Decisions, decisions. Dealing with a summer virus

You may have been surprised to hear last week that Swiss Days has been canceled this year....

The most dangerous bird in the universe

The idea of a dangerous bird instantly conjures images of some screeching Phoenix dive-bombing you, talons out,...

Hospital Week is a timely salute to our front line workers

 Hospital Week has deeper meaning this year as the Lutheran Health Network hospital teams celebrate our work...

Why I left the News-Banner and why I am back

I truly thought I was done with full-time journalism when I left the News-Banner in February. 

Sharp-shinned hawk?

Everyone seemed to agree that a Cooper’s hawk and a Sharp-shinned hawk, both found in Indiana, can...

Togetherness: The story behind this Main Street mural

Melissa Burke, left, and Mercedes Huffman stand outside Grand Sweet Shop in Bluffton Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Jessica Bricker)

Leave it to a puppy to put a smile on your face each day

Later in life when we all look back on 2020, there are a myriad of COVID-19 events...

You might be tired of hearing this, but …

It is hard to describe how pleased I was to have had a non-covid topic for this...

Don’t you often wonder: How do I get a job like that?

This week animal researchers in the United Kingdom admitted that they too are suffering delirium from enforced...

CCC Co. 1592’s poetry for Mother

Many of the CCC boys were only teenagers away from home for the first time, and on...