• Editorial: Thumbs up to floats, down to fire depts.

    While the parade at Liberty’s Downtown Christmas Celebration can’t rival that of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or even some Christmas parades from nearby cities, it does alright for a small town. And this year’s version was pretty nice.
    We were impressed with the number of floats and other units participating, and only wish that some of these creative people would enter a float in the Apple Festival Parade. While the Apple Festival Parade is much bigger and longer than the Christmas Parade, it usually features only a small number of floats.

  • Editorial: P&Z has no leg to stand on without minutes

    We are fortunate to live in a country where government bodies and committees are required by law to conduct business in meetings open to the public.
    That way, not only can taxpayers be aware of what business has been conducted, government can be held accountable by the public and the media.
    And part and parcel of open and honest government is the recording and archiving of what happens in those meetings.

  • Taking time to be thankful

    As the holiday season approaches, and the end of another year is upon us, how many of us will stop and take stock of what has happened in our lives this past year?
    Sure, there have been hard things to deal with. Some of us may have lost loved ones, suffered serious medical issues, been involved in life-threatening accidents from which we’re still recovering, experienced financial difficulties — and, as a community, struggled with the aftermath of a once-in-a-lifetime flood.
    But, we have so much to be thankful for too.