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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


Try a different profession

When they are dealing with taxpayers in the private sector who shouldered bigger burdens decades ago, it should come as no surprise that there is getting to be less and less sympathy for public workers who not only don't want to pay their fair share, but who show contempt for our system of government in the process.

July 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


OK Kansas, gravy is NOT a food group

If there is one thing we like to do in Kansas, it's eat.

July 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Entertainment doesn't have to be true

Next year CBS could have Jackie Gleason host the Fourth of July program in Boston.

July 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Courtesy goes a long way towards success

Imagine this: American cities are learning they need to rethink how they do stuff because of the aging of the population.

July 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Sit down and shut up

Good for the staff at the Alamo Cinema in Austin.

July 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Surprise! You lost!

Earlier this summer, someone won $25,000 on a slot machine in Pennsylvania. Only they really didn't win, according to the state officials, even though they were allowed to keep the money. And in the process of all this mess, there are questions about just when a winner becomes a loser.

July 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's so hot, that ...

We are in that stretch of the summer.

July 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


" ... they are endowed ..."

"...they are endowed ..."

July 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Way to go!

Every so often you come across these human interest stories that suggest you are only as old as you believe you are.

June 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Shooters are responsible

Local officials continued discussions about fireworks around Barton County this week.

June 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Pop goes the holiday

Barton County officials weren't ready to put the kibosh on fireworks for this Independence Day, but that's mainly because it's so late in the game.

June 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Taxpayers don't get an escort

It's astonishing what ends up being controversial.

June 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Al is certainly no pal

If you got to the Wikipedia Internet encyclopedia, and if you look up Bill Clinton, you are told that he was the 42nd president and that he was in office from 1993 to 2001.

June 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Doing their jobs

Unfortunately, Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said public officials grab the headlines when they have a bad day and make a mistake. That is why she appreciated what 911 Director Doug Hubbard had to say Monday morning.

March 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get off that couch

At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.

March 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Respect the office

When Gov. Sam Brownback was shown on the big screens Sunday at the NCAA basketball matchup between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Wichita State University Shockers, fans booed.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vote for goodness sake

DeleteTuesday could mark one of the last times voters in Kansas have a regular spring election. Simply by showing up and voting, you can become part of history.

March 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


WSU owns bragging rights on Jayhawks

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 25, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


No big surprise

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It's not mandatory

President Obama told an audience this week that mandatory voting might not be a bad idea. "It would be transformative if everybody voted - that would counteract money more than anything," he said Wednesday at a town hall-style event in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Facts trump ‘talking heads’

Last week, videos of a fight that occurred at Great Bend High School went viral. That means that it was seen by so many people, it was picked up by several online magazines and is now circulating worldwide through their subscribers. These magazines failed to follow up with even a little bit of reporting. They rushed to post the videos, and assigned "talking heads" to tell viewers what they are watching without regard for the facts.

March 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


State basketball delivers highs and lows

On one side, St. John's players and fans were celebrating a state basketball championship with laughter and joy.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Walking to school

Great Bend's public elementary schools are about to engage in a very worthwhile endeavor – the Walking School Bus program. It will be implemented in all five USD 428 elementary schools.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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