.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Today’s problems have an answer

    Where did we go wrong and how can we fix it? Speaking with 66 years of experience, it seems to me that our society and the world is only a shadow of what it once was. Whether watching the news or reading the paper it is becoming more apparent that the goodness of the people, which we once took for granted, is becoming more and more unheard of.

  • LETTER: Spencer is fortunate to have Sheriff Stump

    Once again, Sheriff Buddy Stump has proven his ability to run the office of sheriff in a safe, professional and efficient manner. The recent meth bust has made Spencer Country a safer and more pleasant place to live. The entire county owes him a big “thank you” for weeding out and removing criminals who make our lives more dangerous.

  • COLUMN: Kudos to schools for honoring vets

    One of the sweetest sights you’ll ever see is that of a child honoring a veteran.
    Luckily, for Spencer County veterans, that sight was somewhat abundant over the past week or so.
    Our staff had the privilege of covering two events specifically at which veterans and their contributions to the country were in the center.

  • Take action to stop bullying now

    A stunning (in all the wrong ways) situation is being uncovered in the NFL — particularly with the Miami Dolphins.
    The nuts and bolts of it are this: A second-year player left the team to seek help and/or treatment after allegedly being bullied by at least one, if not more, of his teammates. The alleged bully has a history of offenses and suspensions and has now been indefinitely suspended by the team. Most in the sports world expect that the Dolphins will ultimately cut ties with the bully completely.

  • COLUMN: It’s almost time for fall cleanup

    The day after Halloween proved to be a decent day, with sun and lighter winds. Halloween night, I thought some of the trick-or-treaters might be blown away. It was a rough time to be outside.
    The wind also stirred up a bunch of the litter that has been added to our roadsides. For the life of me, I cannot understand why everything must be thrown out the window as we drive our roads. It’s so simple: Keep it in the car or truck, and dispose of it in the proper way.

  • LETTER: A heartfelt thank you

    At time when it seems the world has turned upside down and no one cares for other people, a special act of kindness will prove that untrue.
    Several days ago, I came out of the grocery to a heavy downpour. After waiting a few minutes, I decided to make a run for my car. The rain only came down harder, so I pushed my cart up to the side of my car and I jumped inside.

  • LETTER: Words are powerful

    At times, I feel I should respond to letters in The Spencer Magnet, but I become concerned my “words” might be misunderstood or taken out of context.
    I agree with Magistrate [Woodie] Cheek about the power of “words.” There were approximately 232 words in his commentary, excluding some prepositions and conjunctions, and an additional approximate 79 words in the old folk tale he shared with readers in the Oct. 23 publication.
    As an educator, Cheek should know, never use two words when one will do.

  • COLUMN: Don’t wait to file for office

    One week from today, anyone who is interested in running in a partisan race in next year’s primary election will be able to file an application to officially make known that decision.
    Several in the community have voiced their intent to run — whether figuratively, like in the Octoberfest parade, or literally, by filing a notice of intent in order to start fundraising.