Opinion

Read letters to the editor, opinion pieces and letters from the editor’s desk.

A skilled trade is as valuable as a

The Issue: Having a skilled and/or educated work force is vital for a community. Our View: Even […]

October is calm before holidays

By Jan Dona The Write Team CARLINIVLLE (Oct. 12, 2017) – October has always been my favorite […]

History will come alive in Mt. Olive Oct.

The issue: Local history usually doesn’t come from text books. Our view: It is through events like […]

Macoupin Promise may help retain college students

By State Sen. Andy Manar The Write Team SPRINGFIELD (Oct. 5, 2017) – Stemming the migration of […]

Harvest safety vital to farmers, public

The Issue: The harvest is a dangerous time of year. Our View: Having a safe harvest takes […]

Legalizing marijuana

Dear Editor, CARLINVILLE (Oct. 5, 2017) – Since PBS just spent two weeks showing Ken Burns’ film […]

Health dept. workshops educational

Dear Editor: GIRARD (Oct. 5, 2017) – The Macoupin County Public Health Department conducts a workshop designed […]

Chasing a dream

With Christopher Best The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Sept. 28, 2017) – Earlier this month I began an […]

Macoupin County Courthouse celebrates 150 years

The Issue: Many in the county take the old building for granted. Our view: The next few […]

Education is bipartisan issue

By Sen. Andy Manar and Rep. Avery Bourne The Write Team SPRINGFIELD (Sept. 21, 2017) – Educating […]