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We are charged to keep the faith

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

May 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Kansas needs to get serious about DUI

Finally.

May 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Turn off the tube and get a life

Face it.

May 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Our girls are not 'fair game'

America: Are your daughters and granddaughters worth protecting, or not?

May 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Just buckle up, for crying out loud

For crying out loud - just put on the stupid belt.

May 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Time to do more with less

It would be appealing to believe that the move that is already underway in Cherokee - located south of Pittsburg, in southeast Kansas - and that is rumored elsewhere in the state, is NOT being done to try to get local taxpayers angry at state officials.

May 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


See the view from home -- it's cheaper

The tourism industry promoters are working overtime, first trying to convince Americans that it's safe - not to go back into the water - to get back out and travel.

May 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


At least the CEOs will be OK

Just in case you were worried, you can rest easier now. The news came through recently that America's top paid business executives are getting better pay, again.

May 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's gonna be a long wait

Kenny Nguyen is really hoping that a bunch of people will come back and pay him for his under-priced gas.

May 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


What goes up must come down -- safe or not

You see it on TV all the time, especially, it seems, in the Middle East.

May 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Good riddance, Kal-Schmuck

The Man of Steel can go slide up a weed.

May 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Bureaucrats lie because it's convenient

Every time a national politician or elected official or hired-thug bureaucrat makes a sound that suggests the United States needs to be more like Europe, they should be removed from office or fired.

May 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Someone needs to take action

Many of us have seen the videos, captured on people's cell phones and then downloaded onto the Internet.

May 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We call it 'free speech' in America

Believe it or not, and there is a growing segment of our nation that is clearly on the "not" side, Mike Heick is precisely the person that our Bill of Rights were written to protect.

May 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Learn not to burn

The good news is, according to the experts it's not supposed to stay this blasted hot for too long.

May 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Hard choice with lesser of two evils

It's a Super Bowl that even Dr. Evil would not appreciate.

January 30, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Playing Chicken: Moran pushes for common sense

Sen. Jerry Moran often talks about his "common sense" solutions, but they aren't always an easy sell in Congress. On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Moran that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Emotional recharge

Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A worthy effort

The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Time to step up

There will be a general election in Barton County come April 7. On the ballot will be several school board, mayoral and city council positions, as well as openings on the Barton Community College and Ellinwood District Hospital boards.

January 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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