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Dropping of the Ball

Dropping of the Ball

This week Jefferson County welcomed a New Year. With the dropping of the ball, it was out with the old and in with the new. Let’s hope that our local politicians take this opportunity to do a little cleansing, as well. After a few weeks apart, perhaps they will have made peace with their differences. [...]

Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf

Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf

I was saddened this week by the passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf. He will be remembered for his part in the success of Desert Storm and his forthright way of meeting an issue head on, with little or no fan fare. The first President Bush, his Commander and Chief during that turbulent time, is in [...]

Editorial – World Didn’t End

Editorial – World Didn’t End

This is the season of giving and hope, peace and love. If you are reading this editorial then you obviously know that the world did not end last Friday. For those that were putting off making decision and changes because it just might not matter…well, guess what…the sun rose on Saturday and the world still [...]

Editorial – All About The Holidays

Editorial – All About The Holidays

This week should be all about the upcoming Holidays, but we all know that the topic on most people’s mind is the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Families ripped apart because of a terrible decision made by an obviously disturbed young man. It was a senseless act that will reverberate on and on. [...]

Editorial – We Live In Our Own Country

Editorial – We Live In Our Own Country

Am I the only one who has noticed that many of the people celebrating Obama’s victory are doing so as if he was a family member? As if their honor, above all else, rested on his campaign? I am not attacking Obama. I am using him as the most readily available example. This behavior was [...]