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Success possible the old fashioned way — with

The issue: Tough times face the Class of 2013. Our view: Nobody ever said life was easy, […]

Threats shine light on bullying in our schools

By Hilary Hake Last week the Southwestern School district was placed on lock-down twice afteår two separate […]

Support the local economy by supporting Shop Local

The issue: How do we improve the local economy? Our view: One way is to support initiatives […]

Give yourself a good talking to and see

By Rick Wade “Hey, you’re that reporter, right? Gotta question. All those things you write in that […]

Adults can be big influence for good on

The issue: National statistics show that as a child ages, parents participate less in their lives. Our […]

Some things in life are more likeable than

By Rick Wade Here’s what I don’t like. People who say, “People like him …” Saying one […]

Forget the maypole, let’s celebrate Law Day!

The issue: May 1 is Law Day, an opportunity to pay tribute to the rule of law […]

You were warned; now it’s getting serious

By Rick Wade A few months ago, I wrote in this space about the disturbing number of […]

New council, mayor will need cooperation with citizens

The issue: The city of Carlinville faces several key issues immediately after new crop of city officials […]

Not saying ‘You’re welcome’ can be a problem

By Rick Wade Not too long ago, I had the following conversation on a Facebook page, which […]