Editorials

Just Jerry - Charlie Brown is still not funny

Long, long ago, in a state far, far away, I wrote a column decrying the state of newspaper comic strips.

Angelkeep Journals—Lobelia erinus by any other name is Lobelia

So far so good.

E-learning will soon make its Wells debut

“So what do you think of this e-learning thing?” the fairgoer asked me as I was waiting to take pictures earlier this month at the Wells County 4-H Fair.

Jeff Gordon’s retiring. What is a fan supposed to do now?

It’s been a year since I last wrote about Jeff Gordon.

Public participation? More like a free-for-all

There was a resolution considered, ever so briefly, by the Wells County Commissioners this month. It’s worth considering what it might have brought to fruition.

Just Jerry - Making the tough decisions ain’t easy

At last count, close to 47 Republicans and 36 Democrats had announced their candidacy for President of the United States.

Angelkeep Journals—Assassinated by the power company

The largest and tallest Austree of Angelkeep was killed. Intentionally cut down in its youth by the tree elimination team hired by the electric power company.

An interesting few days at this summer’s county fair

One more sign that fall is a little closer was the end of last week’s 4-H Fair.

An unserious man, crashing a most serious process

What are we to make of this? Donald Trump, who is to business competency what George Lucas is to intergalactic travel, wants to be president of the United States.

Worst. Summer. Ever. (No hyperbole)

I’m a big fan of hyperbole, which is why I proclaim this to be the “worst summer ever.” Granted, I spent a few weeks in Daytona Beach, during which time I worked like a dog; and granted we did get about 12 hours...

Turning back the clock to the 1975 4-H Fair

It was 40 years ago this month — July 1975 — and Wells County was celebrating the 25th 4-H Fair. I hadn’t been born yet; in fact, my parents would have just turned 15.

Saturday Sub—The good news:  It wasn’t snow

It depends on your perspective of course, but June’s record rainfall of 14.25 inches could have been worse.

Do spiders hold grudges? Let’s hope not.

I think I’m being stalked by a vengeful spider.

Frog gigging is for the birds

There are several types of birds that visit Angelkeep with their primary purpose being fishing in the pond.

Varying my sports menu?  Not a chance, really

My youngest son, who has a different set of life experiences and interests than his old man does, informed me a few nights ago that there would be a different agenda when it came to the evening’s television viewing...

Angelkeep Journals—Star spangled Angelkeep reflections

“The rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,” or should that be rewritten to mention the bottle rockets, Roman candles, and sparklers?

Spread the word about Steve Kelly cancer foundation

Despite distributing more than $120,000 to at least 160 Wells County cancer patients since 2011, the Steve Kelly Cancer Relief Foundation may still be one of Wells County’s best kept secrets.

The Confederate flag’s demise. It is about time.

In April of 1983, my wife and I gathered up our 5-year-old daughter and our 3-month-old son and took off on a road trip.

Just Jerry—His oxygen levels are good, but I feel terrible

As you read this I am already on my way home from my trip to Florida.

Angelkeep Journals—To bee and not to bee known

Angelkeep has been stumped.

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