Editorials

09/10/2014 - 8:44am
The primary purpose of an open meeting — be it a city council, school board, or county board — is to conduct public business in an open setting. These government bodies are required by law to do so, and the public is welcome to observe the process. They are not, however, required to allow time for public comment. Many do reserve time on the regular agenda to address any concerns...
09/10/2014 - 8:43am
Upon getting her new driver’s license, a woman remarked, “You could not have found a better way to get me to obey the law. I have no desire to show this photo to anyone.” I read something similar to that above tidbit in a Reader’s Digest several years ago. I know exactly how that woman felt, because that was my reaction...
09/10/2014 - 8:42am
I’d like to consider myself a courageous person, especially after backpacking through Central America for six weeks, climbing towering Mayan ruins in Guatemala, snorkeling with sting rays and nurse sharks off the coast of Belize and zip-lining through the Costa Rican rainforest, miles above ground. But after being left alone for 20...
09/10/2014 - 8:41am
Ever wonder what goes on in your neighborhood when you are at work? Now that I’m retired, I get a good idea of what my neighborhood squirrels have been doing all these years. Here are several observations: • I heard the extra loud metallic clunk of a nut falling on one of the vehicles parked in my driveway. I looked out the kitchen...
09/10/2014 - 8:40am
To the Editor: The last holiday of the summer, the beginning of the school session, the last “hurrah” for summer activities — is this what Labor Day means to you? To some of us, those of us who have lived enough to have a history with the labor movement, it is much more than that. You all like your coffee breaks, your 40-hour...
09/03/2014 - 8:45am
Thursday afternoon, a group of law enforcement officials, fire department and emergency medical service personnel, folks from the local funeral home and the county highway department, a public health educator and others, all gathered at Glencoe Regional Health Services to discuss the possibility of a creating a McLeod County “Safe...
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