A Father’s Day fuel-pump fiasco in Alaska

It was August 2004, and my two friends and I were camping in a gas station parking lot in the town of...

Saturday Sub: Some taxing lessons as the plot thickens. Again.

Although the property tax issue has not been consciously put aside for the year, neither have I been actively pursuing it. But...

Angelkeep Journals: There goes the neighborhood

New neighbors built their small home within a stone’s throw of Angelkeep’s patio. The pair were somewhat transient, not seen in or...

A 1996 style assignment, led by Bluffton’s George Witwer, for Hoosier GOP...

INDIANAPOLIS — When Indiana Republican convention delegates gather on June 15, they’ll have an extraordinary assignment they’ve not had since 1996: Selecting...

Ruminating on fire districts and territories

There’s been some ruminating going on in the wake of last Thursday’s meeting regarding fire territories and fire districts. By me, for...

Local healthcare news not all that encouraging

Though I often wear many hats for News-Banner coverage, I would probably sum things up as “county coverage.” As such, I hear...

Angelkeep Journals: ‘Curiouser and curiouser’

Angelkeep Journals tips the Mad Hatter’s hat to Lewis Carroll, the author something of an inspiration for this column. A tip of...

Anatomy of a Nikki Haley voter

Nikki Haley received roughly 22% of the vote in the Indiana Primary earlier this month.  I was one of...

Celebrating a special group of professionals this May

“What’s your favorite word, Señor?” One of my students asked me that question last fall as we were wrapping...

‘Earn this … earn it.’

A year ago, after writing a story about a local family’s loss, my intent had been to make that an annual project:...