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Today's Opinions

  • OUR OPINION

    A lot of people worked hard to build and operate a concession stand at the ballfields at Grant County Park.
    A senseless act on Monday destroyed all that hard work in a short amount of time.

    Someone broke into the concession stand and set fire inside the building. The fire destroyed the building and heavily damaged the utility pole and transformer that served the building.

  • The big day draws near

    T-minus 23 days and counting. It may sound like a countdown to a space shuttle launching, but for me, it is a countdown to the day I get to marry my best friend, Jessica Lynn Purnell.
    The day is rapidly approaching and my excitement level has hit a 10 on the meter.

    The ribbons are coming together on the programs, the photos are being scanned into our computer to be put into a slideshow for the reception, a million things on the checklist, but with each step we take, we get closer to June 9, 2012.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    This is a gripe letter. To all of us who look at someone without teeth and judge them for not getting them, shame on you and me.
    I’m guilty too. Just go to your phone and call every dentist in there and you will soon know why.

  • Four weddings and a festival

    I lay in bed on the eve of Derby Day listening, sometimes getting up to watch the storms roll across Williamstown.  Having spent a great deal of time and effort in helping many others prepare the local Derby Day Festival, I was haunted by the four past years of much less than perfect weather.

    I had already responded to a disgruntled Derby Idol contestant who emailed me.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Jensen supports
    Hammons

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    I hate cancer! It’s ugly and sneaky and sucks (mom, please forgive my use of that word, but that’s just how I feel.)
    Cancer has always been a dirty word in my family, mostly because my mom lost five of her eight brothers to various forms of the disease.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    I would never fancy myself to be Larry King or anything, but in college I always enjoyed reading his columns in USA Today.
    For the unfamiliar, King would not write about one particular theme or subject, rather he would give his thoughts about a variety of topics in short, succinct sentences.

    I guess you could say it was like he opened up his brain that day and spilled out what was inside onto the page.
    As someone who writes the occasional column, thinking of what to write about can be difficult.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS...

    I was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in September 2011. I hydroplaned, hit a guardrail and flipped my truck. I had serious injuries, multiple fractures and both of my legs were mangled. Doctors told me I was millimeters from death.

    The entire first week after the accident, the doctors contemplated amputating my right leg. That morning my EMT was Wanda Hammons. Not only did she save my life, but she figured out my right leg was actually rotated 180 degrees and bent back under me depriving it of blood.