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Share reading with a kid

It's not likely that our children are going to value that which they don't see being valued at home or in the society around them.

September 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get involved in solving the problem

It's time for Americans to wake up to the fact that they have no one but themselves to blame.

September 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's too bad, but it is sure real

The Associated Press story out of Leavenworth was one most of us would just as soon hadn't been necessary:

September 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You asked for it

Oh, my, wasn't it just so touching when Charlie Sheen was able to sober up long enough this weekend to wish his former cast members well as he attempts to drag himself out of the pits of his self-induced has-been status for about the 10th time in his relatively short life?

September 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


She just isn't responsible -- for anything

Apparently the legal giants who have once again shown that justice is blind, deaf and dumb in America have come to believe their own publicity and really think that Casey Anthony is a legal untouchable in our system.

September 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's all about tough police work

Times are tough all over.

September 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


TV makes you stupid

Many of us are "young" enough to remember when we were warned not to sit too close to the TV or you'd go blind.

September 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We can still pray for our nation

It seems especially poignant that today, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on America, a person who has been blessed in ways the rest of us can only dream, has chosen to take a stand against the expression of prayer for our nation.

September 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Public sex isn't a right

Ohio is in trouble for daring to suggest that naked dancing girls shouldn't do anything besides dance.

September 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Show some respect

Whether it's Sen. Jim DeMint, who spoke out this week, or any other serving member of Congress, suggesting they are going to blow off this week's joint session and the president's speech is just wrong.

September 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It shouldn't be a tough choice

On the one hand, you have taxpayers at home whose homes are threatened.

September 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We don't want to go 'hog wild'

Anyone who's been around feral animals and who have been paying attention has noticed we have a problem, and believe it or not, that means anyone who has just been paying attention, because we are all surrounded by feral animals whether we notice them or not.

September 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


A Labor Day prayer

There are a lot of slants applied to the meaning of this long weekend.

September 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Wild attacks are on the rise

It seems to have been the summer for wild animal attacks around our nation, and that should come as no great surprise, actually, because we continue to encroach on wildlife habitat.

September 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


So close, already

So close, already.

September 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Doing their jobs

Unfortunately, Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said public officials grab the headlines when they have a bad day and make a mistake. That is why she appreciated what 911 Director Doug Hubbard had to say Monday morning.

March 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get off that couch

At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.

March 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Respect the office

When Gov. Sam Brownback was shown on the big screens Sunday at the NCAA basketball matchup between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Wichita State University Shockers, fans booed.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vote for goodness sake

DeleteTuesday could mark one of the last times voters in Kansas have a regular spring election. Simply by showing up and voting, you can become part of history.

March 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


WSU owns bragging rights on Jayhawks

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 25, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


No big surprise

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It's not mandatory

President Obama told an audience this week that mandatory voting might not be a bad idea. "It would be transformative if everybody voted - that would counteract money more than anything," he said Wednesday at a town hall-style event in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Facts trump ‘talking heads’

Last week, videos of a fight that occurred at Great Bend High School went viral. That means that it was seen by so many people, it was picked up by several online magazines and is now circulating worldwide through their subscribers. These magazines failed to follow up with even a little bit of reporting. They rushed to post the videos, and assigned "talking heads" to tell viewers what they are watching without regard for the facts.

March 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


State basketball delivers highs and lows

On one side, St. John's players and fans were celebrating a state basketball championship with laughter and joy.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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