Leave your guns at home

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, If one is taught law and order, one will obey law and order. If one has evil in one’s heart, evil will be ther choice of the day. Why would any 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, arm himself with an AR15 rifle and travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to confront rioters as a ...

History in the Hills: Tradition of giving thanks

Local Columns

For many of us, Thanksgiving Day is a time to spend time with family, eat and watch football. Appropriately, many traditions have sprung up from this day. After all, it is a day where we eat special foods, use the “good” dishes and generally get stuffed. For my family, when we awaken, our ...

Thanks for all

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, As we celebrate our Thanksgiving weekend together with family and friends, let’s take some time to remember the ones who won’t be here this year. The laughter. The stories that were told over and over again. The games that were played. The songs that were sung. The ...

Stay safe while holiday shopping


Traditional activities celebrated with family and friends always have made the holiday season special. That includes the time-honored shopping sprees of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. At one time it was said to be a day that could make or break the holiday season for merchants, as ...

Being thankful for what we have


Today is Thanksgiving Day. It’s many things to many people. It’s a day that has come to stand for food, family and football. And while those traditions are important, we hope that everyone will take just a few minutes to remember all of the good things in our lives, and make this ...

State handling new rollout well


Parents looking for a way to do more to protect their kids from a pandemic that has held us in its grip for 20 months were given another tool when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control gave their approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine for use in ...