• Letter: Retirement fund shows big problems in Adams County

    What would you do if, after working 25 years or more for a company, a disaster happens and the retirement you built was gone? The kind of disaster which could have been avoided through proper management. The Adams County Government, which employs approximately 1,800 employees, was the business where this disaster occurred. These employees elect representatives to their retirement board and those board members manage the retirement account.

  • Letter: Thanks for making the walking tour of Brighton a success
  • LETTER: Thanks for your support in this trying time


    We would like to give our heartfelt thanks for all of everyone’s prayers and support, thoughts and food in our time of sorrow. Thank you for the flowers and cards, too. 

    The families of Vernon Dawson


  • LETTER: Thank you all for the birthday wishes


    I want to take this opportunity to thank all my friends for attending my birthday party at the Brighton Elks Lodge on July 12, along with their wonderful gifts and flowers. It was so great to see everyone.

    Also, I want to thank all my friends at my church, the Brighton United Methodist Church, for having a birthday cake after the services on my birthday, July 13.

  • Letter: Thanks for your support


    We would like to give our heartfelt thanks for all of everyone's prayers and support, thoughts and food in our time of sorrow. Thank you for the flowers and cards, as well.

    From the families of Vernon Dawson

  • LETTER: County fair is fast approaching

    The Adams County Fair is approaching quickly. Good luck to all the 4-H members entering projects in the fair. We are looking forward to viewing all the projects at the fair.

    Shortly after the fair on Aug. 17 the Good Luck 4-H Club will be hosting its annual Good Neighbor Day.  Good Neighbor Day is open to the public. Members will present their one-act-play and show off other talents. Refreshments will be served and time will be allotted for plenty of visiting. 

  • Letter: Thanks to all who helped support the Brighton VFW

     Brighton has lost a longtime icon. The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars-George B. Williams Post #2841) on Main Street has unfortunately been forced to close their doors and the sign will soon be coming down, as the building will soon be sold.

    It is a very sad time for all our members as we will only have mementos, pictures and memories, but will still have the pride of everything we did for our veterans and our community while we were an organization. 

  • Letter: The final Richie Sena Poker Run was a success, thanks to so many

    The Richie Sena Memorial Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone for their generosity throughout the past 11 years.

    The Final Richie Sena Scholarship recipient is Nathan Morales who will be attending Bethany College in the fall and will be awarded a $4,000.00 scholarship.

  • Letter: Love and peace in the final hours

    Imagine your final hours residing on this earth.  Just as a newly expecting mother may fantasize their child will never run screaming through Walmart, many of us also would like to believe that we’ll die after a hearty night of BINGO, slipping away while asleep.

    That could happen. For the rest of us who had a child-vs.-Walmart episode, there is little reason to believe our passing would be so ideal.

  • Letter: Health hazards, pollution, declining property values from fracking are real

    Hydraulic fracturing is a fairly new technique used to extract natural gas.  This new horizontal drilling method is combined with liquid (water, sand, blend of chemicals that often includes radioactive tracers) and extremely high pressure to shatters underground rock formations, allowing natural gas to be more easily extracted.