Category: Editorials/Opinions

Community Journalism Matters Because Communities Matter

“Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”
It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years.
Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least.

Journalism Matters Because Democracy Matters

An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous corrections at the home.

Kavanaugh a Home Run For Supreme Court

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting and sitting down with President Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The Societal Value of American Legion Baseball

The American Legion plays a special role in the lives of military veterans. It’s a source of fellowship, advocacy, healing, and support, as well as a venue through which its members give back to their communities.

Editorial Cartoon: No Chickens?

Column: Back-To-School Shopping

It’s that time of year! The season of searching for #2 pencils, brightly colored binders, and that oh-so- special book bag is here. It’s an exciting time, full of anticipation for school-aged children and their parents.

Newsprint Tariff Will Hurt Newspapers

Local newspapers are the backbone of their communities and the tie that bonds the citizens of these communities together.

Newsprint Tariff Will Be Detrimental To Newspapers

There are two things you need to know about newspapers.
Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been.

Election Time

Election time is just around the corner.

When Local Businesses Thrive, So Does The Community

If you’ve got shopping to do, the national “big-box” and ecommerce retailers can seem like an appealing option. They’re often located close to the Interstate.