http://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Envisioning A County-side Trails System http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/envisioning-county-side-trails-system <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/JOE FOREMAN Mug Shot_10.jpg" alt="Editor Joe Foreman" title="Editor Joe Foreman" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> Can&rsquo;t help but be impressed by the work being done by a committee of Mills County residents who want to see the establishment of additional recreational opportunities in our community.</p> <p> Specifically, the committee&rsquo;s long-range vision is for the development of a county-wide trails system that would connect each and every community in Mills County with the existing Wabash Trace Nature Trail and with one another.</p> County Prepares For The Unknown http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/county-prepares-unknown <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/JOE FOREMAN Mug Shot_9.jpg" alt="Editor Joe Foreman" title="Editor Joe Foreman" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> Driving around Pacific Junction Friday, watching the sandbaggers and railroad contractors preparing for the&nbsp;predicted flood waters, I was reminded of the eerie feeling I had back in&nbsp;the summer of&nbsp;1979 while completing some National Guard training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; I didn&rsquo;t have a television in my dorm room on the base, probably not even a radio, and certainly not a computer or cell phone. I was two weeks away from completing&nbsp;a hot&nbsp;summer of training and anxious to return home to Nebraska.<br /> Honor Flight Focus Of Sunday Program http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/honor-flight-focus-sunday-program <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/JOE FOREMAN Mug Shot_5.jpg" alt="Joe Foreman, Editor" title="Joe Foreman, Editor" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp; I&rsquo;ve stated previously in this column that one of the greatest privileges I&rsquo;ve had during my time as editor of The Opinion-Tribune was accompanying World War II veterans from southwest Iowa to Washington, D.C., in September 2008, on the inaugural Western Iowa Honor Flight.</p> Irony In 'Faces of Evil' Deaths http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/irony-faces-evil-deaths <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/JOE FOREMAN Mug Shot_8.jpg" alt="Editor Joe Foreman" title="Editor Joe Foreman" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" />The irony of President Obama announcing to the American public on May 1 that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. special military forces in Pakistan hasn't gone unnoticed in the past 72 hours. It was on May 1, 1945, when the world learned through a radio broadcast that Nazi Germany dictator Adolph Hitler had committed suicide. Experience Mills County This Summer http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/experience-mills-county-summer <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/JOE FOREMAN Mug Shot_7.jpg" alt="Editor Joe Foreman" title="Editor Joe Foreman" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Last week, I had the opportunity to&nbsp;get a personal tour of the&nbsp;famous Todd House down in Tabor.&nbsp;I had heard a lot about the place over the years - knew it had a lot of history behind it and a connection to the Underground Railroad - but had never actually seen the place in person.</p> Ranking The Presidents http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/ranking-presidents <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/JOE FOREMAN Mug Shot_6.jpg" alt="Joe Foreman, Editor" title="Joe Foreman, Editor" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> President&rsquo;s Day is Monday. We observe this day in February because it happens to be the birth month of George Washington, our first president, and Abraham Lincoln, the man many historians regard as our greatest president ever.</p> Halloween deserves holiday status http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/halloween-deserves-holiday-status <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/joel mugshot.jpg" alt="Joel Stevens, Associate Editor" title="Joel Stevens, Associate Editor" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; More than 100 million American families will answer their door bells and hand out candy this Halloween.</p> Big 10 Summit In Mills County http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/big-10-summit-mills-county <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/JOE FOREMAN Mug Shot_1.jpg" alt="Editor Joe Foreman, The Opinion-Tribune" title="Editor Joe Foreman, The Opinion-Tribune" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I must have read my invitation wrong, but I thought last Thursday&rsquo;s gathering in western Mills County was supposed to be a groundbreaking celebration for the new U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River bridge project.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;I didn&rsquo;t know it was going to turn into a summit to discuss Nebraska&rsquo;s move to the Big 10 Conference and the future rivalry between the Husker and Hawkeye football teams.</p>