I read the letter from Annette Ruterbories in the Tribune this morning (April 1) and must say, I agree with her 110%. Where is our city leadership? Except for announcing the closure of city offices to the public (which I understand), I have heard nothing from them!

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During this time of uncertainty and social distancing, your team at the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce will continue to operate and bring you relevant information and resources to help your business succeed.

Due to the new county ordinance, the Rhum Academy of Music will be closed temporarily for in-person instruction but are looking to continue lessons virtually.

As CAM follows guidelines that have been set forth by local public health officials and community leaders to prevent the spread of coronavirus, we are working diligently to continue to serve the community while keeping clients, staff, and our volunteers in good health.

Due to the recent events accompanying the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Howard County commissioners have listed the Kokomo Rescue Mission as an essential service which will remain open (subject to further order) to serve those in need within the community.

If we only learn one thing from this pandemic, it is that China is not a friend but an enemy. That should be evident to everybody but tree-hugging peaceniks.

I work at a local retailer, I’m over 50 and have diabetes and get upper respiratory infections easily. I have noticed, with more people not going to school or work, that they are all shopping.

President Trump and his Republican comrades are obsessed with Barack Obama. Trump constantly compares himself with the previous administration, and does everything within his power to erase Obama’s legacy. Instead of contrasting himself to an opponent, Trump measures himself against a ghost …

Rob Hoshaw, Acacia Academy's head of school, sends this Cheer to the community for supporting its Art in Bloom celebration:

Courtney Cain, Chocolate Celebration Committee chair, and Jamey Henderson of Samaritan Caregivers, send this Cheer to the community:

Gov. Eric Holcomb Tuesday announced additional steps the state will take to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indiana:

It seems to me that once in a while, a story surfaces about adults and children being smuggled into the U.S. to illegally work for one reason or another, depending on what that employer needs to maintain business.

As of [Friday] morning, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed the first Hoosier case of coronavirus. Under the leadership of Gov. Holcomb, the state, in coordination with our medical community, was prepared and ready to respond.

Our legislators MUST tackle the issues surrounding funding and teacher pay for traditional public schools in Indiana, and it must happen soon! Our teachers, our schools and our communities deserve more from our legislators.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg outpaced every expectation when he entered this race last year, and Hoosier Democrats expected nothing less from him. His contributions to our state, to South Bend and to our country have been trailblazing, and we know we haven’t seen the last of him in public service.

As a member of a marginalized black minority with more than 400 years of experience, I believe erosion of white privilege elected Donald Trump. Outsourcing of high-paying jobs put a crimp on white wealth, causing subsequent dissatisfaction with government.

Al Hubbard, chairman of Indianapolis-based E&A Companies and chairman of Hoosiers for Affordable Healthcare, sends this Jeer for Indiana hospital prices:

Milton Beach of the Kokomo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission sends this Cheer for the organization's scholarship fundraiser that's scheduled for April 2:

Once again, the NIMBYs of eastern Howard County are calling on us to stop proposed changes around them, with their protests against building fields of solar panels. Panels that would harvest the sun’s energy for producing electricity for powering our homes and homes in other communities.

Mike Moran of Kokomo sends this Jeer for the community's reaction to the anti-Muslim Facebook posts of two separate District 4 representatives to the Kokomo Common Council:

Dave Kitchell, board of directors president for the Kokomo Humane Society and the former longtime sports editor for the Kokomo Tribune, sends this Cheer for the community's support:

Margaret Phillips of Kokomo sends this Jeer for District 4 city councilman Roger Stewart's anti-Muslim Facebook posts and calls for his resignation:

Michael Bloomberg has mentioned Hillary Clinton as a possible running mate in 2020. The Clintons are masters of fallacy, and living under the radar of morality, law and the Constitution.

President Trump got his opportunity to take care of Iran's Qasem Soleimani, dealing a blow to Iranian terror, and any ongoing attempts to discredit him because of not briefing Congress are a disservice to our military and elevating Soleimani.

Indiana Town Halls (www.indianatownhalls.org) on Thursday announced a series of town hall forums for the 5th Congressional District primaries and general election.

Laura Forbes, of the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, sends this Cheer for Kokomo's Walk to End Alzheimer's and invites readers to next month's kickoff event:

With regard to human abortion, how did we ever get here? We are slaughtering 3,000 innocent and vulnerable babies in their mother's womb every day for the last 47 years!

State Sen. Travis Holdman’s sweetheart deal with a school that bilked taxpayers for millions stinks like corrupt, insider politics. Holdman can make it right by donating the dirty money he earned off defrauded taxpayers. He considers what he made a small amount. Donating it to the Huntington…

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Bret Schreckinghaust of Russiaville sends this Jeer for those who blame guns after every school shooting:

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