Using the city’s trails may add a few years to your...

It was a pleasant surprise to see work under way on the Interurban Trail at the railroad crossing Monday afternoon as I drove south...

So who married up? And who gets to decide that?

You can go onto The Font of All Wisdom, also known as the Internet, and find all manner of opinion masquerading as information.For instance:...

What’s on the back of your car?

Bumper stickers are a puzzle. Never been a big fan.I understand free speech and people wanting to make a statement, but personally, it would...

Flying the unfriendly skies

I’m old enough to remember when traveling by plane did not require protective headgear.In an effort to prove it is the worst corporate entity...

Angelkeep clingers and climbers

Earth Day arrives in two days, Saturday, a reminder to some to evaluate, as does Angelkeep, the good, the bad, the ugly, and what’s...

Three days at the most beautiful place in the U.S.

“It’s just like being on the Stairmaster for 45 minutes, but you have an incredible view,” I had told my sister Leslee a few...

Want to talk about the News-Banner? Oh, I do,...

Would you like to tell us what to do? Join our Readers Roundtable.We’re looking for a small group of people — our target number...

Did Joan Baez ever have a minimum-wage job?

One doesn’t matter so much but it still bugs me. The other one does matter. It bugs me, too.A week ago this past Tuesday...

Most terrifying thing ever: The Easter bunny

When I was a kid (about 57,382 years ago) mom would drag me down to the local department store where we would stand in...

These students’ lesson: Don’t smoke.

Editor’s note: Mr. Trevor Hunt gave his 5th-grade class at Lancaster Elementary School an assignment to write a letter to a business or organization,...