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Today's Opinions

  • Diabetes an epidemic

    Diabetes an epidemic
    I have followed much of the political talk and the needs for Henry County because I am a community-minded person and desire that we elect the best for all positions.   
    One thing that has not been mentioned is that we need a healthy community, which produces a healthier population.  Our rate of chronic disease in Henry County is far above the national level. 

  • Looking for pageant director

    The Henry County Fair Board, on behalf of the New Castle Lions Club (a501+c(3) non profit organization), would like to fill the position of Henry County Fair Pageant Director.
    This is a volunteer position that would coordinate activities with the Henry County Fair Pageant Committee.
    The position will have responsibility for recruiting contestants, obtaining donations and/or sponsors, and providing all supervision for activities relating to the promotion and production for all Henry County Fair Pageants.

  • Letters to the editor Oct. 22

     

    County economic development efforts

  • Becoming an informed voter despite candidates

     

    As a voter, I take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the candidates asking for my vote. Yard signs and sensationalized TV ads don’t tell me much, so I try to find ways to look a little deeper at those interested in representing me at local, state or federal levels. 

  • Combatting the decline of local quail

     

    One hope I held for my time in the wide-open spaces of Henry County involved the possibility of hearing a familiar cry.

    It pleased and surprised me to no end to catch the whistled call of “Bob White! Bob White!” during a return visit to Olney, Ill., while showing my wife around where I used to live in the Prairie State.

  • Letters to the editor

     

    Supporting Brent

  • 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.”

  • Trick-or-treating past, present and future

     Rewind back to when I first began trick-or-treating. I was too young to have close friends, so my mom drove us to our cousins’ house hours away to spend Halloween night with them. 

    We had a great time. I wore my first communion dress and a plastic crown my mom bought me as my costume and went as a princess, and my brother and sister were dressed as a hockey player and Snow White.