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Testing, testing

It was 2002 when President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into Law. By 2005, some states were willing to give up federal Title 1 funding rather than stick with the program.

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Giving back for the fun of it

In Barton County this weekend, it's all about giving back, and having a good time doing it. Three opportunities are on The Great Bend Tribune newsroom calendar, and the Great Bend Brit-Spaugh Zoo, families of Veterans and deployed servicemen, and a host of other charitable institutions stand to benefit.

September 24, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


European broke unwritten rule

Is golf the only sport where you actually call a penalty on yourself? It must be the only sport that penalizes and disqualifies a player after play is completed.

September 23, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


High-flying weekend

Great Bend was hopping this past weekend with yet another Bikes, Bombers and Butterflies Weekend. The multitude of events drew scores of spectators and attendees for all over to commune with nature, feel an adrenalin rush or touch history.

September 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Walking the walk

Kansas's statewide Walking School Bus programs, funded through the Kansas Department of Transportation, proved successful for students and schools. KDOT contracted with PedNet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to active transportation based in Columbia, Mo., to create 15 WSB programs throughout the state, including Great Bend and Hoisington. However, in the end, 17 schools implemented a WSB.

September 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Annual Fall Fun Festival helps Kans for Kids

The 10th Annual Fall Fun Festival for Kans for Kids, hosted by the Kyle Kasselman family, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, from 1-5 p.m. at the Kasselman Farm. To get to the Kasselman Farm, drive 3 miles west of Claflin to the Camp Aldrich Blacktop, 1 mile south and 1/4 mile east.

September 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


It's time for a bold prediction

Time for a bold prediction - Donald Trump won't be the President of the United States.

September 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Time to tune in, not out

Tonight's the night. The second debate for Republican presidential candidates will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Eleven men and women vying for the nomination will meet, and CNN, the host of the debate, has organized it to encourage as much interaction with the hopefuls as possible. If you can't be home between 5 and 6:45 p.m., set your recorders now.

September 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


A time to honor those who served

Great Bend Municipal Airport last hosted an airfest in 2012. So, when things take off this weekend, it will be a big deal.

September 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


No longer in the dark

The skies darkened over Great Bend and the surrounding area Thursday night. The rain came along with hail ushered in by winds that blew up to 80-plus miles per hour.

September 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Pride of Wildcat Land is finest in the land

Kansas State's Pride of Wildcat Land marching band paid homage to its neighbor by featuring the Kansas Jayhawk mascot in Saturday's dazzling halftime space show.

September 10, 2015 | | Viewpoint


Coats needed

The warm summer days are coming to an end, and within weeks it will be jacket weather. Coat, scarf and mitten weather. That is why Trinity United Methodist Church has begun its annual search for coats to give away.

September 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Give a pet a home

According to the Humane Society of the United States, 6–8 million pets end up in shelters each year and half of those will probably not be adopted. Sadly, the society reports that about 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs-about one every 13 seconds - are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets.

September 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Homework: Daily reading

If you're reading this, there's a good chance your gray cells are active this morning (or afternoon or evening).

September 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Cliches hit sour chord

The ever popular "here's a stilly phrase you should never say," has returned. They are phrases that you should try to avoid saying.

September 02, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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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


Put up or shut up

With all the time wasted voting to repeal Obamacare and all the time wasted railing against it, this seems like a sensible compromise.

January 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Kansas native inspires team

Our good friend Lenny Gales knew a Kansas connection with Super Bowl 50 - Carolina special teams coach Bruce DeHaven.

January 28, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Kansas Day

Friday is Kansas Day, and the National Parks Foundation suggests a great way to celebrate the Sunflower State's 155th birthday is by visiting one ...

January 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Shopping for a solution

It is indeed unfortunate that Kroger has opted to close the Dillons store in St. John as of Feb. 6. The store had been a ...

January 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Desert creeps closer

Friday's announcement that yet another grocery store is closing in rural Kansas was sad news. Now, unless another option materializes for the people of ...

January 23, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


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