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Update from the county judge

Sep 03, 2015 5:30pm

We have just completed eight months and have only four months left in 2015. I would like to bring you up-to-date on the roads, some happenings in the county, and about upcoming events.

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Aug 13, 2015 5:09pm

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Aug 06, 2015 11:24pm

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Hillary tops readers’ choice

Jul 29, 2015 6:00am

The Democrat wanted to know who readers would vote for if the presidential election were tomorrow and why. Seems like very few of you wanted to play, but those who did all picked one candidate:...

Opinion My Turn What will he say next?

Jul 23, 2015 11:16pm

Donald Trump may be a brilliant businessman, but when it comes to character, he’s bankrupt.

His comment that U.S. Sen. John McCain is not a war hero, and that he likes “people that weren’t...

Opinion Seven decades is enough

Jul 23, 2015 11:16pm

We are today 70 years out from the fateful interregnum period between the world’s first atomic bomb explosion — the test fire Trinity at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945 — and the world’s...

Letters to the editor

Jul 23, 2015 11:16pm

Dear Editor:

I have heard it said the definition of a hero is an ordinary person who accomplishes extraordinary things.

While pondering that, I began to think about the 43 men who have...

Letter to the Editor

Jul 16, 2015 2:24pm

Dear Editor:

I would like to address this to:

The People of Van Buren County,

With great reluctance and disappointment, the Van Buren County Clerk’s Office is being forced to...

Opinion State of the Nation

Jul 16, 2015 2:23pm

In public addresses, President Obama assures the American people that the U.S. military command is greater than any other in the world. One must wonder if he is aware that the U.S. has not won a...

Opinion My Turn Let’s start at home to wipe out hunger

Jul 09, 2015 3:49pm

Did you know statistics show that in Van Buren County 19.3 percent of households are considered food insecure, which means that 3,310 people in our county of fewer than 18,000 people do not know...

Opinion From the Forum: There has never been a Social Security Trust Fund

Jul 09, 2015 3:49pm

The facts presented here can be verified by contacting the agency that collects and maintains these records.

The political season is upon us and those who have lost the off button on their...

OpinionWorst response to injustice (except for all the rest)

Jul 09, 2015 3:48pm

Democracy, said Winston Churchill, is the worst form of government — except for all the rest.

This is also true for nonviolence. When people are victims of injustice, especially a violent...

Opinion: My Turn Contest, film turn spotlight on Alzheimer’s

Jul 02, 2015 4:11pm

I received an e-mail last week from RN Ron Henson who writes the delightful and informative Ron’s Chicken Soup column for the Democrat. In it he asked if we would announce a “Caregiver of the Year...

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