Read letters from the editor’s desk.

It’s no accident November is National Diabetes Month

THE ISSUE: Many people who have diabetes don’t even know it. OUR VIEW: Controlling diabetes is the key to […]

Choosing Medicare drug coverage can be tricky

By: Trudy Lieberman Karen R., a 70-year-old Medicare beneficiary living in a mid-size town in Indiana, contacted me recently […]

Pondering a MegaMillions win

By: Misty Fritz I don’t play the lottery very often; I’m too cheap (on the rare occasions […]

We’re all a fan when a local team

THE ISSUE: Football season is over for some, but others are just getting started. OUR VIEW: Rival fans come together when […]

Look beyond premium costs when choosing a Medicare

BY: Trudy Lieberman (Rural Health News Service) Making decisions about Medicare coverage has never been easy. Over the years, […]

Election registration and security are causes of concern

THE ISSUE: Outside meddling and voter purges make voters uneasy as the Nov. 6 election approaches. OUR VIEW: In […]

Recognition of community service offers inspiration

THE ISSUE: The Carlinville Chamber of Commerce recognized 17 individuals and businesses for service to community, redevelopment […]

Do you want to be a vampire?

By: Misty Fritz Last week, a spam email managed to bypass my filters and end up in […]

Journalists are the eyes and ears of a

The Issue: Most people don’t pay attention to the decisions made by their elected officials. Our View: […]

Slow down and share the road with farm

THE ISSUE: Each harvest season there are accidents involving motorists and farmers. OUR VIEW:  Motorists need to […]