- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
To the Editor: Different views on two columns
Your newspaper is a great value for the price. Seriously, I enjoy it.
In the March 17-23 issue, there was an editorial by Frank Schier, “Deer-in-the-headlights of a chance” about his attendance and the results of a meeting on the Gensler property issue. Although I know little about this, I still got a lot from the editorial.
I frequently disagree with Frank. He’s a little too “green” for me. Anyway, what he wrote was very informative.
I mention this because the Guest Column by John Russell Ghrist was just the opposite. It was almost 100 percent whining…. a closed society, I lost my job, no one will hire me, I’m too old, etc. I can’t recall reading a more whiny “oh poor me” piece anywhere, on any subject. Mr. Ghrist needs to get a life, and your newspaper needs to select its guest columnists with more care. That was maybe the worst column I ever saw in your otherwise fine publication.
From the March 24-30, 2010 issue