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

Battling adversity: a testimony of spiritual strength

Are you down on yourself? Do you feel defeated because luck wasn’t on your side during a […]

Karla’s Jewelry closing is a gem worth noting

THE ISSUE: For over a century, Carlinville has a full service jewelry business. OUR VIEW: Karla’s Jewelry has continued […]

Learn through Trivia

Jan. 4, as you may or may not have known, was National Trivia Day. We will be […]

When small businesses close, shoppers lose a choice

THE ISSUE: The closure of Carl’s IGA is another step in the ever-changing landscape of Macoupin County’s businesses.  OUR VIEW: Consumers […]

Beginning a new journey in life

BY: TIM EVANS Last week, I began a new journey in life.  As the new general manager of […]

The closing of Carl’s IGA

To the editor: We are saddened to hear of the closing of Carl’s IGA. It has been […]

District Court ruling against the ACA would end

By: Trudy Lieberman Right before Christmas a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act, also […]

Carlinville officer goes beyond call of duty

THE ISSUE: Officer Mike Stephenson of Carlinville Police Department purchased a new bike with his own personal money […]

I sense the beginning of an obsession

By: Misty Fritz I haven’t been this obsessed with a toy (or anything other than books, for […]

It’s time to focus on what unites us

THE ISSUE: We live in an era where sharp divisions are creating an unbreachable chasm. OUR VIEW: Common […]