Category - Opinion

My Side of the Fencepost

Thank God it’s over! By Jim Dickerson I’m old enough to remember the days before PACs and Super PACs. Those were the days when political attack ads didn’t totally...

My Side of the Fencepost

Replace inheritance tax revenues By Jim Dickerson Gov. Dave Heineman presented his “State of the State” speech last week, calling for $327 million in tax...

My Side of the Fencepost

Plan addresses local needs by Jim Dickerson Albion Economic Development Corporation presented an ambitious plan to the Albion City Council last week. The three-pronged...

My Side of the Fencepost

by Jim Dickerson Giving community, area ‘Tis the season for generosity, and boy . . . we have seen plenty of that in our area this year! I guess that’s just what...

Happenstance

by Julie Dickerson Sharing Share. Share is a word that we have been taught since we were young ones. Children learn to share by constant observations from adults and a...

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” suggestions...

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...