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Guest column/Clearing the air by using natural gas technologies

August 31, 2014 It’s time to recognize the most important benefit of the shale-gas revolution ... more »»

Stepping back in Great Trails history

August 31, 2014 More than 33 years ago an idea was born after Gary Jewell bought a 120-acre farm and added to it when Archie Hubner, who owned acreage near the Malvern highway, traded some land at the back of the... more »»

Turtle leads to adventure

August 30, 2014 I called home, and my daughter picked up. “Hold on,” she said. There was a lot of background noise, because her friends had come ove. more »»

Guest column/This is the year to put an end to bullying in schools

August 30, 2014 Bullying used to be viewed as something of a normal part of school, from the earliest elementary years to college fraternity hazing. more »»

Some insight on ‘key’ to finding a lost key

August 24, 2014 If you plan to trudge outside at night without any outdoor lights on, and you’re carrying a bunch of stuff to the garage, including a key — the only key that there is to a certain door — you... more »»

Special events coming up

August 24, 2014 A few thoughts: ¯ There’s still time to nominate a candidate for this year’s Community Stars. more »»

Some reflections from the 2014 fair

August 24, 2014 I always take notes of little things that catch my attention at the Jefferson County Fair and will convey some of them now. more »»

Guest column/Look at story through the lens of recovery, not outrage

August 24, 2014 In the never-ending saga that the news media has erroneously called the “Steubenville Rape Case,” yet another chapter is in the process of unfoldin. more »»

Burning talent on display

August 23, 2014 When it comes to disasters, I’m talented. No one can equal my ability to turn the ordinary into a catastrophe. Last week, I almost set the house on fire not once, but twic. more »»

Planning for the future

August 17, 2014 There’s a lot of good information that comes out when members of the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee gather for their monthly meeting. more »»

In need of compiling a ‘Get With It’ list

August 17, 2014 A co-worker gasped as she sauntered by a conversation in progress in the newsroom the other da. more »»

Guest column/Looking for ways to fight against the war on coal

August 17, 2014 Since coming to Congress in 2011, I’ve been a leading voice against the harmful impacts of President Obama’s war on coal. more »»

Tricky weather for county fair

August 17, 2014 County fair weather consists of two climates — extremely hot or stormy. more »»

Guest column/Questions for all of us: How did things ever get so far

August 17, 2014 Following a bloody and destructive internecine war in which he was gravely wounded and one of his sons was killed, Vito Corleone called together the heads of the five warring families to redress... more »»

Territorial turkey terrorizes

August 16, 2014 Grampy Grumpy thought it would be a splendid idea to take all of his grandchildren camping. more »»

A question that strikes terror in my heart

August 10, 2014 There are some questions I get asked this time of year that strike terror in my heart. more »»

Learn about the issues

August 10, 2014 While there can be the occasional exception, it is pretty much universally accepted that an informed and involved voter is the best voter. more »»

Time for a know-by-heart week

August 10, 2014 The upcoming Jefferson County Fair week will be a routine I know by heart after these many years of rounding up 4-H winners, talking to royalty candidates and getting together with the fair board, o... more »»

Looking for ways to amuse

August 9, 2014 “Your column didn’t make me laugh this week,” Grandmama told me. “Excuse me?” “Your column didn’t make me laugh,” she explained. “Usually, when I read it, I laugh out loud at least once. more »»

Guest column/The war to end all wars fell short of its promise

August 9, 2014 It was 100 years ago that World War I exploded, though there’s not much in the way of commemoration. more »»

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