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Happy 4th of July

"It's Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, Exploding Christmas." - Stephen Colbert

June 30, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

A sprinkling of concern

Splash pads are a heck of a lot of fun, and are becoming popular in communities all over the country now. They allow children to cool off and have water fun on hot, summer days. Their caretakers can rest and enjoy observing their play, or join in if the mood strikes.

June 30, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Beating incumbent never an easy task

HUTCHINSON - Dr. Roger Marshall exhibited the confidence of a serious challenger to reigning First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp. Great Bend's Marshall had the poise to say the right things and make all the right moves, starting and ending with handshakes with Huelskamp and all of the panelists.

June 29, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Be careful and courteous

Monday will be the Fourth of July, and many will celebrate our nation's Independence Day by shooting off fireworks.

June 27, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Nice to see

Sadly, this is a time when Congressional Republicans thumb their noses at Democrats and Democrats plop themselves down on the floor, and when state lawmakers and our governor rum rough-shod over us Kansans. Somewhere along the line, political civility has left the building, at least on the state and national stages.

June 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Foolish cuts

Friday morning the Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging & Disabilities will hold a rally in Topeka protesting the governor's order to cut Senior Care Act (SCA) in-home services by $2.1 million, 30 percent.

June 23, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Bike and Build offers promise

ST. JOHN - Bike and Build offers everything that makes the United States great.

June 23, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Election letters

Well, here we are, smack in the middle of another election year with the Aug. 9 primary looming. Elections always stoke the editorial furnace here at the Tribune, and this year should be no different with several contested races at the local and state levels. With some candidate endorsement letters anticipated to trickle in and some campaigns starting to call and ask about how to make such submissions, it is a good time to offer a refresher course on out political campaign letter policy.

June 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

National insecurity

The latest terrorist act in Florida could be perceived as a "hate crime," but it's terrorism nonetheless. He worked as a security officer at G4S Secure Solutions, a private security company.

June 17, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Come together

This spring an article three years in the making appeared in The Atlantic magazine. James Fallows wrote that while most Americans believe we are headed in the wrong direction, communities are seeing renewal and revival at the local level.

June 15, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Be careful out there

It seems they go hand in hand – summer travel season and summer road construction projects.

June 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Be patient

For some, the 2016 wheat harvest is underway and for others it is in the near future. Either way, it is time for all of us to take care on area roadways.

June 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Baylor’s shame

Baylor head football coach Art Briles has been dismissed. Baylor President Kenneth Starr will apparently still teach at Baylor.

June 10, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Kids and Cars

The 8-month-old baby who died Wednesday in Barton Rouge, La., was the 11th child this year to die in a hot car.

June 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Way to go

Congratulations Great Bend and Barton County, you pulled it off this past very busy weekend.

June 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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