Saturday Sub: A return to Bluffton to do some more cutting-up

It was a homecoming for John Stead and Donna Blair. A very nice one, they will both tell you. “Thank you very much,” I overheard them both say several times Tuesday before and after the dedication ceremony at the...

Just Jerry—The tower of my discontent

This week I achieved the seemingly impossible.

Angelkeep Journals—Honk, honk, honk

“Honk, honk, honk,” is Canadian goose for “I love you.” Perhaps.

Remembering Jack Cross ...

Remembering Jack Cross ...

Several weeks ago, I got a call from Mark Miller asking me to come out of retirement and do a story for the News-Banner’s upcoming “Who We Are” special...

Coach Cross was a class act

My wife Madonna and I graduated in 1969 during what I consider Coach Cross’s peak years of his coaching career.

Just Jerry - All the news fit to print in my column

With only 578 days until the next presidential election now is a good time to start talking politics. Just kidding!

Angelkeep Journals - A is for April and Attitude

March is a fickle month. Part winter, part spring.

Thank a vet for protecting our freedom to debate

It’s time to clean out the reporter’s notepad following a week of vacation and perhaps one of the more memorable weeks in Indiana history.

Pence train wrecks

Train Wreck No. 1: Pence creates Center For Education And Career Innovation to block Democrat Glenda Ritz from doing her job as elected Superintendant of Indiana Public Schools. After 18 months of infighting he...

Acting on the public’s behalf, we tell Owen Collins’ story

It was the morning of Sunday, Jan. 25, and I brought up a prayer request at the end of our Sunday School class.

Saturday Sub — Reflections on restoration and clarification

I had prepared a rant on another topic for this week’s installment, but in light of the storm in Indy all week long, it seems inappropriate to discuss anything else. That rant will wait.

Just Jerry — Spring cleaning means sprung backs

Despite feeling frozen to the very core of my being for the past six months, I have certainly enjoyed spending a few months not actually working on my house.

Angelkeep Journals — A unique envisioning of The Tomb

Today the view is different. It is possible to look past the point where once a natural blockade eliminated any observation.

A considerable kindness

Wednesday noon at a Bluffton restaurant, a patron showed generosity as our meal had been paid for.

Enjoying the last few days of March Madness

The last day of March is always bittersweet for me.

There are unsafe things out there. Keep your eyes open.

I had a fairly pleasant conversation a few days ago with Steve Skiles. He had some concerns about a story we’d written.

Saturday Sub: To be honest, you should choose your words carefully

I am very careful with the words I use. (Except, obviously, for bits and bytes.) No doubt, this is due to the profession I found myself in and subsequent discoveries that I need to be careful.  Words can carry powerful...

Just Jerry: Snow-Oh! What happened to spring?

Unless I am mistaken we are a week into spring. It is difficult to determine if this is actually spring or not because the freshly fallen snow is covering the new sprouts of grass. While we only received a few scant...

Angelkeep Journals—The lull of garden green beans

When some things come to an end it is not life threatening nor earth-shattering.

24 hours in the Windy City

A few observations after a 24-hour visit to what I consider the best big Midwest City: Chicago.

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