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Making memories in the dark

Life is full of all sorts of experiences that some of us swear are the best ever.

November 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We've already lost

The campus cops who made international news this past week by pepper spraying a group of California protesters have done irreparable harm to the interests of those who hired them, and they certainly appear to deserve to be fired.

November 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Where is the blue food?

Years ago, beat comedian George Carlin asked the immortal question: where's the blue food?

November 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


And they can't kill all the ants

Anyone who's ever read much Stephen King knows how much the horror fiction author likes to use rock lyrics in his work. You know, like "You can't always get what you want. But if you try real hard, you just might find, you get what you need."

November 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Surely we'll never turn back

Ah, the fresh air that has blessed our land!

November 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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Let’s party

Plans are in the works for the third Party in the Park, the annual city-sponsored event held to say thanks for the support the city ...

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Be a hero

There are no phone booths or red capes required to be a hero.

August 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Bravery, freedom emerge from women

Bill Cosby has earned a reputation as a genuinely funny guy.

July 31, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Tax Break

The Barton Community College administration has saved taxpayers a bundle this year by recommending a budget that does not increase the mill levy. Because oil ...

July 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Step up and make a splash

The dog days of summer are here, and they are sure to last well into September. But soon, city pools in the county will close ...

July 30, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Get those immunizations

In an effort to bolster sadly low immunization rates in Barton County, the Barton County Health Department is holding an immunization carnival from 10 a ...

July 27, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Sweet dreams

Once one has decided to get a brand new mattress, they need to decide what to do with the old one. Unfortunately, in many places ...

July 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Step Up: A chance to serve awaits

Recently, we applauded the men and women who serve on public boards. We neglected to mention that finding people who are willing to run for ...

July 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


State legislature has plenty to learn from local bodies

"I feel like we abdicated our responsibility," Sen Michael O'Donnell, R-Wichita, was quoted in the AP story "Kansas cash balance to be lower than ...

July 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Basketball player was a true inspiration

Probably the worst aspect of ESPN is when the network pushes a political agenda, pretending like they are legitimate decisions rather than a shameless reason ...

July 22, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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