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  • Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00 AM
    To the editor: This past Monday, the Pentagon announced that the Iraq Coalition had destroyed 116 oil transport tanker trucks used by ISIS to transport oil to the black market in order to fund their terrorism efforts in Syria and Iraq. 
  • Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00 AM
    To the editor: All of our ancestors, forefathers and mothers, every single person who has fought and/or given their life for this country, every person who has stood up, supported and in any way been patriotic and pledged allegiance to the USA ... All of them have done it in vain, if we don’t do something now to reroute this country off this path of doom our current politicians have us on. 
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: Your ‘Pray That We Learn To Live In Peace’ editorial was timely and aptly credited our military veterans for the their sacrifice and bravery in defending our country. Thank you. 
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: Last year, a volunteer group called the Friends of Hargan-Matthews Park was formed with the purpose of revitalizing this downtown park located at Vaughn Drive and West Street across from the river. Now operating as a nonprofit organization under the umbrella of Madison Youth Unlimited, we are asking for your support in helping raise funds for the park’s improvement. 
  • Thursday, November 05, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: Because I am a fairly conservative, long-standing Republican, this commentary may strike some as uncomfortable. 
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: On Wednesday, Oct. 21, a special meeting was held under the alleged purpose of receiving community feedback on the “possibility” of moving all fifth-grade students in the (Madison Consolidated School) district into the junior high school in the fall of 2016. Prior to this meeting public opinion was that moving fifth grade to the junior high school had already been decided – so obvious was this that the school board addressed this belief in their regular meeting for October. 
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: Whether you like or dislike the idea of traffic roundabouts, the new Madison roundabout and the thousands across the U.S. will be saving money, time and most importantly, they’ll be saving human lives and human suffering. These savings will keep coming for decades, as long as people keep traveling in vehicles on roadways. 
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: Regarding your article on Oct. 21, from the Associated Press “Understanding the Benghazi…” I would conclude from this sorry entry, that you do not fact check. You are as bad as Susan Rice and Hillary and all those people who made up the lies about the video. 
  • Monday, October 26, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: In 1982, President Ronald Reagan sent troops to Beirut, Lebanon as peacekeepers. 
  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: America is failing its youth in the war on drugs, and the teens of Jefferson County are greatly in need of help. According to a report by Indiana University, one of four teens has illegally abused prescription drugs. There has been very little community support shown at recent Coalition for Teens and Young Adults meetings held at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club and led by Ray Black Jr. 
  • Monday, October 12, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: When I moved to the Madison area from Los Angeles, Calif., eight years ago I didn’t know what to expect. 
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 3:00 PM
    I am ready to retire. In January 1993, Julie Warren (Truax) knocked on my door. Besides a calligraphy job for The Attic, she asked me if I would consider coordinating the Madison Chautauqua. 
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: Please consider funding a county manager (administrator) position in the upcoming Jefferson County budget. I lived in Hamilton County, Ohio for 57 years prior to moving to Jefferson County. 
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:00 AM
    To the editor: Amazing story on Aug. 29. On the first page of Sports under “Sports Briefs” was an article about the University of Illinois firing a coach. Now, ordinarily I do not read much on the sports page. This time I did. 
  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: The Indiana State Legislature wants a study to determine why education majors are dwindling in our universities. The understanding that they are searching for is well documented in the laws, regulations, and contracts they themselves fought for the last dozen years. 
  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:00 AM

    This is a thank you for all the people who helped so much in the weeks before the Jefferson County 4-H Fair began.

  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:00 AM
    To the editor: 

    I want to send out a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the Summer Meals for Kids program this summer. This program, run by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana in cooperation with the local Clearinghouse and the Southwestern and Madison School Districts, served 3,543 free meals to children ages 1- 18 this summer. The program was offered because more than 50 percent of the children in Jefferson County depend on free or reduced lunches to meet their nutritional needs during the school year. When summer comes, they lose access to school meals and this puts a greater financial burden on families that are already struggling. So, to help those families, every weekday this summer, free lunches were taken out into the Hanover and Madison communities on minibuses provided by the school districts and handed out to children by volunteers. 
  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:00 AM
    The “Christmas in August Poker Run” was a huge success this year. We were able to donate $7,149.15

    We would like to say “thanks” to all those involved with the event. Without businesses donating, people selling and buying raffle tickets, T-Shirts, 50/50 tickets and riders donating their time, there is no way we could have raised over $7,000!
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: While the roundabout project at the top of US 421 may seem unnecessary to some, it should be noted the project is funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation — not local government. 
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:00 PM
    To the editor: Your recent editorial call to voters to register is commendable, but many states allow registration same day as Election Day or a week earlier —?not no later than 29 days before an election like Indiana requires —?who is thinking about voting a month before Election Day? Even worse in Indiana you have to provide an excuse for wanting to vote early.  

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