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It may be a first in Great Bend and let's only hope it isn't the last. This refers to the covered bicycle rack on the west side of the Great Bend Public Library.

September 07, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Ocean messages

The world was in awe Monday after 64-year-old Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, covering 110 miles in just under 53 hours.

September 05, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Evil always exists

The Great Bend Tribune's Sunday edition featured an Associated Press story about the Bender crimes, which were a series of murders that happened 140 years ago in Labette County.

September 04, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Go and support our kids

It may not feel much like fall, but regardless of the temperatures, school is back in session. That means the annual spate of school activities is set to begin.

September 01, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Working it out

The digital sign outside the Great Bend Convention Center features among its rotating images a lit and flaming barbecue grill. Across it are the words "Happy Labor Day."

August 31, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Labor Day: It's time to raise $7.25

Thursday was a day of protest in cities across the nation, with fast food workers calling for the $7.25 minimum wage to more than double, to $15 per hour.

August 29, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Encourage justice

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King presented a speech in Washington D.C. that galvanized a generation into action and ultimately moved African-Americans into the mainstream of society.

August 29, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Resting easy

With all the hubbub over the embattled Great Bend Convention center it could be easy to assume the hospitality industry in this community is lacking or is in some way inferior to that in towns our size. Coffee talk chatter is rife with stories of problems faced by travelers and convention goers.

August 28, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Innovative education

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has recognized Stafford High School as one of the most innovative schools in the state.

August 28, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Don’t be fooled

With the recent rains, it may be easy to forget the drought that still grips much of Kansas and the western United States. It may also be easy to overlook the long-term impact of what we do with our water.

August 26, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Just call

Yes, you, too, can make a difference. What's more, it doesn't take much.

August 24, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


In a typical month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets twice and the Great Bend Tribune runs front-page stories about those meetings. The Aug. 9 story included good news: The budget was adopted with no mill levy increase, the sports commissioner is planning a visit to the BCC campus and the college is getting better Internet service. Todd Moore, assistant athletic director and sports information director, reported on "athletic compliance" and told trustees, "We are trying to do things right. I think a lot of people respect that we are trying." He shared a report which can be ...

August 22, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Staying home during illness is courteous

It seems as though in this country, that for many years, those who could drag themselves out of bed and to work even during the most serious of illnesses, was the winner. What they also shared was their contagious illnesses, spreading germs far and wide.

August 22, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Distracted pedestrians

A study may be sobering to parents as they prepare to send their kids back to school, especially their teenagers. According to the study released by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx, teenagers are now the most at-risk youth for pedestrian injuries.

August 17, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Time to act

Our Congressional representatives from Kansas need to get behind the Military Justice Improvement Act, a proposal to combat sexual assault in the military. It started with a Democratic Senator, Kristen Gillibrand of New York, but has already become a bipartisan effort. Republicans who have lent their support so far include Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who remarked this week, "I try not to look at issues from a partisan point of view. I'm sure I do sometimes, but I try not to. As a physician, I look at problems and try ...

August 15, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

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Debating the debates

Many of us have watched all of, or at least parts of, the presidential debates. And, it should come as no big surprise that an ...

October 22, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

At issue

After Wednesday's Presidential debate, one network interviewed a group of people who, going into the event, were still undecided about who to vote for ...

October 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Get outside

On a rural Barton County blacktop Sunday morning, a hawk could be heard screeching overhead. The early fall weather was cool but the sun was ...

October 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

The wisdom of youth

It doesn't take a bunch of adults to explain the problem of distracted and impaired driving. Just look at the artwork created by area ...

October 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Do your job

Voters who are concerned about who is added to the Supreme Court over the next four years need to remember that a ninth justice could ...

October 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Domestic violence stats alarming

The numbers paint a sobering picture of families in Kansas and around the nation. Twenty percent of the Kansas population have been victims of domestic ...

October 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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