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Back to the drawing board

Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas Legislature took action on HB 2178, with the majority of House members voting to overturn Governor Sam Brownback's veto of the bill that would have ended his 2012 signature tax policy.

February 23, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Goal achieved

The residents of Barton and Pawnee counties did it again, and then some.

February 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

A time to celebrate

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's 95th annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the newly remodeled Great Bend Events Center heard about the strides made in the business community.

February 19, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Share the love

Today marks Valentine's Day 2016. Traditionally, this is a day for romance, a day of roses, chocolates and cards for those we hold dear.

February 13, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Real suggestions needed

Many of us received a mailer this past week from Congressman Roger Marshall. It was likely similar to mailers received in other congressional districts across the nation served by a Republican representative.

February 11, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

All for one?

The Great Bend City Council decided Monday night to disregard the recommendations of Carl Otter, the city's own engineering technician, and of Josh Golka, the city's on-call engineering consultant with Professional Engineering Consultants, and approve one family's request to install a circular driveway at their property at Harrison and Broadway.

February 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Be super careful on Super Sunday

Today is Super Bowl 51 featuring the Atlantam Falcons and the New England Patriots. For many local pro football fans, they will be watching the game on television, as will their favorite teams.

February 05, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Stormy weather

We have had our share of bad weather in this area, from tornadoes to severe thunderstorms to flooding. These can happen with plenty of warning, or not. This just highlights the capricious nature of our unpredictable spring weather and the need to be prepared for it, particularly during what is known as the severe storm season of April through June.

February 04, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Getting ready for 2018 Farm Bill

Regardless of where on the political spectrum you sit, in Kansas, the 2018 Farm Bill is going to have an impact on your life. And while Congress won't begin writing the bill for another year, legislators will have their ears open, gauging their constituents needs and desires, and will begin determining what their positions are going to be on the big issues.

February 01, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Love is all around

The death of actress Mary Tyler Moore this week had Americans remembering beloved TV characters and a woman with great talent. In the 1960s she played Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," and in the '70s she was spunky Mary Richards in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

January 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

When communication grinds to a halt, it's hard to keep an open mind

It's the first week into a new administration, and while the news has been filled with images of protestors marching in the streets, the urges of others to keep an open mind and give the new president a chance have also been notable.

January 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

Make a difference

There is a lot of talk of making America great again. But, despite all the rhetoric, we all know all politics is local.

January 23, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Now, live from the Washington

Thursday was the anniversary of the first televised presidential news conference. The grainy black-and-white broadcast aired Jan. 19, 1955, featuring President Dwight D. Eisenhower who addressed such topics as problems with China and battles with Congress over the budget.

January 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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 days this month when a walk downtown would be pleasant enough, but Saturday isn't expected to be one of them.

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 said.

January 09, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

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