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  • Column: It’s my hap-happiest time of the year

    I enjoy so much about autumn — the crispness of the air, open windows, the sounds of a chainsaw and the smell of sawdust, morning coffee by an outdoor ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Great minds don't think alike

    I attended the League of Women Voters candidate forum last Thursday at the Newton City Hall where I was pleasantly surprised by what I gained out of t ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Column: Giblets and gizzards! Thanksgiving was hot

    Editor’s Note: The column originally published Dec. 10, 2015 Did you know modern smoke detector’s s ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Car crazy to kid business owner

    Chris Hinkle has always been car crazy. In the 20 years I’ve known him, it’s been car after car, most of them muscle cars. He’s what we used to call a ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Column: Nothing admirable about ignorance

    When you see or hear something surprising, you’ll initially do one of three things — show no reaction, act surprised or shrug it off. However, it’s wh ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Column: Chip off the old block

    Since I was young, I have been writing. I started by writing and illustrating my own books, moved on to publishing a “kids” newspaper when I was 10 an ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:35 pm