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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...
To the editor: The groups most likely to be negatively affected by climate change are those below the age of 40. They should be the spokespeople for any movement that discourages the use of fossil fuels. On Dec. 14 in Niles there was a public hearing for residents to voice their support or...
I am sorry to admit that I am not much of a reader and never have been. I’ve always read just enough to get by. If I do read a book, it’s usually a biography. My problem is that I have difficulty concentrating on just one thing at a time. As a student, I could not have any distractions, such as...
The Democratic Party has a serious problem, and the name of that problem is identity politics. Ever since Donald Trump’s surprise win on Nov. 8, identity politics has been a hot topic of discussion in the media. Many conservative analysts blame identity politics for Hillary Clinton’s surprise loss...

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