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Be thankful

"Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don't get what you expect." – Victoria Osteen

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time to say thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday that falls between Memorial Day and Christmas. It is a celebration of the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1642 and, with the help of the Native Americans, survived a perilous and deadly winter.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A time to say thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday that falls between Memorial Day and Christmas. It is a celebration of the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1642 and, with the help of the Native Americans, survived a perilous and deadly winter.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Do your part

The holidays present wonderful times to get out and volunteer, all with the opportunity to help the community and fellow residents. From ringing bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign to Giving Tuesday to helping with the Trail of Lights to lending a hand with the myriad of seasonal events on the horizon, there is a lot to be done.

November 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Help refugees

President Obama's press conference Monday in Turkey could not have been more inspiring, although apparently the governors of 31 states, including Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, were not moved.

November 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Terrorism is pure evil

There is nothing religious about killing innocent people.

November 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Coffee cups? Really?

Call it a tempest in a coffee cup.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Just leave us alone

There have been at least three examples of late of just how out of touch the Kansas Legislature is with rural parts of the state. All of these are issues being grappled with by Barton County officials.

November 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


​MizzUnderstanding

The students at the University of Missouri got the nation's attention this past week and were successful in ousting the college president, Timothy Wolfe.

November 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Keep watching and plan to vote

Watching the Republican debates over the last few months has been a bit like watching episodes of The Apprentice, as each debate the playing field narrows, with the top rated candidates returning to meet ever more challenging questions.

November 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Kansas football playoff system needs a change

Here's a good one - "because that's the way it's always been done."

November 11, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


A time to say thank you

At 11 p.m. Nov. 11, 1918, the guns fell silent across Europe as World War I came to an unofficial end with the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany. The Treaty of Versailles, was signed in 1919, which officially ended the "Great War."

November 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Panther Pride

Tomorrow night, the Great Bend High School Panthers will meet the Maize South Mavericks in their first play-off game in five years. It's thrilling to feel the excitement in the air and gratifying to have witnessed Coach Tony Crough turn around the attitudes of the players 180 percent in the past two years. He takes no credit, instead giving it back to the players and his staff, but the atmosphere he's created is clearly his handiwork.

November 04, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Royals’ magic

It's an age-old Cardinal rule - players play and coaches coach.

November 04, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


What are they thinking?

There is finally a groundswell of support locally for increased biking and walking opportunities. The efforts of Be Well Barton County, Barton County and the cities of Claflin, Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hoisington are finally coming to fruition as a Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan is being developed.

November 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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Happy Valentines Day

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. It is the second-largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, after Christmas.

February 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Bad bills

A bill that would remove gifted children from the realm of special education was introduced in the Kansas Legislature on Monday.

February 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Panther quarterback misses opportunity

Sadly, the new-age attitude and persona that Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton brought to the table failed miserably in Super Bowl 50.

February 10, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


A responsive government

Very little is known about a letter sent by a county employee via registered mail to members of the Barton County Commission. In fact, nothing ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Congratulations!

The residents of Barton and Pawnee counties did it again.

February 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Tell Them

If you think consolidating rural school districts down to one per county is a bad idea, be sure to let your Kansas legislators know.

February 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


I’m just fit to be ‘tied’

I'm doing a public service.

February 03, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


I’m just fit to be ‘tied’

I'm doing a public service.

February 03, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Less is more

Some Kansas legislators are saying that perhaps legislative sessions are too long. Perhaps, they should be shortened, curtailed to expedite decisions and save taxpayer money ...

February 01, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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