Read letters from the editor’s desk.

Buying local produce helps keep food supply safer

The issue: A recent nationwide outbreak of food poisoning illustrates the dangers of foreign-grown produce. Our view: […]

When sports get too serious, it’s time to

Issue: Many times adults take youth sports far too seriously, often placing unreasonable expectations on the children […]

Country living isn’t always a walk in the

By Hilary Hake Usually I write about how wonderful living in the country is and how glad […]

Residents key players in tourism bid

The issue: Carlinville and Macoupin County are looking at tourism as a way to bring badly needed […]

It’s school supplies season

By Jan Dona Summer is definitely starting to wind down, although many of us feel like it’s […]

It takes a village to catch a thief

By Hilary Hake When a crime is committed in this tiny,  sleepy town I call home, the […]

Courthouse needs a capital campaign

Issue: Several million dollars are needed to fully fund renovations and improvements to the Macoupin County Courthouse. […]

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

The issue: Many people long for the good old days, when life was thought to be simpler […]

It’s free, it’s easy and it’s fundamental to

By Rick Wade The first editor for whom I ever worked taught me the importance of what […]

Nothing wrong with common sense when it comes

By Rick Wade I know that many of you will not like what I am about to […]