Just Jerry: Walking in a winter wonderland (not!)

Have you seen the weather reports for next week? Apparently we’re expecting six feet of snow on Christmas Eve with another seven feet expected on Christmas Day. Joy of joys, it will certainly be a White Christmas this...

Angelkeep Journals — Regifting the Wise Men’s treasures

The Three Wise Men were my favorite pieces of the plaster of Paris nativity set placed on top of the rabbit-eared Philco TV in childhood years.

What I learned about myself, and journalism, at the N-B

I am writing this column in an effort to appropriately thank The News-Banner, express my gratitude for the opportunity I was given this semester, and to share the lessons I learned inside and outside of the journalism...

What do you think was the top Wells 2014 news story?

It seems as if each year goes a little faster than the previous.

It’s about taking responsibility

Concerning the Adams Street and 200 South intersection:

Christmases past, and what we remember

There were five of us sitting around the dinner table Sunday afternoon — me, my wife, my daughter, my sister, and my brother-in-law.

Saturday Sub: Other stuff that makes December special

Sure. We all know Christmas is less than two weeks away, but there are plenty of other things to celebrate in the meantime. Not that we want to take anything away from December 25. Heavens (literally?), no. But these...

Just Jerry — Our annual Christmas fiasco: Decorating the tree

It’s that time of year again.

Plenty of room for e-learning in 180-day school calendar

In about four weeks — around the same time Hoosier students return to school after winter break — state legislators will be back in Indianapolis to begin the next legislative session.

Reporting 101: Make sure the meeting has ended

I had an old lesson reinforced last week. I have to pay attention at the end of meetings. I need to hang around for the official adjournment.

Saturday Sub — Wind energy economics from an economist

It is difficult to put a finger on exactly where the wind farm issues are in Wells County.

The least wonderful time of the year

‘Tis the season to be disinfected, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.

AngelKeep Journals - Suggestions of something off-white

The surest way to enjoy a December’s “White Christmas” in this area would be to attend one of the performances in Bluffton by the Wells Community Theater in the lower level of the Arts Commerce and Visitors Centre...

Songs of the season, best savored during the season

For what it’s worth, I hereby declare the Christmas music season open.

Saturday Sub: Taking a mulligan on my Thanksgiving

As family situations evolve, we found ourselves — for the first time in 40-some years of marriage and come to think of it, the preceding 20 years of youth — with no plans or places to be for a traditional...

Santa’s mailbox returns

Santa’s mailbox is waiting for your letters in my yard at 122 W. Wiley Ave. Put your letters in Santa’s mailbox, make sure you put your complete name and address in your letter so Santa can write back to you. He...

Just Jerry — Happy Leftover Turkey Day

While many of you were fast asleep in your beds last night, no doubt in something akin to a turkey-induced coma, I was very, very busy.

Congratulations to the Parks Department — and to all of us

Score another one for the quality of life in Bluffton and Wells County.

Saturday Sub — The Rivergreenway, the Chamber, and next: the YMCA

Had a visitor a couple weeks ago who accompanied me to a meeting at the Arts, Commerce and Visitors Centre. He was impressed.

Chili event another success

I would like say a big “Thank You” to everyone who contributed to the success of our 4th annual Dan Weldy Boys & Girls Club Chili Cook-Off.

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