Write Team

Opinions and stories of our writers.

Support our local veterans and their needs

Macoupin County has 4,591 living veterans. There are happy veterans, grouchy veterans, loud veterans, quiet veterans. There […]

Our boy is home again. Hurrah, hurrah!

In most places, the sound of howling sirens usually isn’t a good thing, but here in the […]

Reflecting on A Past Role Model

Who is a role model in your life? I have always hated that question. I never felt […]

Living life as a member of Generation X

A recent statistic from the U.S. Department of Labor has sparked some interest in generational differences. By […]

Why I write for the Write Team

Writing is my voice when I cannot speak.  Frequently, while in conversations, I find myself searching for […]

Romantic notions vs. reality in preserving food

“I bet we’re the first people to ever listen to Maroon 5 while snapping green beans,” my […]

Be your child’s rock amid terror in the

Have you ever seen a piece of news that made your heart stop? Read a headline that […]

On my love-hate relationship with Facebook

It’s been a hard, long day at the restaurant. I leave work, run my errands and head […]

Faux excitement for soccer similar to Olympics

Soccer, by most admissions, is not a television sport. Spectator sport, yes. But since we were unable […]

When being number one is bad

Illinois is known for many things, both good and bad, but is it really the worst state […]