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Saturday Sub: The stats come out for Labor Day

Stumbled across a statistic that grabbed my attention this past week. It seems that the average person born in the latter years of the baby boom (1957 to 1964) held 11.3 jobs from age 18 to age 46. While I am not in...

Too much debt for taxpayers

Here we go again. A school building project that is being taken to the limit. Adding another $12 million, plus interest, to over the $14 million we still own on the past projects. Totally meaning we could be well over...

Just Jerry — Not as young as I look nor old as I feel

When I was younger I wanted desperately to look older than I was. I had a full time job digging ditches at 13. By the time I was 18 I was managing a restaurant and a team of 35 people, all of which were significantly...

Angelkeep Journals—Garter snake the garden snake guard

Garter snakes are one of the Angelkeep critters that are difficult to describe.

Angelkeep Journals—Garter snake the garden snake guard

Garter snakes are one of the Angelkeep critters that are difficult to describe.

Angelkeep Journals—Garter snake the garden snake guard

Garter snakes are one of the Angelkeep critters that are difficult to describe.

Another ducky success

On behalf of the staff and board members of Family Centered Services, I would like to express our appreciation to everyone that helped make Family Centered Services’ 9th Annual Duck Race on the Wabash such a huge...

My signature would go on yellow paper

As I turned on to Elm Drive to visit my parents this weekend, it was encouraging to see three almost side-by-side signs in front yards encouraging Harrison Township residents to sign yellow to support the proposed...

BHMSD debt is responsibly structured

As the President of the Board of School Trustees for Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District (BHMSD), I have been asked on multiple occasions about the proposed elementary renovation and addition project as well...

Dear summer: Were you here? We missed you

It’s the end of summer, and a reporter has a good deal to reflect on.

Saturday Sub — Assessor/business tax issues need more time

County assessor Rick Smith’s continued dilemma involving business personal property tax returns is evidence that the issue needs more time. For several reasons.

Just Jerry — Why stand when you can sit ‘chairless’

It’s not everyday I encounter a new product which I can mock and covet at the same time.

Money only they can use? Let’s not let them use it.

Let me set the scene for you: Imagine collecting fees for services you provide.

Angelkeep Journals—Angelkeep proves to be a safe haven

Obstructions infiltrated the walking path across and to the end of the drive needed to be traversed to pick up the morning paper.

Ice Bucket Challenge? Why not?

If you are on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, it’s almost a certainty that you have seen a plethora of these videos in August.

Instant information, instant gratification. It’s on the ‘Net

I want to know, and I want to know now.

We certainly don’t want to oppress anyone

Wells County Council approved a 1.5 percent increase across the board for county employees this week and added $1,000 to the salaries of several county elected officials.

Keep momentum going at BHMSD

Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District (BHMSD) has incredible momentum because of great students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff that work together to make us “Schools of Excellence”...

Angelkeep Journals—What to do with duckweed

Apparently, when there is a body of water the size of Angelpond there is an eventual appearance of duckweed.

Robin Williams’ suicide gives all of us a reason to worry

The death of Robin Williams is a tragedy of the first magnitude, and the aftermath is tying my stomach up in knots.

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