Crohens celebrate 50 years

Crohens celebrate 50 years

William and Janis (nee Grimm) Crohen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were married June 17, 1972 at the First United Methodis...

June 21st, 2022 |  


Marriage is worth the work

Marriage is worth the work

We’ve been married for almost 12 years; still, my heart leaps when I see my beloved.Yes, our lives have had more twists and turns than I could e...

February 10th, 2022 |  


Healthy recipes that still taste good

Healthy recipes that still taste good

Who likes healthy or gluten-free dishes? For years I was a bit skeptical as I bit into a new dish bearing the title “healthy.” While I was...

January 26th, 2022 |  



Comfort in memories, meatball casserole

Comfort in memories, meatball casserole

Tonight I held a baggie with Austin’s first tooth, which just came out. I felt a wave of joy, but then a tug of sadness.How can it be? Is my lit...

January 19th, 2022 |  


Venison can be acquired taste

Venison can be acquired taste

If I were to ask you for a show of hands of who likes venison, I’m curious what response we’d be looking at.When Michael, from Clarks Summ...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Blessed to be building another cabin

Blessed to be building another cabin

I have a crush on cabins, and it’s been there for as long as I can remember. We’ll be traveling down the road, and I’ll turn my head...

December 29th, 2021 |  


Apples can be enjoyed in variety of ways

Apples can be enjoyed in variety of ways

These damp chilly days leave us extra thankful for occasional sunshine. I had promised the children I’d help them rake leaves in the woods, maki...

December 13th, 2021 |  


Embracing the sun after the storm

Embracing the sun after the storm

Gloria’s mother, Dorcas Raber, has been taking over her weekly column while she works hard maintaining her family and prepping for the holiday s...

December 8th, 2021 |  


Transitioning into changes

Transitioning into changes

A sense of relief trickles through me as I watch the children romping in the leaves for the first time. Summer is a highlight at our house. We love ou...

October 27th, 2021 |  


Grays celebrating 70 years

Grays celebrating 70 years

Jim and Bonita (Mitchell) Gray, of Ostrander, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31. A private, family celebration is planned.The c...

August 24th, 2021 |