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Editorials

04/24/2019 - 10:36am
To the editor, I attended a program put on by the county agriculture extension educator titled, “Managing the Storm,” relating to family dairies, at the Glencoe City Center Dec. 10, 2018. Three panelists related their dairy experiences, the challenges and disappointments of their family dairy business. Since it was our tax dollars being spent to put this program on, it just seems the national...
04/24/2019 - 10:35am
By Karen Seal Stewart One year on from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the majority of Americans are seeing paltry benefits from President Donald Trump's tax cuts, if any at all, while the wealthiest among us are living like kings. That’s because our tax code is so skewed in favor of the rich that there may as well be two different tax rates entirely:...
04/24/2019 - 10:33am
As a community newspaper, we generally reserve this space for thoughts on local issues. However, a recent national news item with a potential local impact was too significant to pass by unnoticed. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced last week he would offer a bill next month requiring people be 21 years old to legally purchase and...
04/17/2019 - 2:07pm
Last week I saw a squirrel wrestling with a stick. Yes, a stick. And, believe it or not, it looked like the stick was winning. Before you think I’m crazy, I called my wife and son to the back window to look, too. They were rather amazed, and as amused as I was as the squirrel lay on its back, feet entangled with a small branch that had blown off...
04/17/2019 - 2:01pm
To the editor, The first 2019 blood drive was scheduled to be held Wednesday, April 10, from 1 to 7 p.m. The American Red Cross set our goal at 106 units. The ARC staff usually arrives before 11:30 a.m. for setup and departs after 8 p.m., after the final donors have been processed. But “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” (...
04/17/2019 - 1:59pm
To the editor, Ronald Reagan so eloquently said: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I am from the government and I’m here to help.” Congressman Peterson and Sen. Smith were in town last week meeting with farmers, bankers and farm educators trying to get the ball rolling on dairy margin coverage for small farmers in need of...
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