Editorial

Read letters from the editor’s desk.

The house where nobody lives dies alone

By Rick Wade “I have all of life’s treasures and they are fine and they are good. […]

Attending local forums, a way to get informed

The issue: The campaign for one of the most important elections in recent memory is under way. […]

Make no mistake, football players are gladiators

By Daniel Winningham Those associated with the NFL and this year’s Super Bowl would have you believe […]

Time running out for courthouse restoration

The issue: The Macoupin County Courthouse needs substantial restoration work and repairs, and each year the problems […]

Solitude not as easy to find as it

 By Rick Wade “I want to be alone.” Greta Garbo, 1932, “Grand Hotel.” In the book 1984, […]

We’re out of puns: Go support Take it

The issue: ‘Take it to Town’ is 10 years old. Should the community – as families, as […]

Nothing new to say about head injuries

by Rick Wade At the risk of being tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a […]

A reporter’s notebook: Scenes from an inauguration

By Rick Wade Inauguration day, Jan. 9, 2013 10:33 a.m. Just after deadline, leaving Carlinville on Route […]

The City of Carlinville and Macoupin County ask

The issue: The City of Carlinville and Macoupin County are both asking taxpayers for sales tax increases. […]

Do movies move us in both directions?

By Rick Wade Lots of people like to bash the motion picture industry for the movies it […]