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Shelter doesn’t threaten anyone with jail, but it must follow up

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Hypocrisy is rampant in a society that doesn’t value life, where people are not held accountable

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More questions need to be asked about Speaker Bonnen situation

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On July 31 I mounted my bicycle at the trail head parking lot on the east end of the River Trail and headed out. In less than half a mile, I saw a female runner collapsed on the trail. There was an older man, maybe no older than me, standing by her. Two female cyclists were talking to him. H…

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On the classroom wall in the Sunday school I attended as a four-year-old in 1937, there was a large picture of Jesus surrounded by little children of all shades of skin color. We were told that part of our weekly offering would be used to support missionary doctors and teachers working with …

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Some recent letters have called for rallying behind our president as he represents all of us. I will remind them that the majority of local residents not only did not rally behind President Obama, but wrote letter after letter accusing him of various nefarious deeds, as well as labeling his …

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While politicians point blame fingers, migrant children continue to be separated and held from parents. Recent facility visits found children filthy, lice and flu outbreaks, no soap, inadequate meals and water. They sleep on cold concrete floors under bright lights while our DOJ shamefully a…

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I love my cat Bucky. I have always had a cat, throughout my life, but I will not have another. Bucky is a wonderful cat. He has always let my granddaughter drag him around upside down and likes to hang out with the dog. He sleeps indoors for hours but loves to prowl around outside. He keeps …

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Whatever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on the 4th of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks? 

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Think about this: Four-and-a-half billion years ago, this earth was a ball of fire and has changed to what it is today and is continually changing. Just because the human population came on to this earth doesn’t mean that the earth stops changing. If all the people of the world stopped smoke…

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We must stop being Democrats or Republicans; we must go back to being Americans, first and foremost, now before it is too late.

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Two letters to the editor appeared side-by-side in stark contrast: “Leadership Qualities” and “Harsh Words” in last week’s paper, 6-12-19, page 4A.

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Thanks to the paramedics, ER doctors, nurses, and staff, the second floor team, and the third floor acute rehab personnel. With the risk of leaving someone out, I won’t try to name everyone individually, but just say that all the compassionate, professional, dedicated nurses, aides, therapis…

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I always enjoy commentary from locals on President Trump and his supporters.  Recently, one wrote “But Trump, like the Republicans in general, put their bets on anger and fear overriding decency and critical thinking.”  Yet, our “liar in chief” got Mexico to initiate steps do what the congre…

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As we approach Independence Day, it seems a good time to be reminded of the words of our nation’s founders. In 1787 at the end of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked if they had given us a republic or a monarchy. Franklin answered, “A republic, if you can keep it.” 

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First and foremost: Thank God and all who prayed for our baby to get well. My family thanks you profusely, my son and daughter-in-law thank all profusely. More letters will be written.