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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Promise to cut unfair taxes

    Like many people, I’m on a strict budget these days. Every new tax or increased tax reduces what I can spend in local businesses – even at Froman’s, as I didn’t have the money to refill an allergy prescription last month. The four percent tax increase allowed to circumvent the democratic process was legalized in a time of inflation when everybody was getting raises, but I actually heard one office-holder with the gall to call it “automatic,” even when people aren’t getting raises and are lucky to have jobs.

  • EDITORIAL: It's tricky timing treats

    As I was writing this column, we still did not know when Trick or Treat on Main Street would be held. The Taylorsville City Commissioners were scheduled to make a decision Tuesday night. Would the cavity-ensuing event happen on All Hallow’s Eve night, or the day before on Saturday, Oct. 30.

    How exactly did we get to the point where government officials had the deciding role of when kids could go out begging for candy? Let me explain.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Political ads taking over

    This week's editorial cartoon takes a look at the ridiculous amounts of political advertisements clogging the airways.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Festivals, neighbors and cats

    Shakespeare wrote; “There is nothing so common as the wish to be remarkable.” This weekend’s Octoberfest in the city will be another reason why this place we call “home” is remarkable. The city will come alive again with pageants, parades, arts and crafts, music, car show, displays, booths, great food, games, and family fun all weekend. Thanks to Gary Kehne, Patsy Lewis, and the hard work and imagination of all of the volunteers and staff who make this event a success every year. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

  • LETTER: Help save Light Up Salt River

    My family is fairly new to Spencer County, being here just over five years. We plan to be here the rest of our life. We go to church here. We bank here. We grocery shop here. We go to Dr. Oder and our dog goes to Dr. Shelley.

    When the Magnet had an article that Sid Kirsch would like to have some new people to help with a committee, I called her and was told that Light Up Salt River was being held in a few months and I could be helpful there.

  • LETTER: The place to be

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    We were lucky enough to get tickets for the sold out Progressive Dinner. We, again, were joined by 4 friends from 3 different counties, for the event. Actually, they pestered us since the last Progressive Dinner because they didn’t want to miss it, this year! That says a lot.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Foreclosure doesn't feel over
  • LETTER: Uninformed of Arizona facts

    I would like to say “thank you” to Magistrates, John Riley and Hobert Judd, for recognizing the truth about the Arizona immigration bill and voting in favor of the resolution supporting Arizona. The article featured in the Sept. 15 edition of the Spencer Magnet revealed an incredible lack of comprehension of the issue by Magistrates Drury, Goodlett, and Henry, and by Carmin Gaines, Spencer County Democratic Party president, who voiced her opinion in the article.