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  • Column: Adventures with Moe and Carl

    We’re trying it again. Last week we added two new family members, kittens Moe and Carl. My girls lo ...
    Oct. 3, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Finding a common language on climate

    If you don’t already agree with me on something, odds are I can’t convince you I’m right.There’s ple ...
    Oct. 3, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • The man who wouldn’t pledge the glag

    For 25 years, I’ve been a reporter on a midsized daily newspaper. For a few years, my beat was a nearby town, a small place that was rapidly making th ...
    Oct. 3, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Column: Actualities of addiction take hold

    When the Jasper County Substance Abuse Coalition hosted a community conversation last week it was an accomplishment in many ways. In its first year, t ...
    Oct. 2, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Bernie Sanders thinks war is overrated, and he’s right

    When Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was a candidate for president, he seemed uninterested in talking about foreign policy.
    Oct. 2, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Disabled by government

    A third threat to free speech at University of California, Berkeley has led to more censorship than political rioters or college administrators.
    Oct. 2, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • A lucky spin

    I wouldn’t say I walk around with a black cloud hanging over my head, but nor would I say I’m one of those people with luck always on their side.
    Sept. 29, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • UWJC helps nonprofits throughout Jasper County

    November 2011 Baxter Early Learning Center had some tough decisions to make. Recovering from a tough economy some changes were made. I have been with ...
    Sept. 29, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • A side of cheese dip with your marriage proposal?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Feb 17, 2017.There is nothing like a soft pretzel. I ...
    Sept. 29, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Boycott the NFL

    I back up Trump 100 percent about the NFL players who are disrespecting the American Flag. I served 22 years in the Army and believe in the values of ...
    Sept. 28, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • Bad Luck

    All those double-yolk eggs might not be bringing the good luck I thought they would. I was backing the tractor into the garage to fill the fuel tank w ...
    Sept. 28, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • Column: Habit reformation

    Humans tend to be creatures of habit. I know I certainly am. My days are never exactly the same, and yet I still follow a similar routine, whether it ...
    Sept. 28, 2017 - 11:32 am
  • Thank you, Dr. Pak

    After three days of high blood pressure and dizziness, I was concerned so I called my doctor to see if I could get in. He was off for the day. I asked ...
    Sept. 27, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Make an impact with UWJC

    Willowbrook is an Adult Day Center that serves individuals 45 and older throughout Jasper County who need assistance during the day or who may be soci ...
    Sept. 27, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Column: The long way around

    Trailer trash, hillbilly haven and tornado magnet, mobile homes are frequently the punchline to jokes. They’ve often been ridiculed as low class shelt ...
    Sept. 27, 2017 - 11:00 am