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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


Name a peak after him

"One person said Denver was just a human muppet, while others said his music was too syrupy. There are only a few opponents, but they're really loud."

August 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Give Perry the beneift of the doubt

The national media refuses to consider Gov. Rick Perry's motives as anything other than self serving, but it is difficult to see what he attempted to help happen this weekend as bad for America.

August 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Local leaders are the cutters

You really can't tell about local government.

August 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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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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