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  • OUR VIEW
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:00 PM
    Many area businesses are looking forward to Friday’s 4-H livestock auction. The auction is an example of agriculture and commerce coming together to support the hard work of the 4-H members. Over the years, it has become an honor for a business to participate in the auction.
  • OUR VIEW
    Monday, July 11, 2016 3:00 PM
    The Jefferson County 4-H Fair has begun, and we agree that it’s one of the best parts of summer. We see families enjoying quality time together. We see young and old interacting and having a great time. Most importantly, we see youngsters who have dedicated themselves to the 4-H mission.
  • OUR VIEW
    Saturday, July 02, 2016 10:00 AM
    The Fourth of July is a day to honor our great nation’s declaration that it would be free from the tyranny of the British Crown. The Declaration of Independence has served us well over the years, but make no mistake, we still have challenges to overcome.
  • OUR VIEW
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:00 PM
    The message was simple, but in the midst of a presidential campaign filled with mean tweets, name-calling and a general air of nastiness, it sounded downright revolutionary — and refreshing. Be kind. Practice compassion.
  • OUR VIEW
    Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:00 AM
    It’s time for the Madison Regatta Festival. The week-long festival kicks off today with the Little Miss and Pre-Teen Regatta pageants.
  • OUR VIEW
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:00 PM
    Packing up the gear and heading out for a day of fishing is a great way for families to spend quality time together. For those who already know the joys of fishing, and those who have never given it a try, the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge will host a “Take a Kid Fishing Day” from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9.
  • OUR VIEW
    Saturday, June 18, 2016 10:00 AM
    The traditional roles of mothers and fathers have changed over the years, with more sharing of duties — from earning money to doing the laundry.
  • OUR VIEW
    Monday, June 13, 2016 3:00 PM
    Sunday’s massacre at an Orlando nightclub — the worst mass killing in U.S. history — is by any definition both an act of terrorism and an act of hate. Regardless of the semantics, it’s difficult today to separate the two.
  • OUR VIEW
    Monday, June 06, 2016 3:00 PM
    Over the past few weeks, hundreds of high school seniors from Jefferson, Switzerland, Carroll and Trimble counties graduated — ending one chapter in their lives and heading off into the future.
  • OUR VIEW
    Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 AM
    As Memorial Day approaches on Monday, we give thanks to the men and women in the armed forces who work so valiantly to ensure that we continue to enjoy the freedoms to which we’ve become accustomed.
  • OUR VIEW
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:00 PM
    There is no shortage of problems for Sue Ellspermann to address when she takes over July 1 as president of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. The state’s community college system has been struggling for years.
  • OUR VIEW
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 3:00 PM
    The Bicentennial Park stage sits silent today, but come Friday and Saturday the sights and sounds of the River Roots Folk Music and Folk Arts Festival will fill the riverfront.
  • OUR VIEW
    Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 AM
    Thousands of Hoosier high school students are graduating without the basic math, reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college.
  • OUR VIEW
    Wednesday, May 04, 2016 3:00 PM
    Love him or hate him, there’s no question that Donald Trump brought many Hoosiers to the voting booth for Tuesday’s Indiana primary election.

    The voter turnout in Jefferson County was 39 percent, higher than the usual primary election turnout.
  • OUR VIEW
    Friday, April 29, 2016 3:00 PM
    Most of us who live in Madison know our city isn’t perfect … We never claimed that it was. But we recognize that is a darn good place to live and work.
  • OUR VIEW
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:00 PM
    If you’re like most people who drive past the seemingly never-ending fence surrounding the Jefferson Proving Ground on U.S. 421 you think “that’s the place where they tested military weapons.”
  • OUR VIEW
    Friday, April 15, 2016 3:00 PM
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson County will hold its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser on Saturday at Madison’s Ten Pin Alley. Money raised through pledges and donations help fund the group’s programs. Money generated from the event accounts for about 50 percent of the organization’s yearly budget.
  • OUR VIEW
    Thursday, April 07, 2016 3:03 PM
    The new law that overhauls the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles makes a start at tackling the deeply entrenched problems at the state’s second largest agency.
  • OUR VIEW
    Saturday, April 02, 2016 9:00 AM
    Hoosier motorists will have the opportunity to order a personalized license plate once again from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles beginning Friday, The Associated Press reported.
  • OUR VIEW
    Friday, April 01, 2016 3:00 PM
    The percentage of adults with college degrees in Indiana has dropped over the last decade. The Hoosier State’s college attainment rate is 42nd in the nation.


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