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Editorials

11/20/2019 - 11:09am
The first time I went to take a photo of the Glencoe graduating Class of 1940, lined up along the far wall were a bevy of wheeled walkers. Lining up the class for a photo might take awhile, I thought. There among the elderly group was a tall, ramrod-straight fellow who stood head and shoulders above everyone else. The man turned out to be Merrill Burgstahler. The naturally curious thing to do as...
11/20/2019 - 11:02am
No matter how tasty the hot beef commercial might be, chamber of commerce meetings are not traditionally known as must-attend entertainment. There are times they can be painfully dull. Thank goodness for the dedicated group of businesspersons who keep them running. Last Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce honored business...
11/13/2019 - 11:22am
To the editor, We are one week away from the third and final 2019 Glencoe Community Blood Drive for the year, next Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1–7 p.m. at the Glencoe City Center ballroom. The American Red Cross has set our goal at 104 units for this blood drive. The ARC is facing an urgent need for blood and all donors are needed to protect patient care...
11/13/2019 - 11:21am
When the results from the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s operating levy were about to be announced last Tuesday night, district officials and board members helping cleanup after a day of voting paused for a moment, no doubt wondering what the future would bring. Would they spend much of the months to come with an eye to the future? Or would...
11/13/2019 - 11:19am
By Lee H. Hamilton One of the not-so-small gifts of living in a representative democracy is you can’t accomplish things alone. Whether you’re trying to get a stop sign put up on a dangerous corner or to change U.S. policy on greenhouse gas emissions, you have to reach out to others. And learning how to persuade, motivate, and involve them —...
11/06/2019 - 10:57am
To the editor, Why is it that our rural newspaper appears to have the lack of interest in agriculture to not comment on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s comments, whereas the Minneapolis Tribune on Oct. 5 titled an article: "Perdue to farmers: Go big or just go.” This lack of notice in our newspaper and no response from our farmers...
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