Opinion

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...

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...
01/09/2019 - 7:54am
I’m rarely right about anything, and on Sunday afternoon, I couldn’t even partake in my favorite pastime—watching football for hours without moving once or saying a word—without a struggle. Because I made the millennial move of cutting the cord and can never seem to pick up NBC in Conrad with a digital antenna. I spent a...
01/02/2019 - 7:51am
One of the strangest but ultimately funniest moments in my “professional” career thus far sprung out of a sarcastic column I wrote about a sarcastic comment that now-former Grundy County Supervisor Harlyn Riekena made in reference to the fate of some decaying trees on the courthouse property. Harlyn and I, I thought, were both in on...
01/02/2019 - 7:49am
In September of 1997, the city of Dike received a letter from Kruger’s attorney stating that the total cost of improvements for his development would be $1.85 million. In the state audit of 2003, it is stated that the Dike Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program had a limit of $2.5 million.   In September of 2006, city attorney Monk...
12/26/2018 - 9:50am
The time has finally come to close the book on the year that was and gaze ahead with a head full of bright-eyed optimism for 2019—because as we all know, a new calendar is a panacea to all of the problems we’re facing and a stern reminder to right everything that’s wrong with us. In 2018, there were good things: Bradley Cooper...
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