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Thanks for the fresh air, your honor

What a breath of fresh air.

August 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


At least we didn't foot the bill

There's a good reason that God invented clothing, and for most of us, if you bother to look in a full-length mirror just after exiting the shower, you can see why.

August 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Let the people do their job

Andrea Abbott, 41, and her 14-year-old daughter were supposed to fly out of Nashville earlier this summer.

August 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Hot can turn to deadly

It was a tragic reminder this past week.

July 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Blame attack on the Darwinians

We have incredible opportunities to access information in our culture today.

July 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's not my fault

Which of us could ever forget the classic rant by John Belushi as Joliet Jake Blues in the 1980 classic film, "The Blues Brothers."

July 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Try something new -- cut taxes

Regardless of what the perennial elected officials and hired guns in Washington, D.C. and the state capitols around the nation say, government finances aren't that different from either business or household finances.

July 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Movie magic continues to astound us

There's no doubt about it.

July 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Time to keep your hands to yourselves

The Casey Anthony defense team made the news this week - stop the presses! - and not in the usually positive manner of arguing that their client did not kill her own child.

July 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Don't politicize our parks

At first blush, it would seem that the national story out of Alabama this week would be one of those to rankle everyone who is sick of higher taxes - and in this day, that would be everyone.

July 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Local giving is more important than ever

Not everyone can do what Barbara Bushnell did.

July 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Evil hates the light

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. - John 3:20

July 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


This is not about statistics

You see a lot of statistics in today's world.

July 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We shouldn't tolerate rude behavior

It all begins with spoiled brats who never are taught good manners and it goes downhill from there.

July 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Kansas is drying up

Sometimes a job is just too easy and Gov. Sam Brownback has a chore this week that shouldn't be much of a stretch.

July 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Articles by Section - Viewpoint


A time to reflect and look forward

Wednesday is a time for us to step back and look at the natural world around us and examine how we can make it a better place for future generations. It marks the official Earth Day 2015.

April 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A dirty job

At times, Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker's and City Sanitarian Gregg Vannoster's positions may be unpleasant.

April 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


​Fair is fair: Care workers deserve OT

Prior to Jan. 1, 2015, many workers who provided home care assistance to elderly people and those with illnesses, injuries or disabilities were not entitled to receive federal minimum wage and overtime pay protections.

April 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Playing politics

The Kansas legislature, through Senate Sub for HB2258, has made it harder to remain stuck in poverty. Not by providing more resources to the poor, but by taking more away.

April 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Hill’s mission helped others

It took a life-altering disease to change the focus for Lauren Hill.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Government in action

Barton County commissioners agreed to disagree Monday morning, and it was a good thing.

April 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Valuable lessons

Nothing successful happens overnight nor without a lot of effort from a lot of folks.

April 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Coming together

It was a busy morning for the Barton County Commission Monday. Commissioners adopted three proclamations – declaring Tuesday as County Day of Recognition for National Service, naming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Make the trip

The fourth-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opens Wednesday at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. The show runs through Friday and is free and open to the public.

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It’s our duty

Your voice counts.

April 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Misfire:'Constitutional Carry' legislation not needed

On Thursday, Governor Sam Brownback signed into law Senate Bill 45, the permitless concealed carry legislation, earning praise from the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legal Action and criticism from Everytown for Gun Safety and a related group, the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Wichita East misses a teaching moment

It was a classic teaching moment for Wichita East High School parents, teachers and administrators.

April 02, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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