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Take a breather and prepare

It's Thursday, and the United States is still, as they say, "a thing."

November 09, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Time to heal

Time to heal

November 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Make you will known

There has been ample media coverage of the upcoming general election and how close the race for president might be. There are also races locally that now have competing candidates. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the campaigning and develop an attitude that an individual voter can't make a difference.

November 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Good idea

Great Bend USD 428 could probably have gone another decade without providing computers to its students, but the decision to do so now was correct.

November 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A century of greatness

In less than a week, we'll be able to put behind us the 2016 presidential election. Today, the Tribune's "Out of the Morgue" column paused to take a look back at the election of 1916, and while reports indicated it was a more civil affair than we've witnessed this year, there were plenty of issues the voters were faced with that split the ballot and made for a very tight race.

November 02, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Scary safety

Halloween spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion this year - $1.5 billion more than in 2015. Of that, $3 billion will be on costumes, $550 million will be on candy and another $300 billion on ticket sales to haunted houses.

October 29, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Pursuit

The Kansas Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment, also known as Constitutional Amendment 1, is on the Nov. 8 ballot in Kansas as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment.

October 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Taking precautions

Sadly, there has been much wild speculation surrounding voter fraud and election rigging, This paranoia at the national level has rubbed off on some local residents who have begin to doubt the integrity of the election process.

October 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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 ongoing research project involving Kansas State University researchers and students has found that the 2016 presidential election has reached unprecedented levels of incivility.

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. Some claimed they made their decisions that evening, but some said they didn't know, even after the debate.

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 bright.

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 kids, including 11-year-old Natalie Williams of Great Bend.

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 be added to the bench now.

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 violence. One in five women and one in seven men.

October 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Has Your Smoke Alarm Expired?

This week marks Fire Prevention Week, and local and state safety officials urge all Kansas residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years.

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Icy Sidewalks

When Great Bend merchants hold their annual Icy Sidewalk Sale in January, they always hope the sidewalks aren't really icy. We've had some ...

January 12, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


A changing of the guard

Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg stated it very well Monday morning when he addressed fellow commissioners. "We have had some rough times here lately," he ...

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A little ‘dab’ will do ya

We have a potentially divisive legislative session facing us. We have the inauguration of a new president following contentious primary and general elections.

January 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Teaching service

One item on next Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting agenda is to approve the fifth annual Community Service Day at ...

January 05, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


The pity party's over

It's about time Kansas calls it quits on this ongoing pity party it's been indulging in for some time now.

January 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Shift happens

The Kansas Legislature opens what could be a tumultuous 2017 session next Monday.

January 02, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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