It’s just a flag

To the editor:Well, it seems like the issue about the Confederate flag has calmed down some. It seems like the whole issue has focused on a flag inste...

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 30th, 2015. |  


Many differences among Amish

Editor’s note: Gloria will return next week.I wanted to step in this week to give Gloria a summer break and, more important, to thank readers fo...

July 30th, 2015 |  


IRS commissioner needs to go

IRS commissioner needs to go

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen needs to go.When it was revealed in 2013 that the IRS had targeted conservative groups for exercis...

July 29th, 2015 |  



Jack’s very own heart attack diet

Jack’s very own heart attack diet

If you think this is about how you can deep-fry yourself into the emergency room with a heart attack, it is not. Would I do that to you? No way. This ...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Federal policies are hurting the middle class

Federal policies are hurting the middle class

Under the current presidential administration, the federal government has enacted policies that claim to help the middle class. In actuality, they are...

July 29th, 2015 |  


A special thanks

To the editor:On Saturday morning, July 18, my husband and I were checking out at Kroger when a very nice lady and little girl said they wanted to pay...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Bring the Olympic Games to the valley

Bring the Olympic Games to the valley

Whenever Delbert McLain – our chamber of commerce here – gets a new idea, he generally shows up at the Mule Barn for coffee. He likes to t...

July 28th, 2015 |  


Vets urged to sign up for DC trip

To the editor:Attention: Shelby County vets of WW II, Korea, Vietnam/Vietnam EraShelby County Vets to DC Planning 11th trip – Sept. 18-20, 2015....

July 28th, 2015 |  


Support the Iran nuclear deal

To the editor:Anyone who objects to the agreement with Iran should present a viable alternative. As both the president and the secretary made clear, i...

July 28th, 2015 |  


Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50

Fifty years ago this week, aging in America was forever changed for the better.At the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon B. Jo...

July 27th, 2015 |