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Hubby’s taste buds a blessing

Hubby’s taste buds a blessing

After I was married, I thoroughly enjoyed cooking for my new husband, Daniel. Having supper ready upon his arrival home …

September 1st, 2015 |  

The bounding main is mainly maddening

“Here is no sentiment, no contest, no grandeur, no economics. From the sanctity of this occupation, a man may emerge …

August 30th, 2015 |  

Dinner isn’t just about food

Dinner isn’t just about food

If we’re honest, most of us are foodies, but we don’t think of ourselves that way. The online Free Dictionary …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Happy birthday, Mama

Happy birthday, Mama

I had to take a break from the tissue paper stuffing and blowing up three dozen pink balloons Thursday evening …

August 28th, 2015 |  

National Dog Day is celebrated all year long

National Dog Day is celebrated all year long

Anymore, there seems to be a holiday for anything and everything these days. For instance, Friday was National Cherry Turnovers …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Standing up for rural postal delivery

Standing up for rural postal delivery

By Marie Powell Contributing columnist Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the …

August 25th, 2015 |  

The past and the future — both good places to go

The past and the future — both good places to go

I remember back when I was growing up in the ’60s, we used to go to the Mayflower Theater on …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Rest in peace, Pilkington sons

Rest in peace, Pilkington sons

It’s never a good week when the biggest news involves something horrible happening, especially to children. By now most of …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Another county fair in the books

Another county fair in the books

Well, for my family, it’s another county fair in the books. This morning my 11 year-old son sold his market …

August 20th, 2015 |  

Taco pizza: Simple and scrumptious

Taco pizza: Simple and scrumptious

Greetings from Illinois. “Thanks so much, I’m looking forward to it,” I said as I hung up the telephone. I …

August 20th, 2015 updated: August 20th, 2015. |  

The truth about handing out trophies

The truth about handing out trophies

If this column isn’t an award-winning piece of journalism, I may not get paid for writing it. Well, at least …

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 19th, 2015. |  

Still no justice for military women

Still no justice for military women

The Senate has done it again — blocked a vote on a bill that would make it safer for sexual …

August 14th, 2015 |  

I was in for the ride of my life at amusement park

I was in for the ride of my life at amusement park

I distinctly remember times during my childhood in which I felt extremely sorry for my parents. Actually, given the fact …

August 12th, 2015 |  

Raising babies and raisin bars

Raising babies and raisin bars

Hello from our home to yours! Motherhood: what is more demanding yet fulfilling and rewarding? Austin is swiftly growing out …

August 12th, 2015 |  

Wind energy needs zoning to moving forward

Wind energy needs zoning to moving forward

By Lu Nelsen Contributing Columnist Over the past few years we have seen tremendous growth in the efficiency, effectiveness, and …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Humanity calls for truth, sanity to be restored

By Mary Lou Hoening Contributing Columnist At long last I have, again, picked up my pen hoping I can be …

August 11th, 2015 |  

A saucy, savory specialty

A saucy, savory specialty

Greetings from Illinois! How about taking a peek into our home on a warm July day? The air feels thick …

August 5th, 2015 |  

R.W. Earhart Company acquires Franz Petroleum Products

DESHLER, Ohio — The R.W. Earhart Company, an independent propane and fuel provider with a presence throughout Ohio, today announced …

August 5th, 2015 |  

Piper forever changed the game

Piper forever changed the game

We were supposed to hate him. In a world in which shades of gray simply did not exist at the …

August 5th, 2015 |  

A saucy, savory specialty

A saucy, savory specialty

Greetings from Illinois! How about taking a peek into our home on a warm July day? The air feels thick …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Is rural America hazardous to your health?

By Jon Bailey Contributing Columnist jonmbailey1@gmail.com This article was contributed by Jon M. Bailey, former Rural Policy Program Director at …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50

Fifty years ago this week, aging in America was forever changed for the better. At the Truman Library in Independence, …

July 31st, 2015 |  

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