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OPINION
September 25, 2020


A Lasting Legacy
No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States...nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." - the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution enacted in 1868 after the Civil War.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Let the sun shine bright
Amazing, but on the same day we had what can only be described as an angry conversation with a local person ostensibly about the Open Door Law, we received news that Richard Wyatt Cardwell, former executive director of the Hoosier State Press Association had passed away.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Why not us?
This column has featured many fictional characters during the past three decades. They have been the writer's device to ease the burden of reading economic information and unpopular ideas.

This week is different. Let me introduce you to Nervous Fergus and his buddy, Harrison. Both dogs live and travel with us.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Way to Go
Sometimes we need to take small victories where we find them. Given the many setbacks the virus has perpetrated on all of us, it would be easy to just say nothing good has come out of this horrible pandemic.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Thank You
We couldn't count the number of times we have covered the activities of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post here in North Vernon.

When our children were little, we would take them down to Vernon every Memorial Day as we covered the annual service for the Plain Dealer & Sun. The service was held to honor those men and women who died defending the freedoms we Americans exercise every day. The very fact you can read this editorial written by a local person or write an opinion letter and have it published are just two examples of the freedom we so often take for granted.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The heart beats
So what is the big deal about saving those buildings downtown that are in need of repair?

We well recall when Hulda and Bill Reichenbach started their campaign to save the old Park Theatre downtown. Despite discouragement from many individuals, Hulda persisted, saying to all who would listen how she could hear the "heartbeat" of the Park Theatre and how it just needed a shot of adrenaline supplied by the ardent crew of believers
personally invested in saving the Madison Avenue property.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Legislators move to help media
This month, Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, a bipartisan bill to help preserve community journalistic endeavors throughout the U.S. Joining Reps. Kirkpatrick and Newhouse as original cosponsors of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act are Indiana Representatives Andre Carson and Pete Visclosky.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

An honorable life
What do you say about a person who always stayed true to his beliefs under threat of his life?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

New law a good idea
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Founders agreed that newspapers' role'essential'
America's Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


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