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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor Oct. 8

     Another choice

    We have three banks, two fast food outlets, three gas stations, two liquor stores, two dollar stores, two pizza stores and one grocery store. I would like [to point out to] the city council and mayor, after all these years of talking about economic growth, we still only have one choice of where to buy our groceries! We need “another choice.”

  • Letters to the Editor Oct. 1

     Ag Tag Money and Blue Corduroy

    There are masses of memories in Henry County that come from citizens’ time in the FFA. Many of those memories date back to one point…the first time you ever zip up the iconic blue corduroy jacket. 

  • The long way can be the most rewarding

     Two summers ago my family and I turned my dad’s business trip from Michigan to Las Vegas into a ten-day vacation. My brother had to stay behind for work, so my parents and sister and I made the sixty-hour drive. Thirty hours one way is long enough to spend in the car with anyone, let alone your family, but we saved money by not flying, and rented a vehicle with decent gas mileage.

  • Deputy’s salary questioned

     I would like to let the people of Henry County know about a recent change that has been made at the Henry County Sheriff’s office. 

    It appears that Sheriff Danny Cravens has changed his son’s hourly pay scale as a part-time deputy sheriff from $12.98 per hour to $25.31 per hour. No other employee at the Henry County Sheriff’s office received a pay increase when Deputy Cravens was changed.  

  • Organic farming has natural appeal

     

    Growing up next to corn and beans farms, running in between the corn stalks as a child and riding my grandpa’s tractor and combine, I can still picture the long straight rows in fields that appeared to run from a county road to the horizon.

  • Letter to the Editor

    We are pleased to announce that on June 14th, the New Castle Patriotic Festival will once again be honoring World War II Veterans for their service during WWII. This year, those WWII Veterans participating in the festival will serve as Grand Marshals during the parade being held at 11 a.m. Following the parade, presentations will be made on the courthouse square to these American heroes of the greatest generation.

  • Letters to the editor

    The Iceman Cometh

    The Iceman, the Snowman, the Zerotemp man cometh to Henry County over and over again during the last few months. Incredibly beautiful pictures of the stark white landscape only served to bring complaints of power outages, frozen water pipes, missed school days. The list goes on and on. Since we choose to live in a rural area, with all the advantages it has to offer, sometimes the disadvantages get the better of us.

  • Child’s insight not far from teaching

    Michael Duncan

    Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

    Like Donna and I have done, Gerry and Julie Claybrook have spent their adult lives in ministry. Julie saw one of my recent Facebook posts and easily discerned that I would be using the Lord’s Prayer as the central part of an upcoming sermon. She promptly sent me the following message: