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Making a difference in our area

December 13, 2015 There have been several events recently held throughout the region that help to show that there are many good things happening. One happened on Nov. more »»

Guest column/Let’s all volunteer to support our troops

December 13, 2015 As Christmas approaches, I’ve been reflecting on all of the blessings I’ve received. more »»

Of ornaments and adult coloring books

December 13, 2015 Two Christmas observations I offer up in this week’s column, including having way more ornaments than tree space. Talk about feeling guilty. more »»

Guest column/We should embrace opportunities to show kindness

December 13, 2015 Ever feel impelled to give the world a big hug? We thrive on kindness. more »»

Style show fashions from yesteryear

December 13, 2015 Kristen Willis, owner of Kris’s Vintage Clothing, told the ladies who came out to view the holiday style show at the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz that everyday is a fashion show because a... more »»

Tree still looks pretty good

December 12, 2015 I keep telling you our Christmas tree is a Charlie Brown tree, but it was, at least, always in one piece. The key word: Wa. more »»

Guest column/Village, nutcrackers inspiring

December 12, 2015 Last Saturday, I was blessed and inspired quite unexpectedly by an event in our town called the Advent Market. more »»

Area has many good things

December 6, 2015 It’s always amazing how the Christmas season seems to bring out the best in everyon. more »»

A novelty and walking history lesson

December 6, 2015 We have groups that come through the newspaper building from time to time to take a tour. more »»

Appreciating decorations, veterans

December 6, 2015 Yes, the garland, pine, ribbons, bright lights, Santa figures and even a few “Frozen” characters are in store windows, on lawns and even on rooftops in a blaze of color by now. more »»

The pie needed some nuts

December 5, 2015 So I took a week off for Thanksgiving — mostly to catch up on cleaning and chase out all the spiders who took up residence during “no-dust” October. more »»

Allowing November to be November

November 29, 2015 Since I last wrote, I’ve seen our first round of snow flakes, which probably isn’t all that remarkable given the time of year it i. more »»

Shopping locally important

November 29, 2015 It’s highly likely that as you read this column, you will have spent at least a portion of the last few days shopping. more »»

People, groups that make life better

November 29, 2015 As November comes to an end, and the world seems to get a bit hectic, I thought I might talk about people and organizations that have done much to make our place in this life a bit bette. more »»

Guest column/A reasonable man in an unreasonable world

November 29, 2015 Two decades later, I remember the Bangles cover. more »»

Remember, there’s plenty to be thankful for

November 28, 2015 Sassy Saint recently had an open house at her school, and I went with the intent on embarrassing her horribly, because it’s my job. more »»

Thankful for having horse buddies

November 22, 2015 I’ve been enjoying a lot of quality time lately with my daughter Sarah and my niece Mallory, but what’s brought us together even more isn’t so much the fact that we’re related and like each other... more »»

Showing faith in our future

November 22, 2015 While our area faces many problems, there also is reason to look toward a better future. That’s the message that was shared once again during the 11th-annual Faith in the Future Prayer Breakfast. more »»

Thanksgiving, cookbook and more

November 22, 2015 This week marks the feast of all feasts, Thanksgiving, a day we need to give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon us and try to make it more of a blessing for others who are having a hard tim. more »»

Tale of the forgotten instruments

November 21, 2015 While Managing Editor Craig has been on vacation, I have been coming into the office early. I am not a fan of this, because I am clinically dead before 7 a.m. more »»

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