Friday, May 26, 2017

Specht: Ending ‘hidden figures’

My wife and I recently watched the movie, “Hidden Figures.” Aptly named, the film chronicles a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a...

Minden mayor not in favor of open burn of M6 propellant

Due to the increasing urgency regarding the proposed open burn of military propellant explosive material at Camp Minden, I would like to state that...

Letter: Minden’s Christmas lights

It was a Saturday night two weeks ago that my wife and I, returning from dinner, drove into Minden by way of Highway US...

Specht: Why do we print the negative?

Why do you always put negative news in the newspaper? I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been asked that question in my...

Specht: It’s the jobs

In 1992, Bill Clinton became the 42nd president of the United States. He won, in part, because of a simple message, “It’s the economy,...

Specht: Uniting as a city

And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand....

Letter: The Real Story

Dear Editor: I am 65 years old. I am probably in the last chapters of my life. So I am not looking at...

Letter: Clearing the air about TIF

Dear Editor: Recently the City of Minden implemented the Tax Increment Financing Program (“TIF”), an economic development incentive program. The program is designed to...

Letter to the Editor: Schuyler Marvin should be re-elected district attorney

The purpose of this letter is to introduce you to the real Schuyler Marvin. Most of you, of course, know him. Schuyler is one of...

Frequently asked questions about our new utility meters

In order to clarify some of the misinformation and misconceptions regarding the city’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure project, I am addressing some of the most...

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