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Editorials

05/16/2018 - 10:37am
Monday night, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board turned down a proposed cut of a full-time fifth-grade teaching position for the 2018-19 school year. Mind you, the administration wasn’t looking to eliminate someone’s job; instead, it was taking advantage of a retirement to reduce its staff by not replacing that teacher, and by moving a current fifth-grade teacher to another spot where he or she...
04/18/2018 - 10:18am
By Lee H. Hamilton In a world riven by tension, there’s one skill that stands above all others: the ability to resolve conflict. It is the paramount challenge of our time. There are so many divisions that fracture our communities, states, and nations, that the ability to create common ground — to bring people together, rather than drive them apart...
04/11/2018 - 11:03am
Back in January, those who attended the McLeod County Corn and Soybean Growers’ annual banquet heard guest speaker Mike Pearson, an ag commentator from Iowa, paint a rosy future for agriculture. While Pearson touted technological changes that will impact the future of agriculture with increased efficiencies, the real place the ag economy will boom...
04/11/2018 - 11:02am
By Rich Glennie Our Twitter-in-Chief … “The Twit” for short … is still at it. President Trump continues to tweet his edicts to his loyal followers from his throne somewhere in the White House. Does this guy ever sleep? If you didn’t know better you would think he anointed himself as king or dictator. Who needs the Constitution, or that pesky...
04/04/2018 - 10:42am
The Chronicle’s online poll the past two weeks revolved around the issue of electronics and distracted driving. The first poll indicated that people feel that distracted driving is a serious enough issue that punishment should equal that of driving while impaired. The second poll asked how often people use their electronic devices while driving....
04/04/2018 - 10:41am
To the Editor: As reported at the School Board work session last week and the in paper, the GSL building project is just under $1.4 million over budget. This certainly wasn’t welcomed news to the district. We have a great facility, but it cost us a lot more than we thought. The first question that many of you have is the same one that we had, “...
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