The perfect circle of life

The perfect circle of life

Perfection is an illusion and those who seek perfection will find themselves unfulfilled their whole lives.Perfection is sought by those who fail to c...

June 14th, 2019 |  


Interesting additions: contorted ornamental tree, shrub

Interesting additions: contorted ornamental tree, shrub

There are two unusual trees/shrubs in our landscape that are interesting to look at and may not be understood.In 1998-2000, I had the privilege to ser...

June 13th, 2019 |  


Commissioners share recent updates

Commissioners share recent updates

May was acting like April more than April did. April showers became May showers and floods for most of the month.This has been one of the wettest mont...

June 12th, 2019 |  



A helping hand

A helping hand

Tragedy strikes, and we who live in the country know what that means. Neighbors step up. They don’t need to be asked. They don’t need to b...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Restoration 101 almost complete

Restoration 101 almost complete

We have just about finished our personal course in Fire Restoration 101. You may remember that early in June we had to call our local Fire Department ...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Award-winners in New Madison

Award-winners in New Madison

NEW MADISON - Norm Weimer took the challenge and stepped into the medal circle at the New Madison United Methodist Church recent 5K race.Norm came wit...

June 11th, 2019 |  


Summer’s in full swing; ready for some ice cream?

Summer’s in full swing; ready for some ice cream?

Abbottsville UMC, 4135 State Route 49 invites you to their Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 15 from 3-6 p.m. On the menu will be shredded chi...

June 11th, 2019 |  


Back Channel Diplomacy in our Nation’s Capital, Part 1

Back Channel Diplomacy in our Nation’s Capital, Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Washington, D.C. on business. I met with law school friends and University of Dayton School of Law (“UDSL...

June 6th, 2019 |  


DCCA receives 40th anniversary honors

DCCA receives 40th anniversary honors

Darke County Center for the Arts completed its sparkling 40th anniversary season in a blaze of glory, receiving glittering accolades from officials an...

June 6th, 2019 |  


The culture of shame

The culture of shame

“To a nice person. Heavy, but nice.”Those were the words a classmate wrote in my yearbook in junior high. That underhanded compliment has ...

June 5th, 2019 |