The right person for the   right job, and it wasn’t me

There’s a fine line between helping and taking over. If that line could be established, much anguish could be prevented.

Floods and CEDIT — what to do?

It is always interesting when the use of County Economic Development Income Tax funds is discussed. This past week was no exception. The county can participate in a Federal Emergency Management Agency program to buy out...

Time marches on.  But my feet are tired

When did John Cusack lose his hair? It seems like only yesterday he was jumping off a bridge in “Better Off Dead” (only to end up in a passing garbage truck) and holding up a boombox to impress a girl in “Say...

Power of the press is reporting the news consumers need

The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary...

Learning how to do about anything on YouTube

“I need to learn how to tie a bow tie,” I heard the man say to the boy who I presumed was his teenage son. “YouTube,” the teen responded as he and his dad walked down the midway at the Street Fair a couple of...

BMS lessons would have been good for these people

“There is a lesson there,” I thought to myself as I walked out of a convenience store Sunday afternoon. Had left Bluffton shortly after lunch, driving down to Kokomo to pick up one brother. We had talked all summer...

Just Jerry—Don’t wake me until Monday morning is here

For the first time in nearly a year I have nothing to do this weekend.

Angelkeep Journals—Raining arachnids (decently)

Many a pleasant day is spent on the patio between the first and last day at Angelkeep when the temperature is at least sixty degrees. Some hours are spent, as in this particular moment, tapping away at laptop keyboard...

Another set of memories to add to the Street Fair yearbook

Another year and another Street Fair has come and gone. My notebook has a few pages of Street Fair 2015 observations to share in today’s space.

Moving toward trouble, and knowing I wasn’t alone

There was trouble brewing last Thursday night. They say there is safety in numbers, and I was never so glad to see that I wasn’t alone as I moved toward that trouble.

Saturday Sub—Finding the positives in being negative. (Another Yogi-ism?)

It’s nice to be known for something.

Just Jerry—Hey! What’s that sound? Street Fair!

You may not have noticed, but the Bluffton Street Fair is happening this week.

Angelkeep Journals—Post-Street Fair diet, autumn, and suet

I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.

Street Fair conjures up plenty of memories each fall

The calendar says the first official day of fall isn’t until Wednesday, but for me autumn’s arrival isn’t tied to the equinox.

This is where baseball meets religion and relationships

I apologize in advance — to my friends and family, to my co-workers, and possibly to you, the readers of the News-Banner.

Saturday Sub—There are more than just four mysteries here

There are four of them.

Just Jerry—Priorities, people. Priorities

I’ve always thought it prudent to travel light.

Angelkeep Journals—The by-gone Street Fair freak shows

Growing up in near Bluffton in the 1950s and continuing for a while into the 1960s gave the opportunity to see oddities displayed in tents along the midway of the Free Bluffton Street Fair.

Her heart’s in the right place, but she didn’t think it through

When I think of the case of Kim Davis, the clerk of Kentucky’s Rowan County, I’m reminded of the genius of the Kernan-Shepard report.

Saturday Sub—How fast can you download and read this giga-column?

Technology is a moving target.

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