Category Archive: Opinion

OPINION: When a representative does NOT represent

When a representative does NOT represent. A person who works for another person or persons, represents those other people, and has a fiduciary responsibility to report back to them.  When that representative blatantly lies in his report back to those he represents he makes them responsible for his lies.  In any other business, that representative …

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OPINION: Growing Weary of “Politics As Usual” with Career Politicians

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am growing weary of the politics as usual with career politicians and Washington insiders that continue to vote against the best interest of their constituents and then report back with lies and deceit.  We should not have to go to factcheck every time a politician …

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OPINION: “Grundy County: When Everybody Loses”

Dueling topics of the 2018 Grundy County High School valedictorian selection and subsequent arrest of Trevor Sanders have become issues of interest to the larger community surrounding your county. I was made aware of these controversies by a Grundy County citizen last week, as they felt the need to reach out and seek assistance. After …

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Open letter to Jasper City Leaders from Pit Bull Defense Fund regarding recent breed-specific ordinance passage

PIT BULL DEFENSE FUND 1550 Spring Road, Suite 310 Oak Brook, IL 60523   July 19, 2017 Dear Jasper City Leaders, Our organization was contacted from concerned citizens in Jasper and surrounding areas in regard to Jasper passing Ordinance 376, which strictly prohibits and bans the “Pit Bull Type” breed in your city. It was …

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Letter to Editor: Nancy Silvertooth — a better alternative on ballot

In 2011 David Alexander made a promise to me and 3 others, including an ex-Chairman of the Moore County Republican Party. He promised he would sponsor enabling legislation that would allow voters in Moore County to decide by Referendum whether or not to impose a small Barrel Tax on the Jack Daniel Distillery provided the …

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Letter to Editor: Thanks to Jasper Elem School staff member

I would like to commend the Jasper Elementary School for a huge favor done for me by a staff member.  I don’t know the person’s name, I  just need to express my gratitude. I left my granddaughter, Sophia Johnson an apple that she needed for a class project at school on Monday, Sep. 19 at …

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