Read letters to the editor, opinion pieces and letters from the editor’s desk.

The end of an era

Dear Editor, It is truly the end of an era. Four kids raised in a small grocery […]

Battling adversity: a testimony of spiritual strength

Are you down on yourself? Do you feel defeated because luck wasn’t on your side during a […]

Karla’s Jewelry closing is a gem worth noting

THE ISSUE: For over a century, Carlinville has a full service jewelry business. OUR VIEW: Karla’s Jewelry has continued […]

Learn through Trivia

Jan. 4, as you may or may not have known, was National Trivia Day. We will be […]

When small businesses close, shoppers lose a choice

THE ISSUE: The closure of Carl’s IGA is another step in the ever-changing landscape of Macoupin County’s businesses.  OUR VIEW: Consumers […]

Beginning a new journey in life

BY: TIM EVANS Last week, I began a new journey in life.  As the new general manager of […]

The closing of Carl’s IGA

To the editor: We are saddened to hear of the closing of Carl’s IGA. It has been […]

District Court ruling against the ACA would end

By: Trudy Lieberman Right before Christmas a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act, also […]

Carlinville officer goes beyond call of duty

THE ISSUE: Officer Mike Stephenson of Carlinville Police Department purchased a new bike with his own personal money […]

I sense the beginning of an obsession

By: Misty Fritz I haven’t been this obsessed with a toy (or anything other than books, for […]