• Letters

    Thank You!

    About three weeks ago my wife and I were at Bob Evans having dinner. A few people stopped to thank me for my service as I am a World War II veteran.  We asked for our check and we were told it was covered.

    Thank you again from a World War II veteran. You made our day.  No one had ever done something like that before.

    God bless you and keep you safe.

    R. H.  Trout

    Oak Run 


    Others Don’t Have Golf Courses, Too

  • Letters

    Paper Too Big

    Hate the new size format. Go back to the old. Who came up with this idea?

    Myra McDonough


    Celebrate Mothers

    The traditions observed during the myriad of holidays on our calendars are as diverse and personal as the individuals who observe them.

  • Letters

    We’re Not Achieving Progress

    Don’t you think it is ironic that people whose development is stranded in the 7th century are trying to force people, who have been making progress for the past 1400, how they must live their lives? The retarded, those with arrested development, are the smart people.  How do you justify that? Why have humans wasted all that time and energy looking for better ways to live on this planet? Why is it called progress?

  • Letters

    Trump an Embarrassment

    I am surprised that D. L. Larson branded my reply to his letter as “fallacious” without listing any untruths. Perhaps that is because there weren’t any.

  • Looking for a Fight

    By Bill Koch

    Personality may never change, but proclivity and perspective certainly do. And from those ever-evolving human attributes come opinion.

    Everyone has one, an opinion. And a few of the less creative among us may revel in repeating the cliché that “everyone has one” (and its endless variants). It’s a convenient way of devaluing others by expressing opinions about people who express opinions. And on and on we go.

  • Letters

    Maligning Socialism

    Do I malign socialism? Make misleading or harmful statements about it?

    This question was posed to readers in the Letters to the Editors last week. We were asked to rethink our reaction to the “word” socialism used as an adjective to describe a party (political, I assume) candidate, or public program and question our initial reaction feeling of revulsion to it.

  • Letter to the editor 09-21-2016

    Donations properly used
    There are increasing discoveries of fraudulent so-called “nonprofit charity” organizations who deceive the public with their promises that donations will be used to relieve the needs of families with children, or some other specific segment of the public.

  • Letter to the editor 05-11-2016

    God bless the School Board.

  • Letter to the editor 03-02-2016

    Vote ‘no’ on sales tax

  • Letters to the editor 08-05-2015

    Handicapped spaces
    Last week, Editor Jim Clark discussed the lack of enforcement of handicapped parking spaces in lots in West Marion County and suggested that maybe the volunteers in the COPS program could help solve the problem.