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Words and actions defining our society

March 27, 2015 Webster's New World Dictionary defines manners as “polite ways of social behavior. more »»

Housing a player can be a blessing

March 23, 2015 Over the past few years, we have voiced our support of the Charles Town Cannons baseball team, a collegiate team that makes its home in the summer months at Sager Field at Jefferson High School. more »»

And the light changes for whom?

March 13, 2015 With all of the major issues happening around the state and the nation that can cause one stress, this week, for me, it's the little thing that drives me crazy. more »»

Commission move on impact fees reckless at best

February 27, 2015 Spending more than $60,000 of taxpayer money for a study on impact fees and then basically throwing out the information collected in a random act gives little room for faith in the actions of our... more »»

We need to remember not everyone has internet

February 20, 2015 As our children faced another day of canceled classes because of weather, I heard the grumblings of a possible loss of spring break. more »»

Why such an outcry over voter ID?

February 13, 2015 I simply am flabbergasted at the outcry against providing a photo identification to vote. more »»

Amazed by reaction to feast and gun giveaway

February 6, 2015 On Saturday evening I was honored to be a part of the Wild Beast Feast and Gun Giveaway hosted by Fellowship Bible Church at the Ranson Civic Center. more »»

Oh that blasted weather

January 30, 2015 This time of year has many guessing exactly what the weather is going to do and what havoc it will cause. more »»

A little early for exaggeration

January 26, 2015 Exaggeration—defined by Webster's as :The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical... more »»

Canal user fee is a bad idea

January 16, 2015 The reach of the federal government into the pockets of its citizenry continues to look beyond reasonable limits. more »»

Resolve to seek to serve

January 9, 2015 With those pesky New Year's resolutions upon us, let's take the time to commit to serving others. more »»

Nothing is more important than family

January 2, 2015 As I write the final editorial in 2014 (although it will print as the first in 2015), I debate whether to do the traditional piece on resolutions and what to plan for or eliminate in the future. more »»

Killing of police sends ripples beyond New York

December 26, 2014 The move toward violence against our law enforcement officers was brought to the forefront with the execution of two New York officers this week. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 19, 2014 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

It is better to give than to receive

December 12, 2014 We have all been given this one line advice over the years and there is no time that it is more true than at Christmas! It warms the heart to see so many who are stepping up and giving unselfishly... more »»

In all things give thanks

December 5, 2014 'Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.' (1 Thessalonians 5:18). more »»

Fact checking is good before speaking

November 28, 2014 The title to this week's editorial can be applied each and every day about so many things. Today I apply it to a statement that was put out in a letter to the editor in another publication. more »»

Schools need to step up for students

November 21, 2014 After attending the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Business Symposium last week with dozens of local high schoolers, some of my personal thoughts on our high schools were confirmed. more »»

Our appreciation extends throughout the year

November 14, 2014 As we celebrated Veteran's Day Tuesday, we made an effort to give thanks and recognition to the Veterans who have served in all branches of our militar. more »»

Can we just play nice for awhile?

November 7, 2014 Now that the election is over, I have that fleeting wishful thought that we could all get along and just be nice to each other for a little while. I am not optimistic; only hopeful. more »»



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