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Several questions raised in Democratic debates

Well, the first of the Democratic debates is behind us and I am anxious to get answers to a few questions the debate left me with. As someone who did not go to college, why should I, as a U.S. taxpayer be expected to pay for someone who did go?

Your Turn/Gretchen Forsythe
Your Turn

Your Turn/Gretchen Forsythe

Gretchen Forsythe, 73, is a retired social worker who was raised on a dairy farm in Schuyler County near Rushville, Ill. She and her husband Lyle raised their children, Joe and Crystal, and have called Camp Point home since 1967.

July 4 also a time to recognize 'Jaws'
Steve Eighinger

July 4 also a time to recognize 'Jaws'

As far as heroes go in my life, there have been such figures as football star Jim Brown, baseball slugger Rocky Colavito, writer Peter Gammons and baseball stats guru Bill James.

Your Turn/J. David Gilbert
Your Turn

Your Turn/J. David Gilbert

J. David Gilbert, 30, grew up in Manchester, Mo., where his mother put him in the Scouting program for male adult role models. Gilbert earned a B.S. in corporate communications from Southeast Missouri State University.

Letters

Thanks for sending cards for 100th birthday

I want to express my thanks to all my family and friends who responded to my 100th birthday.

Letters

Democratic Party embracing Marxist ideas

To risk a cliche, members of our Greatest Generation who have passed must be turning over in their graves at the transformation of the Democratic Party.

Brooke Shields quote remains No. 1
Steve Eighinger

Brooke Shields quote remains No. 1

Some people collect baseball cards. Some prefer antiques, or maybe recipes. I have always been a connoisseur of famous celebrity quotes.

There's still time for the Alton trip, plus visiting a local theater
Steve Eighinger

There's still time for the Alton trip, plus visiting a local theater

It's probably safe to say that when most people make New Year's resolutions, the long-term success of those vows is minimal at best.

Your Turn/Jessie Shoopman
Your Turn

Your Turn/Jessie Shoopman

Jessie Shoopman, 31, is a field staff at Illinois FBFM where she works with farm owners and operators to prepare taxes and financial statements. She is married to her sweet husband, Casey, and has a daughter, Allison.

Floods raise question if this is the new normal
Guest Commentary

Floods raise question if this is the new normal

The flour mill in Alton, Ill., has a thick red line painted across it. It represents the height of the worst flooding Alton experienced, in 1993 when the Mississippi River crested somewhere above 45 feet.

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