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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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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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