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Letter to the Editor: Many reasons to be thankful in Potomac

To the editor:


Special Commentary: I believe in Harvey the dog

I have seen dogs be vicious. I have seen dogs tear at each other’s flesh and rip skin and fur and muscle from bone. I have heard the heard bones snap, smelled the blood in the air and sat by as one whimpers and whines, dying and struggling to breathe.


So it Goes: What really grinds my gears

My plan for the last two weeks has been to write a serious column about the international relations nightmare in the Middle East. This morning, despite my dread of the depressing topic, I resolved to do just that, until I had a light-hearted vent session with some girls at work.


Heart of the Matter: D'souza's 'America' on point

Did you know the first self-made female millionaire in the United States was a black woman? No it’s not Oprah Winfrey; it was Madame C. J. Walker a.k.a. Sarah Breedlove Walker, way back in the early 1900s.


You certainly wouldn’t know that if you’re getting your history from Howard Zinn, academia’s current darling of revisionist, warts-only American history.


Letter to the editor: Look forward to reading Quealy columns

To the editor:

I hope you realize what a treasure you have in Brendan Quealy.

I look forward to reading his columns. It’s refreshing to read his positive take on things and self-effacing humor.

A real change from some of your whining, negative contributors. (Not Pauline. I like her too.)

B.B. Wall
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Letter to the editor: Going to just one garbage hauler not answer

To the editor:

Regarding Cathy Belcher’s letter to the Rantoul Press of Wednesday, July 16, concerning garbage collection in Rantoul, I agree with her opinion completely.


Letter to the editor: Quit spraying Rantoul bike paths

To the editor:

The newest Rantoul bike path that runs behind my home is indeed a positive addition to our town; however, I wonder why the crew that maintains the path was instructed to spray all of the foliage along the fence row portion of the path along Clark Street.


Reeder: Texas can teach Illinois a thing or two

PORT ISABEL, TEXAS — I like to eat at blue-collar diners and cafés, particularly when I’m on vacation.

It’s a chance to step beyond the homogenized national chains and experience a bit of local flavor.

And being a reporter, I like to chat up local folks to find out a bit about their community.


Chumbley: There once was a nation that was the bulwark of freedom

There once was a nation that became legendary in history because of its bold embrace of democracy. Instead of the individual’s welfare being subordinated to the good of the state, the rights of the individual were held to supersede the rights of the state.


Poremba: Pay a visit to the Whistle Stop

Lately I’ve been visiting downtown Rantoul a lot and want to pass along different places to visit.

One is The Whistle Stop at 107 N. Kentucky Ave. in the old train station.

Stop in and get a surprise. They have many items to look. And say “hi” to Denise King.