I finally find myself at a loss for typed words

I finally find myself at a loss for typed words

My first real step into the news business sometime in the early to mid-1990s left much to be desired. I dared to answer a help wanted ad for a part-ti...

March 5th, 2020 |  


Positive climate and culture in our schools

Positive climate and culture in our schools

The climate and culture of a school building affect all aspects of educating our students.Climate and culture affect adult morale, student learning, a...

March 5th, 2020 |  


Spring clean your garden

Spring clean your garden

As we walk around the yard on some of our nicer days, we walked by some of our flower beds where the snow had finally melted. It is amazing how many l...

March 4th, 2020 |  



May the luck of the Irish be with ya

May the luck of the Irish be with ya

Beginning as a religious holiday where Lenten prohibitions were waived and people feasted, drank, and danced, St. Patrick’s Day has been celebra...

March 4th, 2020 |  


National School Breakfast Week: Banana-Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

National School Breakfast Week: Banana-Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Next week is National School Breakfast Week.We all know how important breakfast is, yet so many of our kids are coming to school hungry. Some don̵...

March 4th, 2020 |  


The season of Lent has arrived

The season of Lent has arrived

The Lenten Season has begun, but I don’t believe that Lent is as important to people now as it was when I was a kid. Way back then most people c...

March 4th, 2020 |  


Myriad of March messages

Myriad of March messages

I love to check out the Farmer’s Almanac! Who doesn’t?! I grew up with it. Farmers believed it while the rest of us heard it quoted often....

March 3rd, 2020 |  


The man for the job

I’m supporting Matt Harrison in the Republican Primary for Darke County Commissioner.Unlike some of us Baby Boomers, who might need a nap after ...

March 3rd, 2020 |  


Obesity: A serious challenge to the country’s future

When I grew up less than one person out of 100 was severely obese. That state of well being was pretty well maintained until the 1970s. Perhaps the fa...

March 3rd, 2020 |  


Time to improve funding for parks

Dear Editor,Darke County Park District is one of the reasons our county is great!Seeing people of all ages using the parks is exciting. We love that t...

March 3rd, 2020 |