Letters to editor
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If Mayor Todd Barton and the city council members were more concerned about getting a new grocery store on the east side for the citizens of Crawfordsville that would be great. It seems money issues, … more
Last week my guest column appeared in the Journal Review: “Please get vaccinated for COVID-19.” This letter is a more urgent plea on bended knees. In the wee hours of Saturday morning a … more
While many in the community are worried about the COVID Delta variant spreading, many are not. The idea that Crawfordsville School Corporation will be mask-optional with all other COVID safeguards … more
I do not know David Smith today, for all I know; he is a changed, loving man who has found Christ. He may be a model prisoner. If I make it to heaven, I may even see David Smith there if his heart is … more

As the Fountain County GOP Chair, I am writing to commend U.S. Rep. Jim Baird on joining Conservative Climate Caucus in Congress. Hoosier Conservatives have always been strong stewards of the natural … more
On Valentines Day 1977 at Hollandsburg, Indiana, a gang of thugs broke into the home of Keith and Betty Jane Spencer and killed their four sons by tying them up, laying them on the living room floor … more
As a parent of one kid vaccinated against Covid and another who cannot yet be vaccinated, I received the news of unmasked fall in our public schools with disappointment. I was disappointed that a … more
I was very interested, concerned and frightened after reading Brian Howey’s column in the Journal Review on June 12, entitled “When we refuse to accept the verdict … more
There is no mistaking how people are enjoying being able to see one another in person, to travel, and to go to local festivals and eateries again after last year’s pandemic restrictions. We … more

As a correction to paragraph 3 of the July 2 League of Women Voters column on LGBTQ+. Published reports in the Huffington Post state, “The gunman who slaughtered 49 people in an Orlando, … more
I am writing in response to the article “New Neighbor” published June 22. I am grateful and appreciative for Habitat for Humanity; I have nothing but respect and admiration for all of the … more
I just read a column by Raymond Williams in the Journal Review. Just to clear up a matter that is a popular myth: no one’s name was ever changed at Ellis Island. I do not know what his elder … more
Leo Morris likes to present himself as an independent and objective observer, but in his latest column, “News ‘philanthropy’ is a bad idea,” he reveals himself as anything … more
  To begin, let me state that this letter is specifically addressed to whomever had the gall to steal my lawnmower on June 13. I also realize that this will probably do no good as if you … more

Once again, I want to sing Jared McMurry’s praises for an absolutely amazing job he has done with reporting on the year of sports in our three Montgomery County high schools and those nearby. … more
State Sen. Phil Boots’ office recently sent a legislative update concerning SEA 5 regarding the ability of local elected governing boards to overrule local health departments during a declared … more
I am glad the local DAR chapter dedicated a plaque to honor the veterans of the Revolutionary War. My wife, Diane (Haffner), is descended from Captain Charles Emory, who was George Washington’s … more
  HB 389 that virtually eliminates regulations in Indiana that control erosion causing activities and subsequent degradation of Indiana water was passed by the Governor this week. This week … more
I find it strange that not one person has written in regarding George Floyd’s murder by Derek Chauvin. For three weeks this five-day a week trial has been horrific, shocking, demoralizing, … more

This is to who can get another grocery store in Crawfordsville. Kroger cannot take care of all of Montgomery County. Parking is a nightmare for the elderly and disabled. Since the store closed on the … more
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