Editorials

Survey results show we care about good grammar

February and definitely — two high-frequency words we use in the English language, especially in Indiana.

Margaret knows, and Harry knows she knows

Margaret was reading something in the newspaper.

Just Jerry - Saturday ‘Super Moon’ will likely disappoint you

Hey! Have you heard the news?

Bathsheba, a pretty yellow woolly worm

What’s not to like about a fuzzy wuzzy worm?

Don’t rule out a trip to Arizona in the summer

“Who goes to Arizona in the middle of summer?” the guy I was chatting with at the county fair last month asked me. “Isn’t it over 100 degrees every day?”

Our election cycle is more like a treadmill

I read the other day where Canada will have a national election this year. The campaign will be the longest in the nation’s history: 11 weeks.

Saturday Sub—Elected officials need to be accessible

You may not have seen it but one paragraph in our story Tuesday about Monday’s meeting of the county commissioners reported that the board approved a policy that allowed for certain people to have their addresses...

Just Jerry—A science experiment that really stinks

After years of conscientious study and who knows how much money spent on higher education, microbiologist Christina Agapakis just displayed her finest work yet at the science gallery at Trinity College Dublin.

Angelkeep Journals—Arachnophobia, meet arachni-perplex

Angelkeep’s version of arachnophobia (fear of spiders, for those who missed the movie) is actually spiderwebphobia.

A trip to Ecuador with 24 Hoosier ambassadors

It didn’t take our lungs long to realize they weren’t in the Midwest as we exited the airplane’s pressurized cabin in late June and began walking toward customs.

Gender-specific? I’ll buy what I want, thank you very much

I don’t like people telling me what to do.

Saturday Sub—And how will his children talk to gamm-pa?

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Just Jerry - Metric is not the measure of a nation

There’s been some recent talk about the fact the United States of America is one of only three nations in the world which does not use the metric system.

Why are we ‘chip-and-sealing’ state and federal highways?

Why are we ‘chip-and-sealing’ state and federal highways?

We get news releases and news alerts often from the Indiana Department of Transportation. While I am rarely aware of when they come in, I often overhear...

Last week’s puzzle leads to a robin nest mystery

Robin nests became an annual affair in the linden tree whose trunk was just five feet from the front porch deck.

Having too much money teaches some hard lessons

An online article caught my attention recently. It told a story about a 22-year old college student named Kim who called into an Atlanta talk radio show, “The Bert Show,” to talk about her financial woes.

Just Jerry—Common sense ain’t common enough

This week Kraft recalled 36,000 cases of individually wrapped cheese slices because when you open them a piece of the wrapper might not instantly come loose, creating what the company calls a “choking hazard.”

Angelkeep Journals—Angelkeep nests can be a puzzle

Nests of mammals and fowl are certainly not uncommon at Angelkeep.

Indiana State Fair opens with politicians and pork

The word “pork” has an unappetizing connotation among those wary of unsavory political favors. But in Indiana this time of year, pork is the main ingredient of a can’t-miss event for political candidates and...

The sense of smell as a   trigger can’t be overrated

I was at a garage sale a few days ago and it brought to remembrance my Uncle Dan. Uncle Dan is longtime gone, I’m sure; he was my father’s sister’s second husband, and my guess is that they just kind of drifted...

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