Opinions

To the editor: Albert Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Some of the examples of this are: 1. Giving CEOs more money so they can invest in more industry. If they were doing this they would not be so rich. 2. Calling drug addiction...
To the editor: The recent tragic loss of yet another historic home in the Village of Constantine could give us an opportunity to turn this negative into a positive. The John S. Barry Society has done well to portray its namesake and the general history of the Village, but other notables have...
To the editor: Newborn babies are intriguing with their little wrinkles or lines on their faces. They enter this world of what’s ahead after leaving the comfort zone of their mother. Their skin is delicate and beautiful. As we age, the abuse of the daily exposure to the elements tell a tale on our...
For some people it comes easy. For others, not so much. Some people say it way too easily while others refuse. There are people who look at it as a sign of weakness while others just feel there is no need for it. And yet, there are even those who are afraid to say it for whatever the reason. I’m...
To the editor: The Women’s March on Washington 2017 was a quite remarkable weekend and a gracious, purposeful march by women and men of all ages, ethnicities, interests, and concerns. We returned home yesterday afternoon. My daughter-in-law, Christie Ruesink, and her friend, Traci Phelps, did all...
To the editor: On Jan. 11, the home at 320 S. Washington in Constantine caught fire, a tragic occurrence for a family that lost everything, but also for the village. It was a historic home built in the early 1800’s by the Wells family. According to an 1877 History of St. Joseph County, the Wells...
To the editor: I attended the Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 State Boundary Commission hearing held at A Place In Time regarding the proposed sports complex to be located between N. Main St. and Buckhorn Road. My opinion is that it is the wrong location choice. I live on Buckhorn Road (North Portage Road...
To the editor: If we truly value human life, and that includes ALL life including, and not just limited to, the lives of unborn children, we must demand that our members of Congress protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it. Here are just a few facts that we can’t deny: •Women...
To the editor: When we know from experience the lethal consequences of oil spills in our lakes and waterways, how is it that our governing bodies ignore the threat of a pipeline that crosses the Mackinac strait? We should consider the groups that have a vested interest in the continuing flow of...
Honor is one of the nicest things to have, and it’s also a very nice thing to share. “It’s an honor to do this for you” is a very nice thing to say to someone. Unfortunately, this act is not done enough. The American Legion Honor Team, from Hice-Shutes Post 170, performs an act of honor every time...

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