Your Turn/Dan Lohnes
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Your Turn/Dan Lohnes

Dr. Dan Lohnes, 62, is a veterinarian at Country View Veterinary Service in Barry and Payson. He is a Christian and a missionary, using his God-given skills to help people and their animals here and in Olancho, Honduras.

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Quincy City Council should not approve marijuana dispensary

I cannot believe that the Quincy City Council is considering approving a marijuana dispensary in Quincy. Is marijuana not against federal law? Why is Quincy participating in a revolt against the federal government?

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Science presents a plausible defense of intelligent design

I am not a scientist, but I have an intense curiosity about this magnificent universe we live in and the planet we live on. I have never considered the debate over evolution settled.

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Gun restriction proposals are purposely vague

If one can believe the polls, the vast majority of the public wants "comprehensive" background checks for all gun purchases and bans on "assault" weapons and "high capacity" magazines.

Meet September's 'Morons of the Month' winners
Steve Eighinger

Meet September's 'Morons of the Month' winners

The kids are back in school, the leaves will soon begin to change, and footballs are flying everywhere. It's September, and autumn and all of its trappings are definitely a topic of conversation. So are the "Morons of the Month," who prove a simple change

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Party in power in India intolerant of other religions

I came from India to America in the early '70s. The country I left shared many things with America. It was a democracy, it was secular, it respected rights of individuals to freedom of religion, and mob justice was punished.

Some weird town names around the world
Steve Eighinger

Some weird town names around the world

The conversation started when Kathy and I were researching an upcoming trip to watch one of the grandkids run in a cross country meet. We came across the town of Sandwich, which is in the northern part of the state and always brings a smile to my face.

Your Turn/Amy Looten
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Your Turn/Amy Looten

Amy Looten, 55, is senior vice president of marketing and business development at HOMEBANK. She has been married to Steve Looten for 34 years and cannot remember life before him. They have two grown sons, who (surprisingly enough) have turned out to be ve

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Trump not interested in solving domestic terrorism

Now it seems in the aftermath or our recent domestic terrorism incidents, President Donald Trump is backing off in his willingness to support increased background checks for firearm purchases.

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Reach out to someone who might be considering suicide

Suicide prevention is everybody's business. National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 8-14. Although there is no single cause of suicide, one of the risks is social isolation.

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