Reflections: Aprils of the past

Reflections: Aprils of the past

Reading through some of the old newspapers I have in my possession I want to share some of the more interesting stories. For instance, in the April 18...

April 9th, 2021 |  


Preacher’s Point: Easter is over; now what?

Preacher’s Point: Easter is over; now what?

After every significant event, there comes the moment when someone has that “Whew! It’s over!” moment.With Christmas, it comes late ...

April 9th, 2021 |  


Reflections: Snippets from past newspapers

Reflections: Snippets from past newspapers

From time to time I like to share pieces of news items from past newspapers. What was considered news in early years seems to me to be what our elders...

April 2nd, 2021 |  



Without public notices in newspapers, public will be last to know

Without public notices in newspapers, public will be last to know

Did you ever wonder why government entities have to put a legal notice into the newspaper?For one, it is a method of properly notifying interested par...

April 2nd, 2021 |  


Preacher’s Point: Mass shootings and church’s influence

Preacher’s Point: Mass shootings and church’s influence

Since the recent Colorado shooting, arguments about what to do to stop the carnage have reached a fever pitch.There are many opinions out there. The g...

April 2nd, 2021 |  


Changes coming for perch fishermen

Changes coming for perch fishermen

Big changes are coming to some perch fishermen on Lake Erie. A declining population of Lake Erie yellow perch in the central basin has prompted a redu...

March 29th, 2021 |  


Reflections: Short news items from years past

Reflections: Short news items from years past

A story from the November, 1950 Independent, describes the pet owl owned by Mrs. E. H. Kanable, a resident of the Center Community.The owl was origina...

March 26th, 2021 |  


Preacher’s Point: The bloodshed of Jesus Christ

Preacher’s Point: The bloodshed of Jesus Christ

King Solomon built the first Jewish Temple. When completed, a dedication ceremony took place. At the ceremony, the Hebrews made sacrifices. The Bible ...

March 26th, 2021 |  


Reflections: Women’s movement in 1874

Reflections: Women’s movement in 1874

We are observing Women’s History Month, 2021. But in 1874, the women’s movement had a totally different purpose.According to a story in th...

March 19th, 2021 |  


Preacher’s Point: God not in the repair business

Preacher’s Point: God not in the repair business

As a child, once a year, we would visit my aunt. In a prominent place in her living room was a vase. The vase had roses painted on it. It also had two...

March 19th, 2021 |