Rounding up a decade of Deer In Headlines

Rounding up a decade of Deer In Headlines

I wasn’t quite sure how to start this week’s edition except to just come out with it. The week of April 30, 2018 will be the final print e...

April 21st, 2018 |  


Stormwater management is everyone’s job

Stormwater management is everyone’s job

VANDALIA — To protect water quality and reduce flooding, Vandalia is committed to compliance with federal regulations and State law regarding st...

March 31st, 2018 |  


#MeToo needs more than viral social media

#MeToo needs more than viral social media

As the women of Hollywood stood up to the abuse and misogyny that runs rampant in the entertainment industry, to say nothing of virtually every other ...

March 18th, 2018 |  



Seeking solutions to gun violence

Seeking solutions to gun violence

In the event of a mass shooting, we get mad. We assign blame. We demand change. Some feel there are too many guns in our society while others believe ...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Getting to know yourself

Getting to know yourself

I once read that you are the only person you will ever get to know. And, I would add that it will take some effort. I would also argue that the whole ...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Fix the budget process

Fix the budget process

You could choose any number of marquee dilemmas to illustrate how broken congressional politics has become. Guns, Russian interference, climate change...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Fighting Unfair Trade

Fighting Unfair Trade

We need to enforce our trade laws and crack down on cheaters. That’s something President Trump has said he agrees with me on, and I’m hold...

March 1st, 2018 |  


BBB can help you choose insurance agent

BBB can help you choose insurance agent

Finding insurance and an agent to cover one of your most prized possessions – your vehicle - can be tricky. When you’re shopping for an in...

March 1st, 2018 |  


Remote work builds community

Remote work builds community

As an entrepreneur, I have founded and grown three businesses over the last two decades. Each of them was started from my home office and eventually m...

March 1st, 2018 |  


What does being educated mean, anyway?

What does being educated mean, anyway?

For many decades now, education has been used as a political football by people seeking public office at both the state and federal levels to advance ...

February 23rd, 2018 |