Local Opinion

Grateful to American Legion

The first steps into Eastern Illinois University I took will stay with me forever. I got out of the bus after a couple hours to attend this university for Boy’s State. “Impressive, but I do not think too overwhelming,” I thought as I walked past the flagpole bearing the flag that unites all.... more

Have a look around town

Sometimes it is just fun to drive around town and look. I like to look at the houses, the yards, the cars, the streets, the trees… almost everything is game for viewing.... more

Gives thanks to volunteers

Rock River Sweep was big success.... more

A deeper look at Trump's base supporters

Koolidge gives viewpoint on class and communication factors.... more

Time to turn over a new leaf

Have you noticed? There’s a change in the air. Cooler temperatures, bonfires, kids are back in school, leaves are starting to change, football season is up and running, apple cider and pumpkin spice are taking over. Fall is upon us; my favorite time of year. ... more