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Low temperatures can be just as dangerous as

The Issue: People criticize schools for closing due to extreme cold. Our View:  Schools prioritize student safety […]

Letter to the editor

CARLINVILLE (Jan. 18, 2018) – The Good Samaritan Ministries Board of Directors and I, Dale Kasten, chairman […]

If you want to stay healthy, don’t forget

By Gordon Hopkins, Rural Health News Service WASHINGTON D.C. (Jan. 11, 2018) – When people think about […]

Cold snap not a great way to start

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Jan. 4, 2018) – I returned home from the basketball […]

Pets must be protected from extreme cold

The Issue: The recent run of sub-zero temperatures is dangerous for pets. Our View: Although there’s a […]

The college home stretch

By Blade C. Williams For the Write Team CARLINVILLE (Dec. 28, 2017) – In the fall of […]

Interstate 55 construction zone merits review

THE ISSUE:  Too many fatalities have occurred recently on Interstate 55 construction zone. OUR VIEW: The Illinois […]

It’s the means, not the ends, that makes

The Issue: All the work leading up to the big day can make Christmas seem disappointing. Our […]

Letter to the Editor – Schetter

To the editor: BRIGHTON (Dec. 21, 2017) – As I was listening to the early morning news […]

Letter to the Editor – MJ4IL

Dear Editor, CARLINVILLE (Dec. 21, 2017) – In regard to their Dec. 7 letter to the editor, […]