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Letter to the Editor

Apr 09, 2015 2:36pm

Dear Editor:

The early years are a crucial time for children’s growth and development, and a time when we help children prepare to succeed in school and in life.

April 12-18 is...

Letters to the Editor

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Your community, your newspaper, your life

Oct 09, 2013 7:08pm

As newspaper executives struggle over whether the news should be digital first, tablet first, SMS first or print first, readers know exactly what they want their local newspaper to be — community...

Letters to the Editor

Sep 25, 2013 6:01am

Dear Editor:

I attended last week’s Clinton City Council meeting with the hope of learning the city’s intentions in regard to the potential purchase of the Payton Dodge building. The...

My Turn Can we revitalize downtown Clinton?

Sep 11, 2013 6:11pm

Do you remember when there was a reason to come to town on a Saturday?

When we had three variety stores - five & dimes, as they were known? Burnett’s was my favorite. They had that big...

Other Voices Few vote in school board elections — is that OK?

Sep 11, 2013 6:02am

I’ve used this quote before in describing runoff elections, but it’s even more appropriate for the upcoming school elections. The poet Carl Sandburg wrote, “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody...

Letters to Editor

Sep 11, 2013 6:02am

Dear Editor:

I would like to commend the Clinton Water Department for the outstanding job it has done cleaning up our city water. I have a “Big Blue” whole house sediment filter, and during...

Other Voices Risk, relativity and reward for Sept. 8, beyond

Sep 11, 2013 6:02am

Last week the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics released a new report, Measuring the Prevalence of Crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey. The report contains...

Random Ramblings The power of our words

Sep 04, 2013 4:35pm

Gossip: Noun, casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, involving details that are not confirmed as being true.

I very rarely have come across a case of gossip that...

Update on road work, economy, volunteers

Aug 14, 2013 6:10am

The County Road Department has completed the following since the first of the year:

Tons of gravel 98,511 tons, goal 160,000 tons

4” + gravel/drainage improvements, 34.3 miles, goal 61...

Blood shortage needs donors to give

Aug 01, 2013 12:32am

“It’s scary how low we are.”

That’s what I remember the American Red Cross worker saying to me last Saturday as he attached a Band-Aid to my arm after I had given blood. He was talking about...

Letter to Editor

Aug 01, 2013 12:32am

Dear Editor:

As a person who lives and pay taxes in Van Buren County this grievance has to get off my chest for the the sheriff’s department and also for Mr. Hooper, our county judge, and...

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