Tuesday, January 23, 2018

What we Google most may surprise you

Take a second and think back to life before Google. There were other search engines most of us used pre-Google, but it’s still surprising to...

Christmas project a success

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 111 of Bluffton would like to thank the people of Bluffton and Wells County who donated items or money...

My take on the new guy … and other random thoughts

It’s been more than 20 years since I’ve been the new guy in town. Way back then, I was fresh out of college and...

It’s not what is said, it’s how it is said

This “freedom of speech” thing, a guiding principle for our democracy, remains intact but the battle surrounding it is overblown. I’ve always been a fan...

‘We need to do something about it’

In wrapping up a vigorous, fast-moving interview with State Rep. Matt Lehman over lunch a couple weeks ago, he was asked if there were...

2017: Welcome to our lousy future

This week, while many of us were nursing hangovers caused by excessive entertaining for New Year’s Eve, some of the smartest folks in the...

Accept the challenge: Strive to be like Christy Landrigan

I remember the shock I felt when I arrived at the scene of a horrific crash in Ossian a year ago and was told...

Angelkeep 2017 anticipation

The opening week of each year finds Angelkeep, like the rest of the world, in a state of balance between reflection on the past...

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...

Trail, another trail, a tower, Trump, and a man I’ll miss

My personal periscope is up and it’s looking around. It’s found some things to look for in 2017. • The completion of the Interurban Trail....