A short and snowy February

A short and snowy February

I have to tell you the magic in my classroom is strong magic indeed. In January, the kindergarten class made snowflakes and their teacher hung them fr...

March 2nd, 2021 |  


Milestone birthday for Betty Kuhn

Milestone birthday for Betty Kuhn

Happy Birthday March 8 to Mrs. Betty Kuhn! Betty will celebrate her 95th birthday this coming weekend. Betty’s family would like those of you wh...

March 2nd, 2021 |  


Investing in Ohio public schools

Investing in Ohio public schools

This pandemic has been challenging for everyone in our school system — students, teachers, parents, principals, and school boards. They’ve...

March 2nd, 2021 |  



Individuals, religion, and politics

Individuals, religion, and politics

Can anyone keep their religion out of their politics? The answer lies in how much they adhere to their religion.Every religion has sacred writings. Ch...

February 26th, 2021 |  


This too shall pass — the blues

This too shall pass — the blues

Blues are not just a color scheme or a music genre. You can call it the blues, doldrums, gloominess, downheartedness, unhappiness, etc. The fact is li...

February 26th, 2021 |  


Democrats’ rhetoric not matched by action

Democrats’ rhetoric not matched by action

Our country seems more divided along partisan lines than at any time I can remember. That’s why I was pleased to hear President Biden encourage ...

February 25th, 2021 |  


Saving America’s pensions

Saving America’s pensions

More than a million workers and retirees across the country are part of the multi-employer pension system, and many are in danger of losing that secur...

February 25th, 2021 |  


Experience performing arts joy — virtually

Experience performing arts joy — virtually

As you know, Darke County Center for the Arts is not currently presenting live performances in our community due to health guidelines made necessary b...

February 25th, 2021 |  


One person can make a difference

One person can make a difference

My life in higher education has been spent in working for inclusion whether I was Chancellor of Rancho Santiago Community College District, one of the...

February 24th, 2021 |  


Remembering the Sutton Family, grocery store

Remembering the Sutton Family, grocery store

Last year in the month of March, our life began to change dramatically due to the impending pandemic and all the changes that would come. Here in Arca...

February 23rd, 2021 |