Reflections: Some true and some untrue

Reflections: Some true and some untrue

Although I like to dwell on one subject each week there are times when I prefer to share some of the brief items, especially those found in the papers...

March 10th, 2019 |  


Reflections: The rest of the Gen. Beatty story

Reflections: The rest of the Gen. Beatty story

With no intention of plagiarizing the late Paul Harvey, I want to share information I came across on General John Beatty. I mentioned in a recent colu...

March 3rd, 2019 |  


Reflections: Mystery of bones discovered at Shaw Creek

Reflections: Mystery of bones discovered at Shaw Creek

Normally I like to write upbeat pieces about people and the community and leave the macabre type to others. But I found this story in the March 14, 19...

February 24th, 2019 |  



Reflections: Cahoon: Remembering the Midway Truck Stop

Reflections: Cahoon: Remembering the Midway Truck Stop

It was 1951 and Route 42 was a main highway route for traffic ranging from automobile to heavy trucks. So in June, 1951, The Midway Truck Stop opened ...

February 17th, 2019 |  


Reflections: Cahoon: A Cardington business entrepreneur

Reflections: Cahoon: A Cardington business entrepreneur

I have referenced W. C. Cahoon in previous columns. I realize there is a dwindling number of people who remember him but others have responded with th...

February 10th, 2019 |  


Reflections: Jim Thomas, wooden toy craftsman

Reflections: Jim Thomas, wooden toy craftsman

I wonder how many readers have a wooden toy crafted by Jim Thomas.Jim, dubbed “Santa Claus without the elves,” was known throughout the ar...

February 3rd, 2019 |  


Reflections: Snippets from the past

Reflections: Snippets from the past

Several readers of this column have voiced their appreciation at seeing names from the past, including relatives, friends, friends of their parents, e...

January 24th, 2019 |  


Reflections: Tombstone unearthed in back yard

Reflections: Tombstone unearthed in back yard

It was almost 30 years ago that Jay and Diane Haycook were Roto-tilling a small plot of earth behind their home, 534 S. Marion St., in Cardington, pre...

January 20th, 2019 |  


Reflections: Cardington native’s escape from Germany

Reflections: Cardington native’s escape from Germany

I want to share with you a story I read in the March 20, 1952. edition of the Union Register about Cardington native Otto Koeppe, his wife and daughte...

January 13th, 2019 |  


Reflections: Remembering Singer Livery Barn

Reflections: Remembering Singer Livery Barn

Although it was razed exactly 45 years ago, I wonder how many remember the Singer Livery Barn. It was located on North Marion Street at the southeast ...

January 6th, 2019 |