This time was supposed to be different

This time was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulati...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Threshing was social event years ago

Threshing was social event years ago

Don White made the first hole-in-one in July, 1955 on the one year old Mount Gilead Golf course and I didn’t give him proper credit, printing th...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Who will be America’s next President?

Most Americans cannot tell you how many Republicans are running for President. If they are like me at this point, they don’t care. I suppose if ...

August 3rd, 2015 |  



Chow Line: Decisions at the fair: Indulge, or be healthy?

Chow Line: Decisions at the fair: Indulge, or be healthy?

Q: We’re planning to go to the state fair. I haven’t gone in a long time and I keep thinking about all of the horribly unhealthy foods tha...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


In scorn of the consequences

“If there was one last crust of bread in this town, it would be mine.” That’s a quote from a rather pretentious member of the clergy...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


But why, PaPaw?

But why, PaPaw?

Years ago, when I was in Brazil for the second or third time I picked up a beautiful little framed wall hanging of the most exquisite blue butterflies...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


Reader upset about number of Confederate flags at Knox County Fair

Reader upset about number of Confederate flags at Knox County Fair

Dear Editor,I am writing to express my disappointment in the Knox County Fair Board for the apparent lack of sensitivity they demonstrated in allowing...

August 2nd, 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 ...

August 1st, 2015 |  


Thomas Lucente: Let PBS stations go dark

Thomas Lucente: Let PBS stations go dark

Some 90 years ago, in wholly un-American fashion, the U.S. government nationalized an important resource: The radio spectrum.“If this resource h...

August 1st, 2015 |  


Legal-Ease: Three tips for underground utility agreements

Legal-Ease: Three tips for underground utility agreements

Anyone who owns a house or any real estate can expect to eventually be approached by some government or utility company asking for permission to insta...

August 1st, 2015 |