Editorial

Off the Mayor’s Desk – 4-24-2013

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Earth Day 2013 at an “Open House” held on Saturday, April 20th at the Glenwood City Recycling Center. Visitors had an opportunity to see first-hand what happens to their aluminum cans, glass, plastic, cardboard and newspaper, etc. after they’ve pitched it down the chutes at the recycling…

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Off the Editor’s Desk – 4-17-2013

“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, said the above quote in a speech, referring to politics. She passed away last week. She governed at the same time as Ronald Reagan was our president. They brought down the…

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Off the Editor’s Desk – 4-10-2013

Why go green, when gas is so cheap? President Obama has given millions and millions of our tax dollars to failing companies in an attempt to promote green energy. Our country is on the edge of producing all the energy that we use. Natural gas is so cheap, that even the president and groups like…

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Off the Editor’s Desk – 4-2-2013

Last week I brought up the issue of local control of our schools. I had more positive feedback from that column than I have had from any other. Some suggested that I should know something about “Common Core Standards.”

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Off the Editor’s Desk – 3-27-2013

Are School Boards becoming obsolete? That question has been bouncing around in the vacuum between my ears for the better part of a year, since I heard the news that the school lunch program had been taken over by the federal government. They tell the school what and how much can be fed to students.…

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Off the Editor’s Desk – 3-20-2013

Spending some time in the southwest United States is an experience, to say the least, of how many people are there during the winter. Traffic is horrible, no matter where you drive. That became apparent as we entered Las Vegas on a Tuesday afternoon.

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Off the Editor’s Desk – 3-13-2013

VISIT THE GRAND CANYON Described as one of the wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is a site that one should not pass by if you are planning a vacation. We have been at the south rim before, but have never been down to the Colorado River at the floor of the canyon.

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Off The Editor’s Desk – 3-6-2013

This week I would like to take a look at the Hoover Dam and the Hoover Dam by-pass project that we visited on our recent vacation. The new bridge is called the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Bypassing the need to use Hoover Dam as a crossing from Nevada to Arizona saves many…

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Off The Editor’s Desk – 2-27-2013

THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS Over the next few weeks I would like to discuss our recently-completed vacation to the Southwestern United States. But first, I must make a comment on President Obama’s State of the Union Address of February 11th.

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