Editorial

Read letters from the editor’s desk.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s time to focus on what unites us

THE ISSUE: We live in an era where sharp divisions are creating an unbreachable chasm. OUR VIEW: Common […]

Medicare Advantage directories are full of outdated, incorrect

By: Trudy Lieberman The other day came a lengthy report (https://go.cms.gov/2StPAIu) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Holidays should provide time for rest, relaxation

THE ISSUE: Over-scheduling too many activities leaves many people frantic. OUR VIEW: Prioritize time to be spent with those […]