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Editorials

10/18/2017 - 6:38am
Our local fire department, ambulance service and law enforcement personnel had the unenviable task of responding to two serious accident within two days last week — one resulting in a critical injury, the other in a fatality. As if that weren’t enough, we also received news releases this past week detailing two fatal ATV accidents, one involving a rural Olivia man, the other involving a Green...
10/18/2017 - 6:37am
To the Editor: Thank you, Ken Polifka! I think your proposal is a win-win idea. In the first place, why are we even discussing using $300,000 of school money, money that belongs to GSL students for their education. Second, what difference does it make what Mr. Polifka does with the land; even privatley owned green space within the city limits...
10/11/2017 - 10:10am
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board is, unfortunately, back to square one on its Helen Baker Elementary School property. The now-vacant school building and its surrounding grounds has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the School Board considered a partnership effort with the city of Glencoe to develop housing on the site, heard a proposal to...
10/11/2017 - 10:08am
By Rich Glennie Well, we have three-plus more years of all this chaos. Can we last that long? Perhaps the best thing that happened to television news and cable talk shows has been the election of Donald Trump as our president. He is an entertainer of the highest quality, whether he intends it or not. It is with relish that I get up each morning,...
10/11/2017 - 10:07am
By Lee H. Hamilton Back in March, two young members of Congress from Texas, Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd, became brief internet celebrities. Unable to fly back to Washington because of a snowstorm, the two hit the road together, tweeting and livestreaming their trip north. They fielded questions along the way on everything from the war on drugs to...
10/04/2017 - 8:35am
Our country has been wracked with one tragedy after another in recent weeks and months, at the hands of both Mother Nature and man. A drought and wildland fires have ravaged our western states, while Florida, Texas and Alabama, as well as the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, have been inundated with rain and flooding and flattened by the winds of...
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