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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


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


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Good call

A judge went above federal guidelines last Friday to give a Kansas City, Kansas, man nine years in prison to protect the elderly people he preyed upon, the Associated Press reported.

March 05, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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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