Soybean fields still recovering from rains

Soybean fields still recovering from rains

Some farms around the county received about ½-inch of rain last week. This will sound funny after all the rain we have gotten but we actually nee...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Perseid meteor shower, 2015

Perseid meteor shower, 2015

Meteor shower! The very words conjure up a picture of flaming fireballs of fury flashing frenetically against the night sky.Actually, the reality is q...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Gloria makes pizza sauce

Gloria makes pizza sauce

Greetings from Illinois!How about taking a peek into our home on a warm July day? The air feels thick and muggy. The way it looks we’ll have a h...

August 9th, 2015 |  



No-holiday August can still be fun

No-holiday August can still be fun

When you look at the calendar, you will see that the poor month of August is bereft of any national holidays. But does that mean there is nothing to c...

August 8th, 2015 |  


The lion and the scapegoat

The lion and the scapegoat

The recent shooting of a protected Zimbabwean lion named Cecil by an American dentist who likes to hunt big game with a crossbow has caused outrage ar...

August 7th, 2015 |  


Letter writer to read from new book

To the editor:Some wars aren’t known to the general public, but are still worth reading about.I believe that “Toscotti’s War,”...

August 7th, 2015 |  


A roaring extradition case?

A roaring extradition case?

“Whenever there is a treaty or convention for extradition between the United States and any foreign government, any justice or judge of the Unit...

August 7th, 2015 |  


A second chance for Zion

A second chance for Zion

A positive spirit and unsinkable attitude were spotlighted in last week’s column which featured 75-year-old Rudy Siciliano, an artist and former...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Holding down costs of drug prescriptions

Holding down costs of drug prescriptions

Just like Medicare – which celebrated its 50th anniversary last week – prescription drugs have helped Americans live longer and healthier ...

August 6th, 2015 |  


A letter to the guy with the flag

A letter to the guy with the flag

On a road trip to North Carolina, I saw many Confederate flags. Hundreds maybe. They were attached to pick-up trucks and motorcycles, on beach towels ...

August 4th, 2015 |