A few questions for state-level candidates

While recently reading the opinion pages of the Fort Wayne newspaper, I was startled to learn of the significant excess revenue received by Allen County civil...

Bobby and Sarah are getting married. I’m getting excited.

This is all starting to get serious. As of today, it’s only 12 days before Dave and Susan officially have an empty nest. I know,...

Angelkeep Journals: Hearing from the animals

I’d have been carried off to the funny farm long ago if I’d actually been heard by...

It’s almost here — are you ready?

In a very short period of time the country will change and there is no way to stop it. Believe me, I’ve tried. No matter what...

What a difference a few months will make on your ballot

The last time I had a conversation with Zach Rodgers, he was confident Republicans would have a...

The shortest (perhaps) Easter sermon ever

It occurred to me this week that while I have written innumerable columns about Christmas, I’ve never tackled the other major event in the...

Enjoy. It is springtime

Officially spring does not come to Angelkeep until March 20, but anytime within a stone’s toss of spring is worthy of celebration and outdoor...

Paul’s 32 years unusual? No. And a definite yes.

There’s something about this business — “ink in your blood,” we call it. It is evident by the longevity we see around here. Paul Beitler’s retirement...

My loyalty is rewarded with death threats

It’s not often I get death threats, but when I do it’s an exhilarating experience. I remember some time ago, late summer, I received a...

Caley Memorial award reminds us to appreciate each day

Spending time at the county fair and helping to cover the events is one of the annual traditions I look forward to each summer...