As voters, we all have an opportunity to intentionally affect the next four years in Kokomo. By casting our given right to vote, we have a voice in how the next four years will play out.

I am writing a letter of support for Lynn Rudolph, who is running for the 2nd District Kokomo Common Council seat. He is open, honest and accessible in his style. He has a proven record with the city administration team, departmental personnel and citizens as a fair, competent and consistent…

Of the 3.5 million teachers, 50% of them could retire today. In the last five years there has been a 39% decline in the number of new education graduates. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 40% of those new education graduates will never go to work in the classroom after graduation.

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Democrat Leslie Fatum, who represents the 3rd District on the Howard County Council, sends this Cheer for the candidacy of Abbie Smith for Kokomo mayor:

When I think of someone who leads, there are many characteristics that come to mind. Someone who is willing to listen, someone who respects others and someone who is not afraid to do the right thing, even with adversity.

As we approach the election, it seems one of the biggest issues is crime. The solution some politicians would tell us is to increase the number of police.

We are fortunate to have Ray Collins as a candidate for Kokomo city council in the upcoming election. Ray Collins is a man of God, a tireless public servant and a family man who treats others with respect and compassion. He is a great role model and mentor for children, and he has dedicated …

In just a few short weeks, voters will have the opportunity to elect to Kokomo’s Common Council one of Kokomo’s finest. His name is Lynn Rudolph from the 2nd District.

I have lived in Highland Springs almost a year. Had we known all the problems we have been running into with our homeowners' association (HOA), we would not have bought a home here.

Since the day the votes were counted and Trump won (remember that country map with almost a solid red USA?), the Dems have conducted what is properly called the Resistance. Now we are enduring an impeachment inquiry, but in reality it has been correctly identified by the House minority leade…

Mike Laughner of the Wildcat Guardians sends this Cheer for cleanup volunteers on behalf of the organization:

The SHAK Makerspace Board of Directors - Jennifer Bollnow, Mike Kessler, Ed Connor, Susan Alexander, Alan Anderson, Fred Jarrett, Cheri Myers and Braxton Utsler - sends this Cheer for the maker culture in Howard County:

I read the article in the front page of the Kokomo Tribune last week about the monarch butterfly someone saw in Kokomo. We have developed 3.5 acres of our property as a wildlife refuge. We enjoy lots of birds, wildlife, and butterflies.

The last three years seem more like a long nightmare than real life. Almost every single day we are bombarded by the lies and deception of our president. His foolish bluster and bravado have been never-ending.

I first moved to Kokomo in 2001. It is much like the town where I grew up: hardworking people who are kind, faithful, and practical.

Saturday, Sept. 28, we rented the Pavilion at Highland Park for our annual family reunion. We have held our reunion there for probably the last 20 years. The place had not changed for that many years.

Shirley Dubois, an American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer, sends this Cheer for the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act:

Daniel M. Rohaley of Crown Point, president of Heartland Title Services, sends this Jeer for character attacks against Kokomo mayoral candidate Tyler Moore:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump is a blatant disservice to the American people and a desperate attempt to overturn the 2016 election.

We’re 44 days from Election Day. It’s getting closer and closer. I cannot thank you enough for your support, your words of kindness and encouragement, and your admirable character.

As my family and I returned from a wonderful vacation and to our lives in Kokomo, I could not help but think that Kokomo is a better place to return to and to live in than it was just a few years ago.

In 1934, mass murders by organized crime prompted a ban on military weaponry. Private citizens cannot carry guns that shoot multiple times with one trigger pull, use projectiles with a diameter greater than one-half inch or fire exploding rounds.

It is no small concept that some candidates for public office (and officeholders) believe that there is no harm if their speech contains off-color words.

Hats off to everyone at the Grissom Air Reserve Base and of the 434th Air Refueling Wing for the wonderful job they did in putting on the Grissom Air & Space Expo.

Van Taylor, executive director of the Kokomo Rescue Mission, sends this Cheer for the area's General Motors employees:

We are in the process of electing a new leader, a mayor, for Kokomo. What are some of the leadership characteristics we should be looking for as we vote? Research suggests four categories of leadership skills necessary for building consensus and power in an organization, and the city of Koko…

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

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