Category: Opinion

Opinion

To My Compatriots

By Browse Hickman
Reader Contributor

The shoulder woke up first. Tiny leaf tears in the muscles and ligaments from years of carpentry work were announcing their presence. Shoulder contacted the …

By Nick Gier
Reader Columnist

When you pray, go into your room and shut the door.

Jesus, Matthew 6:6

When the church and state tucked into bed together, it

That thankful time of year

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

I’ll be the first to admit that the question, “What are you thankful for?” gets old quickly this time of year. At the same time, …

Fidelity and Family

By Toni Kolb
Reader Contributor

I think back on my fluctuating childhood and smile. The ups and downs — it was a journey of memory making. I remember the seasons …

Letters

  • Follies Article… Dear Editor, The events mentioned in an article written by Mr. Henney in the Easter publication of the Reader about myself were totally fabricated without my permission and have no basis in fact. I find his unsolicited use of my name and the content offensive. I neither cross-dress or use my ...
  • College Athletes Need to Support Themselves… Dear Editor, I don’t agree with most of what contributor Nick Gier proposes or believes, but I do agree with him regarding UI athletics. The general budget should not be supporting athletic teams. These athletes (all of them) need to live on a budget like everyone else. They should base their expenditures ...
  • Vietnam Vets Articles… Dear Editor, Thank you, Ben Olson, for the excellent interviews with local Vietnam veterans. This is Pulitzer Prize- worthy journalism. I also would like to thank the interviewees for telling their personal stories frankly, honestly, and no doubt reluctantly at times. I was captivated by these stories because I’m the same age ...
  • Two Things… Dear Editor, 1. We have become a nation of wussies. We have replaced fear of our shadows with fear of immigrants. We have become such a nation of cowards that we run around like Chicken Little screaming “the immigrants are coming, the immigrants are coming” led by the example of our ...
  • A Lot of Good Going on in Schools… Dear Editor, I am the principal at Washington Elementary School. I have a long history with this school district as many do—started in the first grade at Washington Elementary School in 1959 and graduated from SHS in 1971. I have worked in this district twice during my career starting in the ...
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