Letters Unfair policy To the editor: In your Jan. 9 Plain Talk editorial, you announced a new Letter to the Editor policy. Your new policy is inspired by your desire for fairness, you said. From now on, when one citizen writes a letter "critical" of another, the person criticized will … Read Article

For the Record

For the Record Arthur L. Rusch presiding, January 16-22, 2004 Mitchell John Rivard, 327 N. Pine, Vermillion: Aggravated assault, recharged; Aggravated assault, costs, 10 years penitentiary. Eight years penitentiary is suspended based on the following conditions: 1. Shall cooperate with all alcohol counseling available in prison. 2. Shall be under … Read Article


Obituaries Gladys Amundson Gladys E. Amundson, 99, formerly of Wakonda, died Jan. 21, 2004 at the Centerville Good Samaritan Center, Centerville. She was born June 22, 1904, near Wakonda to John and Thirza (Hall) Whitmer. She attended country school in Lodi. She married Sigard Amundson on Aug. 11, 1925 in … Read Article