If you have a moment, Google the phrase "The Lost Year in Education." What you will find is hundreds of articles that lament the 2020-2021 school year. Articles of defeat and depression, of despair and dismay. A year that is lost, and nowhere to be found. John Steinbeck once said that "Time is the only … Continue reading Editorial: In a Year Like No Other, The Jones School District Deserves Recognition
The Jones City Hall was packed on Tuesday evening as over 40 residents, business owners, and community stakeholders gathered at the public forum to discuss the upcoming sales election. The point was driven home that our community NEEDS significant funding to make water and wastewater improvements. The biggest debate was how to accomplish this. After … Continue reading Editorial: Town Plans to Spend Sales Tax Increase Beyond Water/Wastewater Repairs
I do not know that I have ever met anyone in my life that enjoys paying taxes. I know I do not! But I also know that if I did not pay taxes, many of the services we tend to take for granted would not exist. Such as police protection, fire protection, sidewalks, roads, welfare, … Continue reading Editorial: Nobody Likes Taxes. Do They?
Hey Friends, We've all seen the chatter on the infamous TAJ about the proposed sales tax increase that the Board of Trustees voted to approve earlier this week. The Board's proposal is set to go to a vote of the people on July 13th; however, the public discourse on this topic is heated and polarizing. … Continue reading Editorial: How Can We Responsibly Pay for the Necessary Improvements?
Well it seems that I may have inadvertently stepped into a "political cow patti," and now I'm just going to dig my heel in. There has been some chatter on 'Talk Around Jones' and during the Live Stream Candidate Forum that we hosted on Saturday that the forum was somehow slanted or biased toward one … Continue reading Editorial: A Political Cow Patti
Hi Friends! We've been missing you for the month of June, and I think it's time to tell you why. For the last few weeks, instead of blogging about our beloved hometown, all of my free-time has been devoted to painting, packing, mowing, moving, unpacking, more mowing, and settling my family into our new home … Continue reading Editorial: Moving Home