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They are unsocial media

For the uninitiated, the world is currently dealing with yet another in a seemingly endless variety of ways that we can be special and different. This time we do it through our Internet fixation and we call it "social media."

June 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Time to rise above the past

A Barack Obama impersonator, apparently without meaning to, has set what ought to be the tone of the coming presidential election campaign.

June 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Happy Father's Day

American dads are supposed to be remembered today.

June 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Goose is cooked

Waste not want not, our ancestors said, and they meant it.

June 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Parking fines are out of hand

The top 15 parking ticket violators in our state capitol owe a total of more than $175,000 in unpaid tickets.

June 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Long may it wave

"It's a grand old flag."

June 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Just keep the talk open, please

The Kansas State Board of Education is goin' back to class during the summer vacation, but they're not dealing with the 3Rs, unless "responsibility" has taken the place of 'rithmatic. And maybe it should.

June 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We'll take the money, even with the zombies

In 2009, when drivers in Austin, Texas saw the zombie warning signs, they were part of a computer hack, but soon when they are seen in Georgia they won't be a joke.

June 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Trash can become as expensive as treasure

"One man's trash is another man's treasure" is an American proverb.

June 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Rural discrimination is real

There was a time when the rural aspect of society in our nation was cherished.

June 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We'll miss you, Matt

It didn't make all that big of a splash, but James Arness died Friday.

June 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Enjoy free fishing this weekend

If you thought you might like to try your hand at fishing this year, but you just weren't sure ...

June 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Blanchett blanches industry

When movie star, incredibly wealthy, so very important Cate Blanchett flies - and flies and flies and flies - all around the world for her career and the parties and the other perks that separate her and her chums from us ordinary working drays, she buys a ticket just like anyone else.

June 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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Articles by Section - 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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