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So close, already

So close, already.

September 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

You get what you pay for

It's one of the great things about the free enterprise system.

August 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

We all need to win

According to the Associated Press, Hutchinson will turn darker this Christmas season. And that should come as good news to Great Bend, right?

August 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

We can be proud of the Old Guard

For those who aren't aware of it, this region has a connection with one of our oldest military units.

August 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

We're in a CarbFix now

It's likely that you have never heard of what could be the next mega-business, but there's a good chance you soon will.

August 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Cutting waste is a great idea


August 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

More fed jobs isn't good news

It's good news and bad news, like a lot that is going on right now, because we simply do not have the foresight and leadership to stick with a plan that is building good news.

August 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Take time to be safe

Out here on the Great Plains, you have to use the calendar to set the season.

August 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Even LA can be right sometimes

As much as it might stick in our gullets, or cause our tongues to cleave to the roofs of our mouths, we all should be agreeing with ... man, can we even say this? ... with Los Angeles.

August 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Don't be a jerk on the campaign trail

The tenor of the coming year-long combat for the presidency has been seen already on the campaign trail, and Burt Cohen has shown himself to be a poster boy for the lack of taste that will be evident in a knock-down, drag-out that is going to get old real fast.

August 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Pave the way for project

Sometimes you can't really tell whether a public project is worth the tax dollars that will be expended upon it.

August 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Crack down on the flash mob

Send them to boot camp.

August 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Who was that Masked Man?

Actors who have tried to edge out Clayton Moore haven't done too well over the years.

August 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

No one is responsible

Sadly the report released this week regarding the murder of Caylee Anthony wasn't all that unusual.

August 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

What about this meth mess?

As if you needed something new to worry about: Just as we stopped staggering from the most recent blows from the financial sector of the government, as we have tried to rebound from the extra cost and damaged caused by the summer's heat dome danger, as we worked to keep our feet in reaction to the never ending round of political bleating, we also are confronted with the reality that we are having to wave the white flag in the war on meth.

August 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

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Stormy weather

In the Golden Belt recently, we've gone from warm to cold and from rain to snow, all in the matter of one day., We all know just what can be dished out by Mother Nature. But, as winter fades to spring, the area faces a different kind of weather threat – thunder storms and tornadoes.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Setting the pace

"Where else can a dollar donated touch so many lives," said Rick Chochon, United Way of Central Kansas pacesetter co-chair and United Way Board member. He was addressed the UWCK's first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon Thursday afternoon. It was an opportunity to honor the top 15 payroll companies and other special award winners.

February 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Page Turner

News that the Great Bend Public Library was spending more than $762,012.92 on a geothermal heating and air conditioning system shocked the city council members, who wrote the check earlier this month. It was probably out of frustration that city councilman Dana Dawson asked whether the library will even be needed in the future.

February 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Celebrations create lifetime memories

I admit it.

February 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Measles protection makes good sense

Delaying vaccines is a waste of time and could be dangerous to your children. And no, foreigners are not bringing most measles cases into the U.S.

February 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Good things are happening

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the Convention Center heard a about the strides made in the business community.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Buckle up!

Why buckle up?

February 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Presumed innocent

Recently, during Jeffrey Chapman's two-week trial on first-degree murder charges, the Great Bend Tribune showed photos of Chapman walking to the Barton County Courthouse in the presence of Barton County Sheriff's Officers. Because he was wearing modern constraints not visible to the naked eye, some people assumed he posed a flight risk and wondered what law enforcement officers were thinking.

February 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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