We were up shortly after dawn, anticipating what would be the most adrenaline-filled morning of our eight-day trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti — a day of climbing through waterfalls and sliding down chutes...
Ah, yes. The opening to the old (very old) “Ben Casey” TV show featured the symbols for man, woman, birth, death, and infinity.
Mark Twain once said something to effect of, “Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it.”
February is nearly over and the contemplation over using the owl as a Valentine mascot yet lingers at Angelkeep.
I logged on to Facebook earlier this month and saw a request to like a page that had Bluffton in the title.
What is it about the office of state superintendent of public instruction in Indiana, anyway?
The guess here is that every community of any size in every state has had some sort of revitalization effort at least once in the past 50 years.
Let me begin by thanking the award winning Bluffton Parks Department for another fabulous Daddy/Daughter Dance.
Cabin fever, the pioneer holdover afflicting nature lovers and outdoor dwellers, peaks in the month of February.
I’m not the type of person who likes to sit still for too long. I’d much rather be on the go and busy than sitting down and bored.
It is a journalistic axiom — There are two sides to every story.
One of my favorite quotations that I keep on my bulletin board is by Thomas Jefferson: “Democracy is in no greater danger than when Congress is in session.”
I enjoy a good list every now and then.
“I decided . . . that I could either spend my remaining years feeling sorry for myself or appreciating God’s handiwork. Appreciation is always the better choice.”
It appears that Wells County will not see much voter action at the polls this year as there is only one contested race at the moment for a Bluffton Common Council seat in the Nov. 3 general election.
The News-Banner is an information medium. (I know, the old joke is that any newspaper or broadcast entity is called a medium because it is rarely well done.)
The perils of modern life.
On Thursday, Jan. 22, the Wells County third and fourth graders attended the Shrine Circus at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. 946 children, teachers and parent helpers boarded 20 school buses to make the trip.
Some might say the New England Patriots disproved the old adage “Cheaters Never Prosper” when they became the champions of Super Bowl XLIX.
Angelkeep is typically portrayed as an idyllic garden filled with inviting habitat that is a nature cornucopia of wildlife delight.