Carol O’Brien: Reflecting on new additions

Carol O’Brien: Reflecting on new additions

There’s nothing quite like a new baby. I’m overjoyed to welcome Charlotte Nicole O’Brien, granddaughter number four, to the family! ...

July 1st, 2016 |  


David Hejmanowski: The lasting legacy of Henry Alford

David Hejmanowski: The lasting legacy of Henry Alford

“I ain’t shot no man.”“I’m not guilty, but I plead guilty.”— Henry C. AlfordDec. 10, 1963Earlier this week a...

July 1st, 2016 |  


On religion: The appointed festivals of the Lord

On religion: The appointed festivals of the Lord

In the Book of Leviticus, Chapter 23:1-2, it states: “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Speak to the Israelites and say to them: These are my appoi...

July 1st, 2016 |  


Brad Ross: Protect your farmland against erosion

Brad Ross: Protect your farmland against erosion

For those of you who have read my column in the past, you may recall last winter that I wrote about all the fall tillage after a very nice harvest. T...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Stephanie Steinbeck: How old is too old to drive?

Stephanie Steinbeck: How old is too old to drive?

Have you ever suspected that someone was too old to drive? Perhaps it was the white-haired woman driving the speed limit in front of you, when you wer...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Liberty Township fire department reports available to read

Liberty Township fire department reports available to read

Have you been following our stories about suspended Liberty Township Fire Chief Tim Jensen?At the center of the stories have been formal reports about...

June 29th, 2016 updated: June 29th, 2016. |  


Gloria serves up ‘Horseshoe Special Stacks’

Gloria serves up ‘Horseshoe Special Stacks’

Cooking, cleaning, planning, organizing … this basically sums up the contents of our week.This week we plan to host the 20th annual “Amish...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Tom Burns: Feel the scorpion’s sting

Tom Burns: Feel the scorpion’s sting

Of all the constellations in the sky, Scorpius, the Scorpion, comes closest to looking like the figure it is supposed to represent. The effect is not ...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Nicole Fowles: Ostrander to celebrate branch’s 25 years

Nicole Fowles: Ostrander to celebrate branch’s 25 years

It might be hard to believe, but it was 25 years ago — on July 3, 1991 — that the Ostrander branch library opened to the public as the fir...

June 25th, 2016 |  


David Hejmanowski: A child’s voice in court

David Hejmanowski: A child’s voice in court

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they ...

June 24th, 2016 |