Congratulations on a job well done, Chief Schaffer

It was the spring of 2005, and I had just gone through some classroom training with several Bluffton police officers. The topic: Tasers.

Protecting children all year round

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month, but we all can support families and protect children all year round!

It’s Holy Week, and here’s a slice of unmitigated anguish

“Isn’t it interesting,” Larry Sprinkle asked Sunday morning, “that something used in executions has become the best-known symbol of Christianity?”

Saturday Sub—The saga of South Main Street continues ...

The drama on South Main Street keeps on going. Or, to quote an old cliche, the plot thickens.

Just Jerry—It’s a bright new spring (finally!)

This week the last icicle dropped from my roof, melted by the bright glowing ball of orange light which finally broke free of the gray winter skies.

Angelkeep Journals—Arbor vitae: Read the fine print

Tree of Life” the screen posted as a close translation from Latin for “arbor vitae.”

Farewell and Godspeed, Private Peeper

Today’s column is more difficult than most to write, as it’s a goodbye of sorts to someone who has grown up a lot faster than I realized.

Saturday Sub: One determined — and endearing — lady

There are many things I will remember about June Grove. All of them endearing.

Just Jerry—Losing sight of the big picture

As a frequent flyer I know a thing or two about the hazards of commercial air travel.

A new road for Wells County

We are proud that Tamara Dunmoyer has been our doctor for several years and has taken our medical needs very seriously.

Angelkeep Journals—Looking and listening for a blue bird

An April trivia quiz (not a late April Fool’s joke) for readers. What do Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Eddie Fisher, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Al Jolson have in common?

Register to vote May 6

One of the cornerstones of our democracy is the right to vote in free and fair elections.

A trip down memory lane during college revisit

After an eventful week in which a few ideas to write about came to mind, I thought it would be best to tackle both of them as I start to empty my reporter’s notebook.

The All-Star Orchestra, evidence of excellence

OK, so I’m late to the game.

Just Jerry—Bright idea: Dim bulb

I am all about saving energy; thinking globally and acting locally, saving the whales, keeping the Earth safe from rampant over-consumerism and all that jazz.

Angelkeep Journals—Sowing faith, hope and jalapeños

The end of March is truly a time when a gardener begins anticipating harvest.

March Madness: The most wonderful time of spring

We call it March Madness for a reason.

Pick an emotion. Any emotion. It’s appropriate.

She is my brother-in-law’s sister-in-law. Her name is Sharon Mitchell.

Saturday Sub—Getting the word out: Crooks want your money

Last week, one of our subscribers brought in a check they had received in the mail for $11,000.

Just Jerry—Welcome to spring;  Button up your coat

When I was a boy, March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb.

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