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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Thanks for keeping promises

    In times when promises are made politically that may or may not be promises that can be made or kept, I pause to say thank you to Judge Jenkins.

    He promised the citizens of Akins Road – and our Magistrate Bill Drury – water, then a road. We have both and done in a timely manner once all the paperwork was in place.

    For that, I again say, thanks.

    I also wish to thank the road department for the ease of being able to continually travel our road. Thanks.

    Let us work together to make Spencer County a home and a playground!

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Journalists, stay on the fence

    As editor of a community newspaper, I am always trying to walk the fence when it comes to writing news stories. I never want to be seen as being in someone’s camp, as they say, especially when it comes to covering local issues.

  • LETTER: Politicking at Trick-or-Treat on Main

    I want to thank the Spencer Magnet and those that helped to organize last Friday’s Trick or Treat on Main Street. I know everyone enjoyed the evening and seeing the happy faces of our community’s young people certainly made it all worthwhile.

    The opportunity to participate in events like these and to get to know our friends and neighbors better makes living in a small town so enjoyable.

  • LETTER: America Recycles Day Nov. 15

    Today is Wednesday, November 5, 2008. We, the people, exercised our right to vote yesterday on probably the largest scale ever. Today we have a new President, and a lot of new faces in our State and Federal Governments.

    Win or lose, our lives will continue, with the economy being our main issue. This week is the last week of our fall litter abatement drive, and regardless of our political leanings, the trash needs to be eliminated and, as much of it as possible, recycled.

  • LETTER: SCHS serving hot lunches for months

    I have just finished reading Kathy Lynch’s article in the October 29 edition of the Magnet. Your front page box “inside today” states that “SCHS students still brown-bagging it”; See A16.

    I am still looking at page 16 and do not find any reference to the “brown-bagging it”.

    The cafeteria has been serving “hot” lunches for months. It would be nice if you could get your facts straight and not place inaccurate information in the Magnet.

  • LETTER: Better fire service, not lower insurance

    We have had many calls within the last few weeks about homeowner insurance rates in areas that city water and fire hydrants are being added. While this will improve our water supply for firefighting this will not reduce your cost for homeowner insurance.

  • FROM THE CAPITOL: Economic uncertainty brings time for boldness

    The last few weeks have been unsettling and tumultuous.

    Our country, the world – and, as a result, our Commonwealth – are in uncharted waters economically, facing an economy as uncertain and challenging as any since the Great Depression.

    The twists and turns of the stock market have taken most of us on a financial roller coaster ride. We read and hear reports of banks refusing to lend to businesses and consumers.

    Even closer to home, retirement and savings accounts are continuing to hemorrhage.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Turn off the noise

    The Opinion page is a little light on letters this week. Not that The Spencer Magnet didn’t receive any. In fact, we have been emailed many endorsement letters for the dozen or so candidates who will appear on next Tuesday’s ballot. But you won’t see them in today’s paper.

    In a tradition established by one of our past editors, The Spencer Magnet has a policy to leave all the “VOTE for ME” letters off this page on the Wednesday before Election Day and just give readers a break from all the political noise.