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OPINION
May 31, 2020


Time to leave denial, anger behind
Denial. It's the very first stage of grief, followed by anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

It seems that Americans are stuck in both of the first stages - denial and anger. Indeed, life as we all knew it - here and around the globe - has turned upside down in what seems like the blink of an eye.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Class of 2020 destined for greatness
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Absentee voting is a snap
With the COVID-19 pandemic still requiring social distancing and the Indiana primary coming up June 2, the state should promote early voting to avoid big crowds at the polls - and possible coronavirus outbreaks.

While state and county election officials have taken some steps to encourage early voting, more could be done for November's general
election.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Reopening: Proceed with caution
Slowly but surely, it appears that Jennings County will be following the lead of Gov. Eric J. Holcomb by reopening some businesses, government buildings and increasing access to our public parks by the end of this week.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Maybe U.S. not ready to open?
Dear Editor,

Well here we are, another week of staying home again. More people are still dying from this virus.

Now we are seeing people wanting to go back to work, but they will still end up staying home until May 15.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

JC mourns first COVID loss
It was bound to happen, and last week it did. Jennings County lost a Vernon man in his 70s - a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, cousin and most likely a good friend ­- to COVID-19.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Science will save us
Manufacturing. Hospitals. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers. Mechanics. Newspaper editors. Cellular phone systems. Cable and satellite TV systems. Engineers. Construction companies. Internet providers. Everyone of Facebook and other social media.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

We all have a job
There's so much we don't know about COVID-19, but one thing is for certain: It is easily spread, even by people who don't know they have contracted the coronavirus that causes the disease.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Not fair, but necessary
Some poeple may feel that the response here in the United States, and especially in Indiana, to the coronavirus pandemic has been unnecessarily extreme.

Only time will tell if the restrictions being put in place nationwide in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus are more than what was required to "flatten the curve."

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Our war, our sacrifice
The current COVID-19 crisis is almost unfathomable, scarier than 9/11, more worrisome to America than anything in our lifetimes.

The coronavirus pandemic is a threat to each and every one of us, including in Jennings County where, at this writing, there have been two positive cases confirmed so far.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


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