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Here's what we know

Here's what we know as of the moment ...

November 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You bet your fur

An incident going on in California - surprise! - has turned into a near-perfect example of what many anti-statists believe is wrong with America.

November 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Stay for the winter, just don't send us the bill

Hey, knock yourselves out.

November 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Time to chose right

It was in a student chapel sermon that a young student was exposed to a philosophy that would move a nation, that, in our better moments, moves us still.

November 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Give the workers a break

They aren't trying to stop a war.

November 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Try raising them right

Oh for Pete's sake!

November 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Killer gas is just waiting

Unless the weather forecasts were completely wrong - and what is the chance that could ever happen? - you are dealing with cold weather outside as you read this. In fact there are chances that Kansas will get its first snow of the season today, and pretty much the whole state is seeing sub-freezing temperatures over the next couple of days.

November 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get ready for winter now

Many of us may have marveled at the "freak" snow storm that his the northeastern part of the country this past weekend, and we might have been complacent, had we forgotten that it wasn't all that many years ago that Great Bend had to cancel trick-or-treating due to our own Halloween blizzard.

November 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Whooping cough is still a danger

You know how it is.

October 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Be safe on Halloween

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the holidays - along comes Halloween and the news that it's not safe.

October 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Good for Lawrence

Good for Lawrence.

October 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Fight for this lost cause

"I guess this is just another lost cause, Mr. Paine.

October 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We watch as killers are killed

"Adoni-Bezek said, 'Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.' They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there." - Judges 1

October 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Don't give them your money

To a great extent, it's been another of those years when Hollywood followed our sad, cultural direction towards victimization and darkness and away from creativity and entertainment.

October 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Take your own advice

With the complicity of the TV talking heads, the current administration continues to be shored up. We are supposed to just look the other way over the worst financial condition since the one we solved by diving into World War II. We are supposed to play like the scandal involving the current administration and the deaths of law enforcement officers on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border never happened. And we are to pretend that Vice President Joe Biden is a senior statesman.

October 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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A time to remember who we are

The latest version of the Barton County Fair began Wednesday with the annual fashion review and kicks into full gear this week. This is annual tradition provides a venue for youth and adults from across the county to show off their talents and be get a little pat on the back for their efforts. It is also a time for the community to come together for a week of family entertainment. But, above all of this, it is a chance to remember what makes us the well-grounded folks we are, built on a strong work ethic and a healthy foundation ...

July 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Please say what you really mean

I'm confused.

July 02, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Founding ideas - Quotes for the 4th of July

In honor of Independence Day, here are some quotes from our Founding Fathers - and one Founding Mother.

July 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Tummies rumbling this week

Last week, summer meals ended in Great Bend for youngsters participating in the free summer lunch and breakfast program at area elementary schools. For the past four weeks, they've had access to nutritious meals, but now parents will need to provide those meals for their kids until school starts mid-August.

July 01, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Take care with fireworks

Independence Day is only a few days away. Soon, kids of all ages will be flocking to stands to buy firecrackers, sparklers and other items. Celebrating the fourth with fireworks is as American as apple pie, backyard barbecues and parades on Main Street. But, as much fun as it may be, they can also be dangerous.

June 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


​Vacation days: Take ‘em if you got ‘em

The June 1 cover story in Time magazine asks, "Who killed summer vacation?"

June 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


There is a lot to do

In case you couldn't guess, with the heat, wind and combines, summer has arrived.

June 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


We are in this together

Recent warm, summer-like weather means the 2015 wheat harvest may begin this week. This is an important time for the regions economy. It can also be infuriating if you are driving or cycling the areas's roadways.

June 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The “Father Factor”

Father's Day is much more than a time to give and receive neck ties and coffee mugs or to golf and barbecue.

June 21, 2015 | Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) | Viewpoint


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