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New Hampshire’s past is not prolouge

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Nobody wants to run for the Senate as a Republican in this state. Well, not exactly nobody. But nobody who isn’t, for want of a better term, a relative nobody. That astonishing phenomenon is rendered all the more staggering when you consider that the incumbent, Maggie Hassan, is regarded as the…

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Sleepwalking through our own decline

Readers will be pleased to know that I have brought on a part-time research assistant. So, I will no longer have to make things up for my writings, and can use real facts based on research, if I choose to. What an improvement! New RA Kyle Dennison of Kewanee is a sharp, passionate young teacher,…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve found myself reflecting on everything we’ve experienced together in the past year. At a time when it’s easy to see things that divide us, I’m proud to say that I’ve witnessed the power of unity firsthand. Colleagues within our organization have united under the name Memorial Health as we…

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Speak Out

Thanks to workers Just want to give a “HUGE THANK YOU” to the Taylorville park district employees who are decorating for Christmas in the Park. I try to walk daily and have seen them working. One day I’m bundled up w hat and gloves, the next day hardly need a jacket. These folks are stringing…

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Skate park location To the person who asked about why Manners Park and Jaynes Park had not been considered for the skateboard park, they have been. The surveyors said there was too much mine subsidence at Jaynes Park so that much concrete would not last and the people near the areas they were considering complained…

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, How much longer can we afford to tolerate President Biden’s Administration (and his worthless Illinois allies and enablers – Senators Durbin and Duckworth)? OPEN BORDERS leading to uninhibited flow of illegal immigrants, deadly drugs and human trafficking! Every day the southern border remains open, compounds these problems and leads to more destroyed American…

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What am I missing? Calling on the 39%! If you are part of the 39% that APPROVE of President Biden, please tell us what we are missing! For the life of me, I can’t think of anything that he has done for the good of the entire country! So please take a couple minutes, throw…

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More crossing The crossing guard on Bidwell was started when the last Mayor and School Supt. were in charge I believe. The guard is part of the Contract with the bus company to allow the busses to turn onto Bidwell. Without the guard they would not be allowed to turn onto Bidwell due to the…

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Daylight Saving Don’t get me wrong, I worked forty years of swing shift so this one hour change twice a year doesn’t bother me. But as I see it day light savings time is like cutting a foot off the top of a blanket and sewing it to the bottom and thinking you have a…

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Note to Dems: It’s not 2020 anymore

There’s been a lot of attention paid to President Joe Biden’s falling job approval rating. And it is indeed go- ing down, down, down. But along with confidence in the president, the public is also losing faith in the Democratic Party’s ability to handle the issues that most concern voters today. It’s been a long…

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