Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:18:00 EST 1800 Letter: The day the music died one to remember Dear Editor,It was one o'clock in the morning of Feb. 3, 1959 when a Beech Craft light plane took off from Mason City Airport in Iowa. Two hours later the plane crashed and wreckage was everywhere. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:36:31 EST Stock up and plan for snow day lunches My children always eat their breakfast and lunch at school. Money is tight, and we don't always have extra food on hand, which is a problem when school is canceled at the last minute because of the weather. I don't want my children... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:55 EST Friendly flat rock and pizza pockets I first met Gloria and Daniel Yoder back in 2011 on a hot — brutally hot — summer day in their rural southern Illinois settlement when I was working on writing “Amish Cooks Across America.” What struck me immediately about... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:54 EST Never time for term limits on Congress It didn't get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of Capitol Hill who believe members of Congress should... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:56:31 EST 3-foot rule for bike safety It's probably the closest I ever came to dying. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:31:31 EST For sale: One lying bathroom mirror I confess that I am not at my best early in the morning prior to my bathroom ritual. As far as I am concerned, the bathroom is a sacred place of refuge before facing the world. It is a place where I can prepare myself to meet the world as well as... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:31:34 EST Freedom is not free On Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day, we publically recognize that our freedoms have come at a great price and we thank those who paid that price. The personal price of freedom is our responsibility. When freedom is exercised responsibly,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:41:32 EST So much to do, so little time How many times have you faced the situation where you had so much to do and so little time to do it in? Whether it was a daily schedule, a weekly schedule, a monthly schedule or a yearly schedule — you didn't have the time to finish?... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:31:33 EST Letter: Golf carts should be allowed in Plain City Dear Editor, Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:01:34 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller Jan. 29, 1915Madison County Democrat — West Jefferson High School Notes — The freshman class will give a party at the school house one night next week. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:16:31 EST Inside the inside Often we think we know something because we have seen it a lot. We pass by it all the time, but do we really see it? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:31:38 EST Raising money for the big campaign This is the second in a four-part series about running for office. Today: fundraising. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:31:34 EST Letter: NFL’s Patriots should be honest Dear Editor,Honest People:Should you be honest and not cheat or is it alright to be a little dishonest and just cheat a little bit? Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:31:31 EST Don’t get a headache from head lice Lice. Pediculosis. Head lice. No matter how you say it, it isn't nice. Don't let these unwanted guests invade your home. Watch for signs of head lice: scratching/itching scalp, fast moving bugs in the hair, tiny rice-shaped... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:31:34 EST Letter: Support the kids at the county fair Dear Editor, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:51:33 EST Viewing the new 114th Congress The 114th Congress started this month. It was exciting and a great day because it marked the beginning of a fresh start for Congress and the American people. Last Congress, there were more than 400 bills stuck in the Democrat Senate, including the XL... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:41:31 EST Cocooning and staying warm Winter's caught up with us — just when I was feeling slightly smug about Mother Nature's gift of a fairly calm start to the season. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:53 EST Expanding health coverage for Ohioans Since its creation in 1965, Medicaid — a joint federal and state program — has provided low-cost health insurance to Ohio's most vulnerable, including the elderly, physically disabled, and children. Beginning in 2014, the health law... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:31:52 EST Letter: Village should be proud of good turnout Dear Editor,It was so good to see how many citizens of the village of Mount Sterling turned out for the neighborhood revitalization meeting. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:39 EST Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message still resonates today On Monday, (Jan. 19) I had the opportunity to attend the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast in Columbus. There, Dr. Julius Scruggs reflected on a phrase that is carved on the monument in Washington to the great civil rights... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:38 EST