Random acts of kindness all around us

One of the most enjoyable parts of writing a weekly column is the feedback that our readers provide. Sometimes that feedback is in person at...

Tell us about your father, they said, and so I did

When Facebook works well, it’s a wonderful thing. Here’s a story. Susan and I were watching an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?”,...

Graduating into a changing world — then and now

It was a few years ago, earlier in this decade. A 50-years-ago event came to light and I realized we were in for a...

Cheap Hawaiian vacations coming soon

Now is certainly not the time to make light of a serious situation. However, I would be amiss for not mentioning that it seems...

Wren nesting honored for Decoration Day

It is just wrong. Decoration Day was to be yesterday. Instead, Memorial Day occurred on Monday, not a specific date set aside, but a...

I’ll take a paper straw with my glass of water

When I sat down outside of the food truck — a vintage Airstream trailer — to begin drinking the pink panther fruit smoothie I...

The cost of Freedom: A brother, a cousin, an uncle....

Carolyn Line Peek was 13 years old when her brother lost his life. Now living in Bluffton, she was eager to talk about the events...

Gas prices so high I might take up walking (Kidding!)

I have decided to try fasting for a week or so. You know, that healthy thing some people do where they go without eating...

City taxpayers pay county taxes too

The idea proposed by the Wells County Commissioners Monday to approach the city about helping to fund the Wells on Wheels public transportation program...

Plant basil now, enjoy this winter

Angelkeep has doubled its sweet basil crop planting due to an amazing 2017 discovery. What’s sweet basil? It’s the herb any sane chef will...