Opinion

Column: An Important Lesson From A Three-Legged Cat

By Leah Williams There is something about a country cat. My mom’s house in rural Sandoval was gifted with a stray one day. She was a longhaired calico cat who my sister named Dolly. Now I am not talking hyperbole when I say that this feisty feline is the baddest cat I’ve ever known.  I…

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Column: Tell Me Something Good

By Leah Williams The new year is here, and along with the turn of the calendar page comes the promise of a new beginning. What lies ahead in the next 12 months is uncertain, but the hope that something better is around the corner. The older I get the more desperate I seem to want…

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Letter To The Editor: Farm conservation program hitting new heights around Illinois

All around Illinois, farmers are increasingly showing how to improve conservation on their land – one important Star Rating at a time. The S.T.A.R. Program, short for Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources, was created in 2017 through the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District to promote sustainable farming. Participating farmers and landowners learn how to…

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Letters: FOIA Request To Washington County Hospital

Brian [Monsma, president of Washington County Hospital], As I have long asserted, WCH is in violation of legal requirements to provide information to me. You have received a copy of the letter sent to me June 7, 2019. from the Attorney General.  It was sent to Nancy Newby as FOIA officer of the hospital.  (…

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Letter To The Editor: CILA And The King Property

Dear Editor, Could please include this survey in your next weekly newspaper? Yesterday there was a court hearing about how the new Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) owned by Community Link in Breese, IL was asking for tax exempt on the newly donated home, formerly owned by Jerry King. I understand that the Nashville Community…

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Letters: Suggestions To ‘Build That Wall’

Dear Readers, We are at a point in this country where even a quiet news day is a crazy day.  One of the hottest topics is the discussion of illegal immigration and the pros and cons of a border wall construction. Several reports indicate that the U.S. spent between$134-150 billion in health, education, and social…

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Letter To The Editor

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 became a federal law in direct response to local and state governments in the United States denying African American citizens the right to vote due to the color of their skin. The local and state governments were acting in defiance of the Constitution. Since the initial piece of legislation…

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Letter: Help Needed For School Project

  To the editor: I am in fifth grade at Greenville Elementary in Greenville, Pennsylvania. I have adopted your state as a class project. I will be doing a report and other projects to learn more about your state. It would be helpful if you could print this letter in your newspaper. I could use…

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Letters To The Editor: Basic Facts on the Illegal Immigration Crisis

Illegal aliens are breaking our border laws, which are under federal jurisdiction. Many want to bring their dreams of Socialism into our country–many have no intention of assimilating into our country. Many elected officials are lawbreakers, enabling and abetting illegal aliens–even though they took an oath to uphold and defend the laws. Not enforcing our…

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Letters To The Editor: The Truth About Immigration Crisis

Dear Fellow Citizens, There is no immigration crisis at the border.  Given how much our President tweets about it and how much time it gets in the news cycle lately, it’s easy to think there is a crisis… until you examine the facts. Please allow me to point out some facts: The total number of…

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