The Laborers’ International Union of North America’s (LiUNA) Midwest Region is comprised of highly skilled and dedicated union laborers who are proud of their role in building critical …

Regardless of political affiliation, all Presidents appear to age rapidly once in office

By pure happenstance, Kevin Petersson and our wives met up at Ted’s a couple of Sundays ago. We started talking about Little Galilee camp, where he is the facilities director. Kevin went …

I’m not the only one who has opted, once again, to stay home. Both the rec center and the senior center are cutting back on classes and hours because of the lack of participation, again, but …

My liberal friends suggest I am addicted to Fox News, but in all honesty, I often tune in to MSNBC and CNN. Morning Joe had former MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews on its program just after …

The United States appears to have diminished in world standing over the past year. There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the United States was a feared adversary. To cross the U.S. was not something that most nations or individuals really wanted to engage in.

It is the end of the year. Christmas is here and a New Year is only a week away. Now is a good time to reflect on the year past and what future awaits us.

It is the Christmas season,  and we all have our individual perspectives of what that season means. Many of us have the religious connection to Christ’s birth. Then we have those who look for that jolly old elf from the north and it is all about Santa Claus.

It is now December, which, in this country, is defined as the Christmas season. Tradition says it is to be a month of joy.

I truly believe that the United States is the greatest country this world has ever produced to date. That positive note provides for much optimism in my world view. Unfortunately, I was born a cynic and that part of me has been pushing the past several weeks. Pushing to the point that I am frustrated by some current events.

No, I didn’t misspell karma or attempt to reference a Greek fraternity. CAMA stands for Clinton Area Ministerial Association. It’s time for a positive local column about unity and cooperation. 

Indulge me, while I rant about our cashless society, computers everywhere and tipping. I am not suggesting we need to go back to the stone age, but medieval times might not be too bad. Last Friday, my wife and I, our youngest son and his wife, went to the Illini basketball game in champaign. 

The C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum would like to thank those who attended the 55th annual Apple ‘n Pork Festival; those who provided monetary sponsorships and grants for the event; and all who contributed their time, talents, and skills to make this year’s festival a success. 

Having achieved the age of three score and twelve I believe I have some insight into old men. Age provides the wisdom of experience. The young guys don’t buy that because they are young and vibrant and have all the answers.

Many of my generation are simply repulsed by the thought of those who engage in protest rallies. They view such rallies as anti-law and order. Perhaps the situation is more complicated than simply objecting to those who violate a sense of proper public decorum.


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