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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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Valuable lessons

One could hardly travel the streets of Great Bend Wednesday without seeing young people working yards and public spaces. They were everywhere.

April 30, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Safe gas

In January of 2001, natural gas escaped from an underground storage cavern and exploded in Hutchinson, claiming two lives.

April 28, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Shaping the future, one branch at a time

About a year ago, Great Bend planted a seed that should begin to bear fruit in a few years. Last week was the anniversary of ...

April 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Is this the governor’s legacy?

Kansas legislators will return from their spring break Wednesday to face a daunting task, they must close projected budget gaps totaling about $290 million.

April 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


A cooperative effort

For over 100 years, the Barton County Courthouse Square, portions of which are now commonly referred to as Jack Kilby Square, has been a focal ...

April 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The Gift

Years ago, cities supposedly designated formal parks which were often named Lafayette Park in honor of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette and Washington, D ...

April 21, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Accountability at the coffee shop

Barton County is fortunate in that our communities make an effort to invite legislators representing the constituents of our area to meet face to face ...

April 20, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


History repeats itself at LSH

Back in 2013, it was Tristan Shaver, Melissa Strain and Elizabeth Earegood who shined a light on inhumane working conditions at the Larned State Hospital ...

April 20, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Let’s finish this

Bob Parrish told the Barton County Commission Monday morning that he was in the high school class of 1945, the last class to be a ...

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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