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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


Is this trip necessary?

During World War II, there was a publicity campaign that featured now-famous posters that included the phrase: "Is Your Trip Necessary? Needless Travel Interferes With the War Effort."

April 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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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


Tobacco tax hike good idea

For once, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to correct the state's massive budget shortfall make a modicum of sense. He has forwarded proposals to raise alcohol and tobacco taxes which are now being reviewed by a legislative committee.

February 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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