Opinion

02/06/2019 - 9:37am

On this drab and dreary Monday afternoon, I can report with a sigh of relief that America’s sweethearts are world champions once again, and many people are saying it was the greatest Super Bowl ever in every possible way. Well, maybe no one’s saying that, and maybe everyone who watched it had about as much fun as those people...

01/23/2019 - 9:35am
As I sulked around the house in my old red Jamaal Charles jersey and let that familiar feeling sink in on Sunday night, I couldn’t help but recall a chilling scene from Cormac McCarthy’s instant classic neo-western novel No Country for Old Men and its subsequent Academy Award winning film adaptation, which won Best Picture in 2007. At...
01/23/2019 - 9:32am
I had the good fortune of teaching and coaching at Grundy Center High School from 1973 through 1977, which just happened to be the same four years of Tim Clark’s high school career. I can still recall first meeting this little freshman kid with some very special skills hanging around the Grundy gym in the summer of 1973. From that moment on...
01/23/2019 - 9:30am
Are you aware that for many years now, our county treasurer has been returning all or part of the taxes collected from the Fox Ridge Development to the city of Dike for the purpose of paying a TIF debt of approximately $5.5 million to the FRDC, solely owned by Dennis Kruger, who by his own admission has collected for works done on the golf course...
01/16/2019 - 7:54am
Since his latest musings on the white race and western civilization hit the pages of the New York Times, active denunciation of our Congressman is now en vogue—in Republican circles, no less—over his “shocking” bigotry. It’s so bad that the governor has backed away, and Steve King will likely run for re-election in...
01/09/2019 - 7:59am
At a recent Grundy County Supervisors meeting, it was claimed Fox Ridge has received over twice the dollar amount ($5,599,519) in tax abatement as was originally authorized ($2,500,000).  The first number is in error and the second number is taken out of context.  Following is a summary of the TIF.   For Phase One, the maximum...
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