Between love, hate and apathy … who cares?

This election season I’ve seen all manner of people say all manner of things. Most is unprintable. Considering we have two of the most disliked...

Beachfront property now closer than ever

When scientists first started warning us that climate change was upon us and sea levels were sure to rise, I took this as good...

Lions and tigers! Oh, my!

We, who live in Bluffton, know that the Bluffton schools’ mascot is the tiger. How many of you know that we also have lions...

Carrion is a protein staple

If the title to today’s Angelkeep Journals was a jerky surprise to you, so it evolved at Anglkeep as an unexpected nature observation. But...

Indiana’s dilemma not settled; but it needs to be

Before the Indiana Legislature’s current session began, I sat down with our local state senator — Travis Holdman — to discuss his initiative to...

Looking a little beyond Wells’ 2016 Top 10 stories

So who determines the top story of the year at The News-Banner? A friend asked that question last week as we were talking about Wells...

Beware! Land-sharks are everywhere!

Someone asked me once if I worry about sharks when I swim in the ocean. The answer is, no. But I do worry about the...

Another enjoyable half-marathon in the books

A celebration of sorts has turned into an annual tradition for me when the first Saturday in May rolls around. Most Hoosiers are thrilled when...

The huge — yuge! — buffet of news and views

It’s been a development with multiple personalities. Originally I wanted to chuckle, perhaps chortle but it has developed into frowns and concern. The proliferation of...

Be leery of computer ‘help’ over the phone

It’s time for this reporter to empty his notepad before beginning to fill another this summer. — I used this space last week to write about...