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Feed a cold, starve a fever … but

By Rick Wade Lately, I have noticed that more and more young people are opening doors for […]

Back-to-school traffic safety a two-way street

The issue: With Macoupin County schools and Blackburn College back in session, there will be more pedestrian […]

Information is often the first line of defense

The issue: More can be done to prevent sexual crimes against children and adults. Our view: The […]

It’s time to put a lid on the

By Jan Dona Society evolves. It has to. The old adage is true: the only constant is […]

Our words reflect our world

By Jan Dona One of the things I like best about living here in God’s country is […]

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 […]