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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


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


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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


‚ÄčA vote for status quo

Sen. Mitch Holmes, R-St. John, recently told constituents that the Legislature hasn't given up on the idea of doing away with April elections. The idea is to add city and school board races to November ballots and perhaps boost election turnout. There has also been talk of making them partisan races.

January 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A good example

Before a nice-sized audience in the main Barton County District Court courtroom Monday morning, new Barton County Commissioner Alicia Straub was sworn in by District Judge Steve Johnson.

January 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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