Their View‘No room for self-pity’

Their View‘No room for self-pity’

U.S. Air Force combat pilot Edward J. Machenbier and his navigator, Kevin McManus, were 30 miles northeast of Hanoi on June 14, 1967, when their F-4C,...

July 1st, 2019 |  


The ultimate fireworks display

The ultimate fireworks display

July 4th rapidly approaches and that means this weekend, on the Fourth and throughout next weekend there will be cook-outs, parties and lots of firewo...

June 28th, 2019 |  


Queen Anne’s Lace for fresh bouquets

Queen Anne’s Lace for fresh bouquets

A favorite wildflower along the roads, trails, edges of fields and streams is the Queen Anne’s Lace. It comes into bloom in the heat of late sum...

June 27th, 2019 |  



Turtles can bring us together

Turtles can bring us together

I joined my community’s Facebook group during this spring’s (failed) school bond issue campaign. I got what I expected – passion, di...

June 26th, 2019 |  


Their ViewThis combat pilot was not shot down

Their ViewThis combat pilot was not shot down

At times we say things, and we wish we could walk those comments back. With the media’s close monitoring of certain individuals, their missteps ...

June 26th, 2019 |  


From bright red to rosy hues

From bright red to rosy hues

Nail polish came into my life during my college days, or more correctly during my college evenings. It was part of dressing-up to go out on a date, no...

June 26th, 2019 |  


A story waiting to be found

A story waiting to be found

A story once told. A memory captured on the page. The people who were once creating the story now gone and never forgotten. Why? Because it is a story...

June 26th, 2019 |  


Back-channel diplomacy in our nation’s capital, Part 2

Back-channel diplomacy in our nation’s capital, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I recounted my sons’ and my adventure in Washington, D.C. in the middle of May. We had a wonderful few days touring variou...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Biking to raise awareness

Biking to raise awareness

Winding their way through the state of Nebraska and heading east, Perry and Kennan Fraylick of New Madison are biking to bring awareness to the need f...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Family Movie Night coming to Arcanum

Family Movie Night coming to Arcanum

On Saturday evening, June 29, the Arcanum Area Business Association will be sponsoring an outdoor Family Movie Night in downtown Arcanum.They will be ...

June 25th, 2019 |