MRN TOP 10: Letters and opinions? Oh, we have plenty of those


Letters to the editor and opinion pieces allow us to have give and take with our readers without getting all gross in the cesspool of social media comments and responding to people named “Catturd.” Did I say that out loud? My bad.

Here are the Top 10 letters and opinion pieces as determined by MRN Analytics.

1. Letter to the Editor: Behavior of QND volleyball parents after loss to Macomb deeply disturbing – As Nick Bakay said, “The numbers never lie.”

2. DAILY DIRT: Carrie Underwood’s singing of the Sunday Night Football theme is well worth her time (and yours). Carrie Underwood or Taylor Swift … who ya got?

3. Rapp: Remembering Bob Lansing, a no-nonsense lifelong friend who didn’t mince words. Very touching tribute to a man who lived a full life.

4. DAILY DIRT: It pays to be host of ‘Jeopardy!’ – I guess people still love ‘Jeopardy!’ following the passing of Alex Trebek.

5. Letter to the Editor: (Former) WGEM reporter didn’t misspeak when talking about downstate Illinois – Censorship, anyone?

6. Letter to the Editor: Hiring Maples smart move for WGEM, but KHQA can’t overcome rotating anchor thing. Always great to get letters from Les Sachs. Chris Duerr, Rich Cain and Tegan Orpet remain as familiar faces at the local CBS/ABC affiliate.

7. OPINION: Going one for three in murder cases this summer not a good average for Adams County State’s Attorney’s office — Jack Blanke is in jail for equine love. Natasha McBride is not. She’s not even on parole anymore.

OPINION: Going one for three in murder cases this summer not a good average for Adams County State's Attorney's office

The Adams County State’s Attorney’s office deservedly received local and national accolades for its swift prosecution and ability to get a conviction following Becky Bliefnick’s murder at the hands of her estranged husband, Tim. That case, as heart and gut-wrenching as it was to the community, certainly put State’s Attorney Gary Farha and his team…
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8. Letter to the Editor: I believe I’ve been thrown under bus by someone who was never there – Dick Wentura is a Quincy treasure.

9. Letter to the Editor: Becky Bliefnick family prays for trial to ‘open the door to healing’ – The family submitted this letter before Tim Bliefnick was found guilty of Becky’s murder.

10. OPINION: Murder victims have names, so stop hiding them – It’s better to err on the side of transparency.

And the rest of the most read:

  • 11. DAILY DIRT: What does T-Swift want in her dressing room…besides Travis Kelce?
  • 12. Daily Dirt: No smoking pipes through your ear, and watch what you throw out car windows in Oregon
  • 13. Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Muddy River News for compassion, honorable efforts in McBride case
  • 14. Letter to the Editor: Park Board should replace Jones as president after attack during Wednesday meeting
  • 15. DAILY DIRT: Don’t swear in public in Oklahoma … it could cost you.
  • 16. Letter to the Editor: What trouble are you referring to, Mr. Mayor?
  • 17. Letter to the Editor: A lesson learned after limb from tree in city easement fell on Quincy home
  • 18. DAILY DIRT: McDonald’s sells 6.48 million burgers every day
  • 19. Letter to the Editor: Former commissioner says Troup has created ‘unnecessary conflict’
  • 20. Letter to the Editor: Arns, Brock, Whitfield examples of loyalty, respect, selfless community service
  • 21. Media access to the Bliefnick proceedings: Why we care
  • 22. Letter to the Editor: Could Gems be sold to another owner? Could Flinn Stadium be converted into baseball field?
  • 23. DAILY DIRT: The average McDonald’s hamburger is cooked and packaged in 112 seconds
  • 24. Letter to the Editor: Quincy City Council is considering sanctuary city ordinance while ignoring other pressing issues
  • 25. Letter to the Editor: Recent actions by mayor have undermined public safety

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