Funny things kids say: Sometimes kids leave us breathless

Debi was in the car with her granddaughter, Paisley, 8, when Paisley blurted out, “Man, I really hate that b***ch!” Debi, after sucking all...

Yoders hit the road

Gloria, what would be your thought about packing up and going to Ohio for a couple days?” It was my husband Daniel with one...

C.B. Stepp Reunion held

The C.B. Stepp Reunion was held at the Montpelier Civic Center on Sunday, Aug. 5. Cibert (C.B.) and Carry (Karns) Stepp were married in 1902w....

Back to school

Make your “back-to-school” routines go a lot more smoothly this year. Here’s how: 1. Make sleep a good thing in your household. Everyone gets to...

Woodpecker likely cause of big holes

Q. I saw these holes in my tree and am wondering what they are from. This tree is the only one I have seen...

Celebrates their 70th wedding anniversary

Alvin and Bernice Fiechter of Bluffton recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Alvin and the former Bernice Frauhiger were married Aug. 1, 1948, at the...

Funny things kids say: Over the years, one step at a time

Having been writing this column for 30 years now — I know because I started a few months before the birth of our youngest...

Finding comfort in cupcakes

I stood beside the coffin, tears streaming down my face. Not because I was upset or worried about Grandma, but because I loved her...

Summer Refresher

Where has the summer gone? I hear talk of school starting soon. It just cannot be true; or can it!? According to my calendar,...

Picking perennials for shady gardens

Plants differ in their adaptability to different growing conditions. Sunshine is one of the most significant factors. We often think of light as being...