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Editorials

11/13/2019 - 11:22am
To the editor, We are one week away from the third and final 2019 Glencoe Community Blood Drive for the year, next Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1–7 p.m. at the Glencoe City Center ballroom. The American Red Cross has set our goal at 104 units for this blood drive. The ARC is facing an urgent need for blood and all donors are needed to protect patient care. If you already have an appointment, thank you....
11/13/2019 - 11:21am
When the results from the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s operating levy were about to be announced last Tuesday night, district officials and board members helping cleanup after a day of voting paused for a moment, no doubt wondering what the future would bring. Would they spend much of the months to come with an eye to the future? Or would...
11/13/2019 - 11:19am
By Lee H. Hamilton One of the not-so-small gifts of living in a representative democracy is you can’t accomplish things alone. Whether you’re trying to get a stop sign put up on a dangerous corner or to change U.S. policy on greenhouse gas emissions, you have to reach out to others. And learning how to persuade, motivate, and involve them —...
11/06/2019 - 10:57am
To the editor, Why is it that our rural newspaper appears to have the lack of interest in agriculture to not comment on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s comments, whereas the Minneapolis Tribune on Oct. 5 titled an article: "Perdue to farmers: Go big or just go.” This lack of notice in our newspaper and no response from our farmers...
11/06/2019 - 10:56am
We’re very good as a nation at honoring our veterans one day a year. That needs to change. We should honor the women and men who have served our country and allowed us the opportunity to enjoy life as free people every single day. The young men and women deserve our respect each and every day, not just on Veterans Day. They deserve the best we as...
11/06/2019 - 10:54am
By Glenn Mollette Many Americans have cried foul against President Trump for pulling our troops out of Syria and abandoning the Kurds. Yet, I have to ask, do we ever really leave? While many of our troops are now in Iraq, some will stay behind in Syria to protect the oil. Our military, from the United States, is deployed in more than 150 countries...
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