Citizen apathy is a problem that affects many communities throughout the nation.

Citizen apathy is a problem that affects many communities throughout the nation.
In many areas, only a small fraction of voters turn out to the polls, and even fewer attend municipal meetings.
Tuesday proved that we have no such problem here.
Despite falling snow, slick roads and bone-chilling temperatures, an unprecedented 46 percent of voters — 1,766 people — turned out to vote in the Girard school bond election. Meanwhile, in Pittsburg, an overflow crowd attended the Pittsburg City Commission meeting to make their voices heard on the issue of possibly adding traffic-control devices on Joplin Street.
We feel that an active citizenry is the key to good government, and we are pleased to see so many getting involved.
We hope that Tuesday’s numbers translate not only to good turnout in the April elections, but also to continued participation in the political process.

Jacob W. Brower, for The Morning Sun