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Editorials

08/15/2018 - 12:50pm
It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington. If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is when the newspaper has to be edited, wrapped up in color, printed, labeled and distributed to readers. People in Mayville, Wis., where I publish the Dodge County Pionier, count on my paper. It is how they...
08/15/2018 - 12:49pm
A charter school in Atlanta recently issued a press release explaining its students will no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance during its daily all-student morning meeting. The announcement drew the ire of many who believe a public school should require students to pledge allegiance to the American flag and all it represents. Really? The press...
08/08/2018 - 11:26am
Back in 1883, Teddy Roosevelt wrote an essay on what it takes to be a true American citizen. He did not mince words. “The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying that they are unfit to live in a free community,” he wrote. “Their place is under a despotism.” He went on: “The first duty of an American citizen,...
08/08/2018 - 11:23am
It has been an interesting time since the last election in 2016 and many people have put their hats in the ring for a number of state and federal positions. In less than a week, Tuesday, Aug. 14, primary elections will be held. With the exception of a Sibley County board seat in the New Auburn area, there are not local races that will be on the...
08/01/2018 - 10:33am
Please join me in voting for the Republican endorsed candidate for governor, Jeff Johnson, in the primary election on Tuesday, August 14. Jeff Johnson wants to reclaim Minnesota and return power, opportunity and freedom to every citizen of our great state thus enabling them to create their own destiny. Jeff Johnson will shrink the size, scope and...
08/01/2018 - 10:29am
When I feel down, one of the things that can pick me up and help me regain perspective in life, is spending time in nature. One of my favorite spots in Glencoe for doing this, is a bench next to a large cottonwood tree that is flanked by cedars and a wonderful white oak. I was out there today seeking some guidance in life and became so fulfilled...
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