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  • OUR VIEW
    Monday, September 26, 2016 3:00 PM
    Madison was in the spotlight Saturday and Sunday with the annual Chautauqua Festival of Art and Old Court Days celebrations and, yes, a Ku Klux Klan rally.
  • OUR VIEW
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM
    Downtown Madison was filled with locals and visitors Friday afternoon as the Chautauqua Festival of Art and Old Court Days weekend kicked off.

    Today and Sunday our city will host thousands of people in the annual early fall celebration of the arts.
  • OUR VIEW
    Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:00 PM
    This community has worked too hard and come too far to be intimidated by a rally of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan has announced that members will gather Saturday — Chautauqua weekend — at Fireman’s Park to call attention to the spike in drug abuse in southern Indiana.
  • OUR VIEW
    Friday, September 16, 2016 3:00 PM
    Saturday’s Hispanic Cultural Awareness Festival - is an important and fun event for the entire community. The 16th annual festival begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain. In addition to the entertainment, the festival is educational and is suitable for the entire family. We encourage your attendance.
  • OUR VIEW
    Saturday, September 03, 2016 10:00 AM
    Every time an election rolls around we hear lots of heated rhetoric about the need to create more jobs; to put people back to work so that our economy can move forward.
  • OUR VIEW
    Friday, August 26, 2016 3:00 PM
    It’s a failing grade that Indiana must work — posthaste — to improve upon. According to USA Today, the Hoosier state is one of 12 to earn an F on its teacher background checks.
  • OUR VIEW
    Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:00 PM
    As if the heroin epidemic isn’t bad enough, a new even deadlier problem has surfaced too close to home. On Tuesday, Seymour police responded to several reports of heroin overdoses. It turns out the users had overdosed on heroin laced with Fentanyl.
  • Head on down to Ribberfest
    OUR VIEW
    Friday, August 19, 2016 3:00 PM
    The smell of good food and the sound of great music will fill the air along Madison’s riverfront tonight and Saturday. The 15th annual Ribberfest returns to Madison.
  • OUR VIEW
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 3:00 PM
    Jefferson County is blessed with many people who embrace volunteering. Our county has dozens of organizations that depend heavily on volunteer help.
  • OUR VIEW
    Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:00 PM
    Although parents’ roles in their children’s learning evolves as kids grow, one thing remains constant: we are our children’s learning models. Our attitudes about education can inspire theirs and show them how to take charge of their own educational journey.
  • OUR VIEW
    Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:00 PM
    To the editor: How do you plan to spend your extra second? According to the official timekeepers at the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, we have fallen one second behind and the mismatch will be resolved at 6:59:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. What will you do with your extra time?
  • OUR VIEW
    Tuesday, August 02, 2016 3:00 PM
    About 1,580 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in 2014, according to childwelfare.gov. To put it another way: An average of four children died in our country daily that year from abuse or neglect.
  • OUR VIEW
    Monday, July 25, 2016 3:00 PM
    To the editor: Vouchers have become the primary destruction force of public education. The AP report out of Indianapolis and reported in the Madison Courier on July 20, indicates vouchers have run up a $53.2 million deficit!
  • 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.


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