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Today's Opinions

  • NNA survey shows readers value community newspapers

    Although our society is becoming more and more plugged into the Internet, there are some things the online universe cannot provide or substitute for us.
    This includes the unique services provided to citizens by community newspapers.
    Weekly and small daily papers help strengthen communities, build local economies and report on local governments.

  • You have right to your personal choice, but not to change nation

    Am I a hate-monger? Am I a homophobe? Do I hate those who are not like me: those who don’t look like me, dress like me, talk like me, believe like me?
    Am I opposed to those who disagree with what I believe, and how my belief system impacts how I live my life?
    Am I insensitive to those who hold to convictions and practices that differ from mine? Do I practice hate-speech against those who live differently, believe differently, practice different lifestyles than I?

  • Helicopter pad to make a difference in Kershaw

    In the future, a life will be saved, because of the new emergency helicopter landing pad in Kershaw.
    It might be a car wreck victim, a person suffering from a stroke, heart attack or a youngster bitten by a poisonous snake.
    No matter, quick and efficient help and the helicopter pad, which will allow the patient to be flown to receive critical medical assistance, is going to be vital.
    Direct thanks can be attributed to Talf Wrenn.

  • Make the most of Easter holiday

    Today is Easter, regarded as one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar.
    Easter, also known as Pascha, is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day following his crucifixion at Calvary, according to the New Testament.
    Easter follows Lent, the 40-day period of fasting, prayer and penance which begins with Ash Wednesday and continues through Holy Week, which includes Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

  • Courtrooms fail to protect children

    I remember how sick I felt in early March when I heard how 5-year-old Soren Chilson lost her life. I had trouble sleeping that week and could not get this little girl off of my mind.
    It seemed that everybody I came in contact with had the same reaction – overwhelming feelings of sadness and anger that something this terrible could happen to an innocent, defenseless child.

  • Don’t sacrifice civil rights to ‘do something’

    I would like to respond to Crystal Stango’s March 22 letter, “Whittlesey’s gun control column ‘inane filler.’ ”
    Stango was taking Whittlesey to task for his column, “Gun-ban effort infringes on our right to bear arms.” I would like to offer the following observations:
    1. The statement that “nobody is asking for a gun ban” is incorrect. Many, having including some in state and federal government are asking for that.

  • Community rallies to help centurion celebrate

    On March 16, 2013, Morningside of Lancaster had the privilege of hosting the 100th birthday party for our resident, Mr. Ted Robinson.
    You can imagine that through his 100 years, Mr. Ted has acquired a few friends.
    With nearly 300 guests expected, we needed to rethink our strategy. We needed help.
    Thankfully, we were able to enlist the help of our volunteers and several  local businesses. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the part they took in honoring Mr. Ted.

  • IL residents roar on neighborhood issues

    Indian Land needs to give a big hand to the residents of the Collins Road and Shelly Woods communities for protecting our world from more destruction by Lancaster County. 
    Collins Road people stood up and spoke up to County Council, letting them know they didn’t want B-3 zoning in their backyards. 
    The Shelly Woods residents told Lancaster County to take their trash collection center somewhere else.
    It works; we can take control of Indian Land’s destiny when we come together.
    We are strong; hear us roar.