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home : insight & opinion April 15, 2014

Schools' problem lies in poor management

It seems Illinois' school problem is lack of management by our state. Nearly all states do a much better job.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Drug Court sees success, and needs your support

RE-NEW (Recovery Excellence through Nurture, Education and Work) is just ending its third year as an active participant providing support and fundraising for the Crawford County Drug Court.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Support lacking for military personnel, retirees

We at one time had good leadership, most of the time, in this country. Mr. Obama, it is known that you want world peace. There has been no peace in this world since Cain slew Abel. Ever since then, yes I am going to use the word, God let man decide his own destiny.

Friday, March 21, 2014

From 'protect and serve' to 'search and arrest?'

I saw an interesting ad asking for my vote for sheriff in the March 7 paper.  It talked about all the things the person would do if elected. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Take time to learn how to stay safe this spring

While the majority of Illinois tornadoes occur between April 1 and June 30, the tornado outbreaks on Nov. 17, 2013, and Feb. 20, 2014, proved that these violent stonns may happen any time of the year.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

'Basic skills' still need to be prioritized
I enjoyed reading Ms. Mikeworth's response to my letter to the editor about increasing taxes for education, but I think the major point of my letter was missed. 
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Priorities, not more money, will make schools better
I read your front-page article in the Monday paper which said "School officials agree with survey, but want action."  I would be absolutely amazed if they didn't agree since the survey said that many people supported raising taxes for schools and more $$ for schools makes their jobs easier. 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Let's give children more, not less
I am writing in response to a letter to the editor from Phil Montgomery that appeared in the Daily News on Feb. 5. While I agree with Mr. Montgomery that "Priorities, not more money, will make schools better," I disagree with where he thinks these priorities should lie.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Junior Achievement seeks 'success stories'
In 1919, Junior Achievement was organized in Springfield, Mass., by Horace A. Moses, Theodore N. Vail and U.S. Senator W. Murray Crane. July 22, 1964 was the first organizational meeting for a group of dedicated business leaders in the Terre Haute community.
Friday, February 07, 2014

More lawyers = decline of civilization?
I noticed on the back page of your Jan. 30 paper a large ad about exposure to asbestos related to three local businesses.  It got me to thinking about America's lawyers again and I immediately got indigestion and had to take an Alka-Seltzer.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Unknown Samaritans are appreciated
This is a first for me, a letter to the editor.

Isn't America great - with all its faults its still the best place to be. Then Illinois is next best, but best of all is Crawford County.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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