Let’s not bog nation down with investigations


We are in historic worthy times. Women are on the rise, but it will be overshadowed by the fight against our president, and if history tells us anything it tells us that a country divided is when foreign powers seize opportunities.

I pray the focus does not move to “investigations,” and we continue improving by giving our president support and not take his attention away from the important issues of running a country. It’s not about red or blue, but the red, white and blue.

Nicola Symonds 

Eau Claire

Cass board turns deaf ear to courthouse preservation


I attended the last meeting of the Cass County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and left questioning the motivation of this elected body.

The main topic of the meeting was the disposition of the historic courthouse in downtown Cassopolis. This building has been vacant for more than 10 years and for some reason(s) nothing is happening to turn this into an important space for community use. An organized group of local voters has formed the “Friends of the Courthouse” in an effort to save the building and assist with future developments to benefit the city and the folks who live here in Cass County. Many local residents spoke up in favor of the plan to move this property to the local Economic Development Commission. The BOC turned a deaf ear to these impassioned requests.

Once again the BOC chose not to move forward. No reasons given. One must conclude at this point there’s another hidden agenda that is not being revealed to us, the voters. No matter how much support is expressed their minds made up.

Stacy Lankford