Editorials

05/20/2015 - 9:33am
During the 1980s and 1990s, which were mostly peacetime eras, attendance at area Memorial Day services steadily dwindled. People turned instead to fully enjoying the three-day weekend with camping, fishing, cookouts, picnics and other recreational activities. And then came Sept. 11, 2001, with an attack on American soil. Terrorists unleashed their fury on the Trade Center in New York City and...
05/20/2015 - 9:32am
There’s a fine line between being anal retentive and having a routine. I’m not sure when, or if, I crossed that line, but I’m getting some hints. Twice recently I have been approached by people who say they judge how well their morning commutes are going by where they see me on my two-mile route around town, especially coming...
05/20/2015 - 9:31am
To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Education, staff, and all the students at Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL), I want to express my thanks and gratitude to the stakeholders of Independent School District 2859 for your support of our building project. Your support of and commitment to our students is truly appreciated. We realize that this will...
05/20/2015 - 9:30am
To the Editor: Memorial Day is about remembering. This is a day to remember all U.S. military personnel who died in wars or other military actions. It began as Decoration Day on May 30, 1868. The graves of comrades were decorated and flags were flown at half-staff. Display the U.S. Flag at your home and on the main streets of your community....
05/20/2015 - 9:29am
To the Editor: It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the chair of the 7th District DFL party would write to our local papers to spread misinformation about the Republican budget. Over the years, fewer and fewer Democrats have been elected to the House from the 7th Congressional District, and last year Republican wins in our district helped...
05/13/2015 - 10:01am
As convenient as they are for so many tasks, from hauling our groceries to cleaning up pet waste, most of us are aware that plastic bags are not healthy for our environment. Although there are biodegradable plastic bags, most in use are not. Plastic bags are, however, recyclable, but getting them to proper recycling facilities is problematic....
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