James G. Smith

Women played important roles in WW II

Even before women were allowed to join the Army, some took the extremes of posing as men to do so. Sarah Emma Edmonds wanted to ... Read more

Gilmore someone we all can be proud of

Things that start out innocent and simple sometimes turn out to be complicated and divisive. When I proposed naming the new bridge spanning Valley Creek, ... Read more

Important for government to do right thing

It is all a matter of money or funding. Unfortunately, there is only so much money to funnel into the outstretched hands. We, as a ... Read more

Resolution gives full detail of Gilmore’s heroism

Editor’s note: Below is a sample resolution that could be used to name the Valley Creek Bridge in honor of Commander Howard W. Gilmore, a ... Read more