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  • Margaret Hillery
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:22 AM
    “Record,” as we call it in the newsroom, is a page we all know is important to our readers. But, we also sometimes feel the angst of dealing with News of Record, usually the next-to-the-last page in our A section, the one that contains, obituaries, police reports and court business.
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 2:59 PM
    It is hard to escape their presence in all forms of media-film, television, online, gaming, and even still in the comic books of the olden days. By my count, just in the 4 years in which our graduates have been students at Hanover College, 22 major motion pictures about superheroes have been released.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:00 PM
    During the decade that the West Street Art Center was in operation, proprietor Peter Ellis made a huge cultural impact on Madison, Indiana.
  • We feel the newsprint price hikes too
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:26 PM
    The business climate of small-town newspapers is a challenging one. 

    I don’t think that’s inside information. In fact, one of the challenges is the general perception that we are all dying a slow — or not-so-slow — death. 
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:00 PM
    The third day without food, in constant nausea and pain from withdrawal, was always the one she couldn’t get past.
  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:00 AM
    To the Editor:

    It may seem unusual to write a letter about an article featured in another newspaper, the recent New York Times story, “Suicides, Drug Addiction and High School Football”.
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:00 PM
    To the editor:

    I have to disagree with my friend Ben Newell, a truly good man, with his advice not to vote (Madison Courier, March 20). I too am pro-life and abhor the fact that abortion is the law of the land, but until the Constitution is changed or the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court change its rulings, we are stuck with abortion as a possible outcome in this country. I agree we should let our senators and representatives know our beliefs, but my advice is then to vote your values. 
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 3:00 PM
    To the editor:

    In response to the latest school shootings, Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville declared that those that didn’t take his position of gun control were culpable in the gun violence that rages through our society.
    Friday, October 20, 2017 3:00 PM
    All of Indiana now knows what we’ve known for a long time ... Madison is a Stellar community. Years of hard work by many people in the city has culminated with Madison earning the designation of one of Indiana’s Stellar communities. Mayor Damon Welch got the news Wednesday during a phone call with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.
    Friday, October 13, 2017 3:00 PM
    Come down to Main Street on Saturday for Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew one of summer’s final festivals — or one of fall’s first festivals (depending on your seasonal preferences).
    Wednesday, October 4, 2017 3:00 PM
    Scott County became the face of the nation’s opioid epidemic with an HIV outbreak in 2015. Now the county has sued two drug manufacturers it alleges are responsible for the scourge.
    Monday, October 2, 2017 3:00 PM
    The news hasn’t been getting any better when it comes to the health of Hoosier children. The latest comes from the National Survey of Children’s Health that shows more than one-third of Indiana youth ages 10-17 are overweight or obese, and that Indiana has the ninth-highest youth obesity rate in the United States.
    Friday, September 29, 2017 3:00 PM
    Downtown Madison will be overflowing with people this weekend as the Chautauqua Festival of Art and Old Court Days are held. Today through Sunday, our city will host thousands of people in the annual fall celebrations of the arts.
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM
    For several months, The Madison Courier news staff has been discussing how best to contribute to — or start — a dialogue about the growing number of suicides in our community.
    Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:00 PM
    On Friday each of us will have a chance to strike a blow against cancer by participating in the Jefferson County Relay for Life.
    Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:00 AM
    Many Hoosiers remember the story of Ryan White, a young boy from the Kokomo area who became an icon in the battle to understand HIV/AIDS, diseases we didn’t know much about in the  1980s.
    Saturday, September 2, 2017 9:00 AM
    Politicians of every persuasion and at every level of government blowtificate mostly empty rhetoric about the need to create more jobs so that our economy can move forward.
    Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:50 PM
    With summer unofficially over and children back in school, we hope their year is off to a great start. Unfortunately, bullying can ruin it.
    Friday, August 25, 2017 2:27 PM
    There’s no reason to travel too far this weekend to find a good time. From Madison to Neavill’s Grove to Vevay, there will be lots of family oriented events to enjoy.
    Monday, August 21, 2017 3:00 PM
    A Madison man’s 10-year sentence for meth-related crimes has been upheld by the Indiana Supreme Court.
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