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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Sort recyclables before recycling

    I have viewed the beginning discards in our traveling recycling trailer, and must suggest some adjustments pertainmg to the items disposed.
    As of Sept. 6, the disposal compartments have been labeled as to what goes where. We would ask that the paper, plastic, aluminum and metal items be deposited in the proper compartment.
    We have already seen the habit of putting all recyclables in one bag and tossing it. It would be so much better if you can put the proper item in the proper compartment.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with this year’s Health Fair/Readifest

    To this year’s Spencer County community participants, the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Center would like to thank everyone who made the Health Fair/Readifest event so successful on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Spencer County High School.
    Our sponsors for this year were: Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office, Publishers Printing, Jewish Hospital of Shelbyville, Spencer County Health Department, and Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

  • LETTER: Civil Air Patrol memories from 9/11

    In the late afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, the most crowded skies of the world became silent. There were no high streaks of contrails mixing with clouds. The ever present life-saving chatter of air traffic controllers ceased. A kind of strange eerie void had restored the heavens to its pristine past. Nothing man-made moved in the skies above the United States.
    Nothing, except a single small airplane lifting in the late afternoon from Bowman Field en route to the New York area with rare and precious medical supplies.

  • Magnet staff share 9/11 memories

    Editor’s Note: With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States coming up this weekend, Spencer Magnet staff members were asked to share their memories from that tragic day.

    Sept. 11, 2001, started out as a typical Tuesday morning at The Spencer Magnet office.  As typical as a production day can be at a newspaper.

  • COLUMN: City website is step in right direction

    It’s no secret that we here at The Spencer Magnet are in favor of open government.
    We champion just about anything that increases the amount of information the taxpayers get to know about their government.
    And let me remind you, taxpayers, it is your government. The money in the city, county, state, etc., bank accounts no more belongs to those who decide how to spend it than it belongs in my personal checking account.

  • COLUMN: County gets ‘rolling recycling center’

    We have wrapped up the Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Drive, and I thank one and all who helped give our roadsides a good cleaning. As in the past, we will have a final cleanup in the fall during the last week of October and the first week of November. Watch the paper for final instructions.

  • COLUMN: Discoveries from an Indian excursion

    There is a quote I’ve always loved that, if memory serves me, was born in the mind of Jalal al-Din Rumi, the greatest Sufi thinker: You are raw until you travel – until you bring yourself into the world and join yourself with existence; then you are cooked.

  • COLUMN: Discoveries from an Indian excursion

    There is a quote I’ve always loved that, if memory serves me, was born in the mind of Jalal al-Din Rumi, the greatest Sufi thinker: You are raw until you travel – until you bring yourself into the world and join yourself with existence; then you are cooked.