Category - Opinion

Happenstance

August
By Julie Dickerson

On my desk at work is a daily calendar chocked full of advice, some good and some “ignore it and it will go away”...

My Side of the Fencepost

Public concerns can spur action 
By Jim Dickerson 
Public concerns, when expressed forcefully enough, can still make a difference. A good example is the Trans-Canada...

My Side of the Fencepost

Understanding Sacrifice
By Jim Dickerson
Some time ago, I was given two books about the war in Iraq. The books are special to residents of this area because they include...

Perspectives

An exciting step forward
By Paul Hosford
It was quite the experience. A group of people from three local communities were assembled on the bridge spanning the moat at...

My Side of the Fencepost

Tort Reform discussion needed
By Jim Dickerson
I was asked the other day about my opinion on health care reform. It’s not an easy issue. I believe we could reach...

Notes from a Vagabond

Remembering ‘Uncle Walt’
By Steve Fox
Friday night word came out that Walter Cronkite passed away. For those of you who may not remember him, he was not a...

My Side of the Fencepost

Fair was more than just fun
By Jim Dickerson
Last year at about this same time, I complimented the Boone County Fair Board on using its collective imagination to stage a...

Perspectives

Extra special graduation
By Paul Hosford 
It doesn’t seem possible: our little boy just graduated from high school. Everybody warned us this would happen —...