Read letters from the editor’s desk.

Time to be mindful of severe weather

 THE ISSUE: March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month. OUR VIEW:  Severe weather can happen anytime. March is […]

Guns save lives – until used to kill

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Feb. 22, 2018) – Driving home from the state wrestling […]

Vegetable gardening is worth it in many ways

The Issue: It’s important to know from where one’s food comes. Our View: Sometimes the key to […]

Business of the Year a benefit to communities

THE ISSUE: Coal Country Chamber recently recognized its business of the year and other community leaders OUR […]

County tourney celebrates 100th edition

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Jan. 25, 2018) – Pardon me for forgetting this was […]

Precaution is needed in dealing with flu outbreak

THE ISSUE: Flu season is still active within Macoupin County. CARLINVILLE (Jan. 25, 2018) – Heed the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]