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Let's respect our flag

In Ohio, they've got a bunch of folks hopping mad because of a flagpole malfunction that was believed to have international overtones.

May 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We should be able to choose

Kansans need to pay attention to what is happening in Topeka these days and they need to keep it in mind longer than it takes to watch a sitcom, if we want to improve government in our home state. They need to remember it when elections roll around again, frankly.

May 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We need to remember our 'neighbors'

You gotta feel for the folks down in the southeast who were smashed with the full force of nature this past week.

May 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We need to take security seriously

Maybe Americans can develop some objectivity in the wake of this week's news of the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, maybe we can understand the dangers that still face our nation, maybe.

May 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Road to success

Granted, in this day of huge international stories, it's not big news that they are going to improve the road up to Coronado Heights, but it's certainly welcome news and it is a sign that Kansas will continue to support one of its lesser known jewels.

May 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Give her another chance, and another ...

How dare they?

April 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We get the bill

In Topeka they are dealing with one of those issues that just sets the average taxpayer's teeth on edge.

April 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Maybe it has a centerfold

Imagine, Levi Johnston has a new book out, though you have to wonder how much help he had writing it.

April 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


No good excuse

Surely someone in recent months has noted that Charlie Sheen is his own worst enemy.

April 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


He is risen!

You don't have to believe.

April 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Respect the post

Americans have no absolute standards because we have been told for some time, now, that everything, including ethics, are conditional. There is no right and wrong, just the current condition - except, of course, when having a standard that is cast in bronze is useful to this side or that.

April 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Local leaders lead the way

Materials, machinery and manpower.

April 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We can't afford to lose

No harm, no foul, no case - until next time, of course.

April 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Go ahead, blow up the plane

Thanks to ABC Television, anyone who wants to sneak weapons or other contraband onto an airplane in the United States knows just how to do it.

April 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Poor, poor celebrities!

Every so often our culture proves that it is just too warped to take seriously.

April 13, 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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