Letters to the Editor

I am sure that the candidates running for Indiana County judge have different experiences that would serve them well. However, I am confident that the other candidate does not have the experience and qualifications that Gina Force does, and that is why I am supporting Force for Indiana Count…

Party politics has no place in the election of our next Indiana County judge of common pleas, otherwise known as the family court judge. The qualifications of the judge must be to have an intense, hands-on knowledge of family law as well as criminal law. Family law focuses on issues of divor…

Although we have never had a really “close” relationship, I have long admired the community spirit of my friend, Bill Simmons. One cannot drive through the downtown area of Indiana without acknowledging the significant contributions to the Greater Indiana Community made by Simmons. His untir…

With the general election rapidly approaching, the voters of Indiana County will soon elect our third judge who will preside over Courtroom #3. In that courtroom, this newly elected judge will predominately hear and decide cases involving criminal and family law issues. It’s critically impor…

After reading “Write-ins vie for United school board” (Oct. 9, 2021), I became alarmed by the author’s tone and lack of transparency. The author proclaimed that school boards “are becoming the conservative battlegrounds in the fight for freedom.” School boards and school districts should nei…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence encompasses physical, emotional, financial and verbal abuse. Domestic violence does not discriminate against gender, race, age and socioeconomic status. Domestic violence is a pattern of escalating coercive and controlling behav…

It happened again recently one morning at approximately 7:15 a.m. A jogger on Martin Road was wearing all gray clothing; it was foggy and she virtually blended in with the scenery — I almost didn’t see her.

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Driving home from the dog park, I was surprised to hear the (Dixie) Chicks’ terrific song “Wide Open Spaces” on the country oldies station. The group had been banished from country radio since 2003 after saying George W. Bush made them embarrassed to be Texans.

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Iowa is represented in the U.S. House by three Republicans and one Democrat. After last year’s census, an independent advisory commission drew a new map that reaffirmed the current balance, but made one of the Republican districts slightly more competitive.

A nation is a community of people that, at best, is held together by a common story. When I was a kid, I was told a certain triumphalist story about America, which was loaded with words like “superpower” and “greatest.”

Big business is overwhelmingly in favor of requiring that workers get vaccinated against COVID-19. A recent CNBC survey of chief financial officers found that 80 percent of them say they “totally support” the Biden administration’s plan to impose a vaccine-or-test mandate on companies with m…

What is the greatest threat to educating children today? Is it COVID-19, or ignorance? I’m going for number two. There is growing evidence to back me up.

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