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Editorials

03/20/2019 - 10:13am
Glencoe-Silver Lake School District directors did the right thing Monday night and accepted the low bid from a company to fix the parking lot at the junior-senior high school and blacktop the parking lot at Silver Lake Elementary School. Step 1 of a long overdue project is complete. With the board’s approval, district staff made it easy for directors by hiring an engineer to put together a sound...
03/20/2019 - 10:11am
To the editor, In Doug Hanneman’s recent article (Hutchinson Leader, March 13), he pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson’s belief in civic virtue and his fight for the rights of all citizens to be informed and have a say in their government. After the long and frustrating winter we’ve had, we are all ready for some sunshine. Last week was Sunshine Week...
03/20/2019 - 10:10am
To the editor, It is a famous part of the Declaration of Independence: All people have the inalienable right to life. This is a powerful statement, but it has not always meant the same thing to all who read it. Even today, the right to life is debated. Because it is the government that makes, executes and interprets the laws that protect life (...
03/13/2019 - 10:17am
It’s been a brutal winter. It may not be over yet. We all know that. Almost every day brings a new reason to relocate to a community far warmer than here, a place where the inhabitants have never experienced a snowfall or freezing rain and can’t fathom what a polar vortex really is. If you still have an upbeat view of winter in Minnesota, we...
03/13/2019 - 10:15am
As soon as I did it, I knew it was a mistake. But it was too late, the ‘senior moment’ was over. I happened to be on top of my flat roof in the back of our house, shoveling off the heavy snow onto the yard. The first two-thirds of the two feet of snow were light and fluffy. The other one-third was not. It was compressed snow, turned into ice,...
03/06/2019 - 11:30am
By Lee H. Hamilton It’s been many decades now, but I still remember a piece of advice I got not long after entering Congress. It came in passing from a prominent journalist as we were talking about the bewildering array of issues Congress faced. Every day, he told me, I should ask myself a simple question: “What’s the most important thing to be...
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