Category: Editorials/Opinions

JROTC Is A Life Experience

Dear Editor:
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge fan of JROTC. I can’t say enough about this program and the impact it’s having on our youth, three of which are mine.

Saluting The Role Of Women Veterans

For more than 200 years, countless brave men and women have defended, fought and sacrificed for this nation–helping to create and protect American democracy and the country and freedoms we all love so dearly.

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.