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Al is certainly no pal

If you got to the Wikipedia Internet encyclopedia, and if you look up Bill Clinton, you are told that he was the 42nd president and that he was in office from 1993 to 2001.

June 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


They are unsocial media

For the uninitiated, the world is currently dealing with yet another in a seemingly endless variety of ways that we can be special and different. This time we do it through our Internet fixation and we call it "social media."

June 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Time to rise above the past

A Barack Obama impersonator, apparently without meaning to, has set what ought to be the tone of the coming presidential election campaign.

June 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Happy Father's Day

American dads are supposed to be remembered today.

June 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Goose is cooked

Waste not want not, our ancestors said, and they meant it.

June 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Parking fines are out of hand

The top 15 parking ticket violators in our state capitol owe a total of more than $175,000 in unpaid tickets.

June 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Long may it wave

"It's a grand old flag."

June 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Just keep the talk open, please

The Kansas State Board of Education is goin' back to class during the summer vacation, but they're not dealing with the 3Rs, unless "responsibility" has taken the place of 'rithmatic. And maybe it should.

June 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We'll take the money, even with the zombies

In 2009, when drivers in Austin, Texas saw the zombie warning signs, they were part of a computer hack, but soon when they are seen in Georgia they won't be a joke.

June 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Trash can become as expensive as treasure

"One man's trash is another man's treasure" is an American proverb.

June 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Rural discrimination is real

There was a time when the rural aspect of society in our nation was cherished.

June 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We'll miss you, Matt

It didn't make all that big of a splash, but James Arness died Friday.

June 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Enjoy free fishing this weekend

If you thought you might like to try your hand at fishing this year, but you just weren't sure ...

June 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Blanchett blanches industry

When movie star, incredibly wealthy, so very important Cate Blanchett flies - and flies and flies and flies - all around the world for her career and the parties and the other perks that separate her and her chums from us ordinary working drays, she buys a ticket just like anyone else.

June 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We are charged to keep the faith

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

May 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Emotional recharge

Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A worthy effort

The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Time to step up

There will be a general election in Barton County come April 7. On the ballot will be several school board, mayoral and city council positions, as well as openings on the Barton Community College and Ellinwood District Hospital boards.

January 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


‚ÄčA vote for status quo

Sen. Mitch Holmes, R-St. John, recently told constituents that the Legislature hasn't given up on the idea of doing away with April elections. The idea is to add city and school board races to November ballots and perhaps boost election turnout. There has also been talk of making them partisan races.

January 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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