Every student needs a library card

Every student needs a library card

If you have school-age children, you are no doubt getting them ready to start school. While you buying all of those needed supplies, don’t forge...

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 1st, 2015. |  


Be on the lookout for damaging stink bugs

Be on the lookout for damaging stink bugs

This has certainly been a different summer. Just a few weeks ago, we were all hoping the rains would stop and the sun would shine more than 1½ da...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Cleaning up state constitutions

Cleaning up state constitutions

“It’s difficult for me to get excited about rewriting the [Michigan] Constitution solely for the sake of appearances.”— Devin ...

July 31st, 2015 |  



That coyote may be in your backyard

That coyote may be in your backyard

Traveling along routes 23, 315 and I-71, as well as a recent drive across the Midwest on I-70, I occasionally see a coyote dead along the roadside. I...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Imagine what we could do together

Imagine what we could do together

My brother, 45, recently graduated from Liberty University, after putting in a lot of time and effort to finish his bachelor’s degree.Liberty Un...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Life’s still a dance for Rudy

Life’s still a dance for Rudy

A few weeks ago, while enjoying a spectacular display of Fourth of July fireworks, a topic for this column was revealed. I had earlier written about p...

July 30th, 2015 |  


Let’s talk about this marriage business

Let’s talk about this marriage business

Marriage, while a dirty word to some, has certainly been a hot topic of late, and I’m going to offer my two cents.Merriam-Webster defines it as ...

July 30th, 2015 |  


Marking 50 years of Medicare

Marking 50 years of Medicare

Fifty years ago this week, aging in America was forever changed for the better.At the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon B. Jo...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Finding purpose in old harp

Finding purpose in old harp

An acquaintance of mine recently commented that stargazing is “just looking at a bunch of lights in the sky.”I understand his concerns. Th...

July 27th, 2015 |  


An Amish wedding, Part 2

An Amish wedding, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part installment about attending an Amish wedding in Ohio. Dorcas Raber is Gloria’s mom.Th...

July 26th, 2015 |