Pleasant pheasants, now and forever

Pleasant pheasants, now and forever

Growing up on the farms of two grandfathers in the late 1940s to early 1950s was much like life during the Great Depression.My grandfather from Poland...

September 10th, 2020 |  


Equality of treatment and opportunity

Equality of treatment and opportunity

We continue as a nation to right the wrongs of generations past. I hear from time to time of how the military has long been desegregated, and for some...

September 9th, 2020 |  


Community blood drive this week

Community blood drive this week

Do not forget the Blood Drive this Thursday — There is a rally to Save Lives sponsored by the Arcanum and Franklin-Monroe schools with a blood d...

September 8th, 2020 |  



Men, women, love and marriage

Men, women, love and marriage

By the time you read this, my wife and I will celebrate our 42nd anniversary.When we meet someone we have never met before and the fact that we have b...

September 4th, 2020 |  


The ‘Universal Language’ speaks

The ‘Universal Language’ speaks

Many of us are feeling great regret at the lack of readily accessible live music right now; necessary health and safety regulations understandably res...

September 3rd, 2020 |  


A coal miner’s daughter

A coal miner’s daughter

Ever been in a working coal mine? I’ve been in three, all in southeastern Kentucky: a mine where longwall mining was used, another that used con...

September 2nd, 2020 |  


Unsinkable life, unthinkable death

Unsinkable life, unthinkable death

Berenice Ruprecht took a job in 1915 as the assistant librarian at the Union City Carnegie Library.She retired 57 years later.She became the library d...

August 31st, 2020 updated: September 2nd, 2020. |  


Learn some ‘Arcanum trivia’

Learn some ‘Arcanum trivia’

Are you ready for some Arcanum trivia? Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society invites you to take a walk along West George Street. After passing the V...

August 31st, 2020 |  


The falling away

The falling away

Before the second coming of Christ, the Bible is clear there will be a “falling away” (2 Thessalonians 2:3).Many Christians believe there ...

August 28th, 2020 |  


Wait until next year

Wait until next year

Most years, this week’s column would urge you to stop by Darke County Center for the Arts’ booth in the Coliseum at the Great Darke County...

August 27th, 2020 |