LETTER: Katko ad misleading, condescending

LETTER: Katko ad misleading, condescending To the Editor: The season of lies, lies and more lies continues. A recent Katko ad portrays Dana Balter advocating doubling our taxes. Checking the source of this quote reveals a very different scenario; she does not advocate or say she would double our taxes; rather she is referring to […]

LETTER: Asks community to oppose digital sign

LETTER: Asks community to oppose digital sign

To the Editor:

In a prior letter, I asked Hamilton-area residents to join me in opposing the digital sign being placed on the village green.

The Hamilton Village code for signs reads “No illumination shall be directed upon a sidewalk, street, or public place or upon adjacent premises […]

COLUMN: The Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

COLUMN: The Musings of a Simple Country Man

Putin, no: Petrov and Arkhipov, YES

Unless an unexpected miracle happens, the chances for a life like statue of beady eyed Vladimir Putin watching over Main Street, Brookfield is about as remote as this simple country man becoming the second trillionaire in world history […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Take a second look before believing political ads

Tis the season – for political campaign ads designed to influence your vote. They can be annoying, disgusting and even truthful and enjoyable. They are made in written form, on radio, television and especially now on social media.

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LETTER: Oppose dynamic messaging sign in Hamilton village

LETTER: Oppose dynamic messaging sign in Hamilton village

To the Editor:

The Village Board of Trustees has asked for resident reaction to a proposed digital sign at the southern end of the village green. The stated intent is for public service announcements.

I urge those who want to persevere the green to express opposition to […]

GUEST COLUMN: Accident facts in Madison County: Are you a safe and sober driver?

GUEST COLUMN: Accident facts in Madison County: Are you a safe and sober driver?

By Landon Biehl

With summer winding down and the new school year just around the corner, people are planning Labor Day celebrations and trying to squeeze in one last family getaway before summer comes to an end.

During these last […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Wake Up, America!

By Bill Mayers

America is at war. The frightening thing is, almost nobody realizes it. And the enemy is well into his attack while we stump along, oblivious. And unless we get our collective heads out of our collective rumps, we’ll be done to a turn.

Trouble is, […]

LETTER: Open letter to Lebanon residents, visitors

LETTER: Open letter to Lebanon residents, visitors

Dear Town Residents:

I have just confirmed that there were a series of burglaries of parked vehicles along River Road in Lebanon and possibly other areas Sunday in the township.

State police are investigating. Call 911 if you see anything […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Is America’s revolutionary dream over?

By Hobie Morris

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund

Burke

“We didn’t pass [freedoms] to our children in the blood stream. It must be fought for, protected and […]

LETTER: Trump actions are suspect

LETTER: Trump actions are suspect

To the Editor:

Many of us in America suspect the reason Trump meets autocrats alone like Kim Jung-un and Vladimir Putin is because he is being controlled. The Trump meeting with Kim Jung-un in Singapore delivered a concession to North Korea; Trump agreed to end military exercises with South Korea.

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COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Donald Flip-flop

By Jim Coufal

Flip-flop is defined as “To reverse a stand or position.” Donald Trump is a master of the flip-flop, ignoring consistency— a needed characteristic of a president — and the consequences of flip-flopping. Of course, it may be a purposeful tactic to […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Trump’s lies: Telling it like it is.

By Jim Coufal

One of the reasons many people say they voted for Trump or support him is because he “is telling it like it is.”

I’m going to tell it like it is, starting by saying Trump ‘tells […]