It is worth noting, in the thick of our great national quarantine, that we have gone in a heartbeat from an ordinary civil society to a step short of martial law.

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We arrived at the grocery store early, thinking it opened at 7. It didn’t open until 8. So, we left to try another nearby store first, and it was open.

Whenever America faces a threat such as the current virus attack, many of our citizens can be counted on to react by buying all the toilet paper they can get their hands on and purchasing yet another gun. (Studies show that those who buy guns during crises already own at least one.) There is…

For decades, the citizens of the United States have been privileged. Privileged to not lose their children to small-pox, pertussis, polio, or measles. We are even privileged enough to have a vaccine that prevents some forms of cancer. Why, because brilliant human minds created vaccines. Vacc…

Thumbs up to Teresa Dennis and the staff at the Middletown library, because they are still open. You can call in with the books and movies you want, and they will pull them off the shelf and bring them to the front door for you to pick up. – Lawrence Benfield, Middletown

During these uncertain days with the coronavirus, I’ve been live-streaming daily devotionals on our church Facebook page and website to keep my congregation encouraged.

I would like to give a big thumbs up to everyone at South Henry School Corporation for all of their hard work during this world crisis. Thank you to the administration, teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers, instructional assistants, secretaries and bus drivers for pulling together to help…

Even if we are feeling legitimate anxiety about society these days, most people seem OK with keeping a few feet away from others, working from home, distance learning and washing their hands a lot – practices aimed at taking care of other people.

What are you doing differently in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic?

Thumbs up to city and county officials for the way they have responded to the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone seems to be working together well and keeping the public informed. We are blessed to have such skilled and good-hearted people in our midst. Their efforts have made this situation eas…

As a pastor, I’ve found myself a few times in unchartered territory.

What do you think of the Coronavirus?

Thumbs up to the Courier Times for publishing a picture each week of something in Henry County. It is refreshing to see. Thank you for choosing a picture I sent of Summit Lake to receive a free month subscription to the paper. It was a nice surprise, and I appreciate it. – Judy Walker, New Castle

It’s an election year, and Americans are debating big issues: capitalism and socialism, the role of government, the future of health care. These issues reflect what some see as a conflict between individual well-being and the greater public good. Do we want an up-by-your-bootstraps society w…

The spread of the coronavirus is serious. It should not be taken lightly. Nor need we over-react and assume damages that may not occur.

Is “peace in our time” in Afghanistan at hand? President Trump thinks so. He described the agreement signed Saturday by an American diplomat and a Taliban official as providing “a powerful path forward to end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops home.” We must hope that he is correct.

Indiana residents will “spring forward” this weekend as part of Daylight Savings Time. Some states have moved to Daylight Savings Time permanently and no longer change their clocks in the spring and fall. Should Indiana follow their example and make Daylight Savings Time permanent?

Thumbs up to Judy Walker for getting a free month extension to her newspaper subscription for her photo that shows a serene waterside picnic spot at Summit Lake. “Positively Henry County” photos like Judy’s give us something to run on the Opinion page besides political cartoons. Submit your …

Is “peace in our time” in Afghanistan at hand? President Trump thinks so. He described the agreement signed Saturday by an American diplomat and a Taliban official as providing “a powerful path forward to end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops home.” We must hope that he is correct.

February through March is the peak season for the influenza virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most people believe that the virus is winding down as the weather begins to warm up, but this is not the case. This is actually the time to stay the most vigi…

As insurance companies push doctors to save money by switching their patients to generic drugs, complaints about those generics appear to be on the upswing. That’s the observation of journalist Katherine Eban, who has written a book, “Bottle of Lies,” that tells a very dark tale about the ge…

As Washington’s COVID-19 outbreak entered a new phase this week, state and local officials are quickly mustering resources to ensure systems, institutions and individuals are braced for a potential surge in diagnoses.

As insurance companies push doctors to save money by switching their patients to generic drugs, complaints about those generics appear to be on the upswing. That’s the observation of journalist Katherine Eban, who has written a book, “Bottle of Lies,” that tells a very dark tale about the ge…

As Washington’s COVID-19 outbreak entered a new phase this week, state and local officials are quickly mustering resources to ensure systems, institutions and individuals are braced for a potential surge in diagnoses.

February through March is the peak season for the influenza virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most people believe that the virus is winding down as the weather begins to warm up, but this is not the case. This is actually the time to stay the most vigi…

As insurance companies push doctors to save money by switching their patients to generic drugs, complaints about those generics appear to be on the upswing. That’s the observation of journalist Katherine Eban, who has written a book, “Bottle of Lies,” that tells a very dark tale about the ge…

As Washington’s COVID-19 outbreak entered a new phase this week, state and local officials are quickly mustering resources to ensure systems, institutions and individuals are braced for a potential surge in diagnoses.

February through March is the peak season for the influenza virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most people believe that the virus is winding down as the weather begins to warm up, but this is not the case. This is actually the time to stay the most vigi…