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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.

If you see something, say something. I’m not kidding.

You know the childhood admonition, “Nobody likes a tattle-tale”?

Saturday Sub: Bits? Bytes? Crumbs? Mebibits? Of course I’m confused

OK, I screwed up. I got my bits and bytes turned around. I was alerted to this my our middle son — our resident geek, as I refer to him from time to time (he’s in the I.T. business). He wondered if I had had my...

Just Jerry - Beards and mustaches for sale — cheap!

Apparently this is a thing now: facial hair transplants.

Angelkeep Journals: Buzzards return to Wells County

Every year since 1957, Ohio’s Hickley County Reservation is inundated with buzzard watchers. People make it a vacation to stand in the cold, rain, sleet, mud, or occasionally sunshine on March 15 to witness the return...

Summer projects key to city’s ongoing well-being

Friday marks the first day of spring, and the weather these past few days has helped to remind us that warmer temperatures are hopefully here to stay.

Doing something about the weather? Moving is an option

The high temperature today in Bluffton is supposed to be 72 degrees. That’s cool — not in the sense of hot and cold, but in the sense of societal analysis.

SATURDAY SUB: Finding that something to be a part of the solution

The mayor’s annual “State of the City” address attracts one of the largest crowds to the chamber’s quarterly luncheons. For good reasons, not the least of which because Ted Ellis usually makes them...

Just Jerry—Today is your lucky day! (Really)

Happy Friday the 13th!

Angelkeep Journals—By the probability numbers

The law of averages suggests this is the week for Angelkeep crocus.

Another successful event

The Wells County Prom Dress Exchange has completed its sixth year and we are grateful for the community support.

Saturday Sub — Will Indiana ever be on the ‘right’ time?

It’s that time again.

Just Jerry — Stoning Congress not a bad idea at all

In what is perhaps the best news to come out of Washington D.C. since Ronald Reagan was elected, the nation’s capital has enacted a law which makes personal use of marijuana legal.

More research needed

The Lewin Group released a new report in February entitled “Changing The Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease” in which they project the next 35 years of the cost of Alzheimer’s in both numbers affected and cost of...

Spend, spend, spend

I see that the state funding per student will be reduced for many schools including Bluffton-Harrison.

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