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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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Get off that couch

At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.

March 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Respect the office

When Gov. Sam Brownback was shown on the big screens Sunday at the NCAA basketball matchup between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Wichita State University Shockers, fans booed.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vote for goodness sake

DeleteTuesday could mark one of the last times voters in Kansas have a regular spring election. Simply by showing up and voting, you can become part of history.

March 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


WSU owns bragging rights on Jayhawks

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 25, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


No big surprise

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It's not mandatory

President Obama told an audience this week that mandatory voting might not be a bad idea. "It would be transformative if everybody voted - that would counteract money more than anything," he said Wednesday at a town hall-style event in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Facts trump ‘talking heads’

Last week, videos of a fight that occurred at Great Bend High School went viral. That means that it was seen by so many people, it was picked up by several online magazines and is now circulating worldwide through their subscribers. These magazines failed to follow up with even a little bit of reporting. They rushed to post the videos, and assigned "talking heads" to tell viewers what they are watching without regard for the facts.

March 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


State basketball delivers highs and lows

On one side, St. John's players and fans were celebrating a state basketball championship with laughter and joy.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Walking to school

Great Bend's public elementary schools are about to engage in a very worthwhile endeavor – the Walking School Bus program. It will be implemented in all five USD 428 elementary schools.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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