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

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 […]

Letter to the Editor, Stoecker

Dear Editor, Today in Springfield and Washington, the liberals and leftists in America are putting on a […]

Letter to the Editor, Schaaff

Dear Editor, What is camping? To me, the meaning of camping is:  a campfire for roasting hotdogs, […]

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, […]

Letter to the Editor, Staerk

Dear Editor, Jan Best’s letter to the Editor from Jan. 24, 2013, needs additional clarification. Three positions […]

Letter to the Editor, Salvation Army

Dear Editor, The directors of the Good Samaritan Ministries would like to use this means to thank […]

Letter to the Editor, Mathias

Dear Editor, After reading the front page article in this week’s paper, “City receives $511,000 from lawsuit,” […]

Letter to the Editor, Adamski

Dear Editor, The year 2012 has passed and we are entering a new year. In the news […]

Letter to the Editor, Best

Dear Editor, In last week’s paper in the article “Sales tax…ballot” on p. 3A, it states that […]