This is worth communicating: When in doubt, communicate

We’re walking through the 4-H Park Sunday night, trying to decide what to look at or what do do while I’m waiting to take...

A mid-summer civics lesson on ‘open access’

It is not unusual, in the months following each session of the Indiana Legislature, to see “Report Cards” from such entities as the Indiana...

News flash: Bears don’t know how smart you are

So, last week, as most of us slept soundly in our beds (where it’s safe) one “wilderness expert” was almost eaten by a bear. He...

Garlic mustard. Sorry.

The headline for today’s column signifies the Angelkeep topic of the day, but will mean little to some, aggravation to others, and sheer horror...

What’s worth listening to? We had a sample Sunday.

There’s music everywhere. Is it too much? I was thinking about that during Sunday’s opening-night concert for the 2017 free Kehoe Concert Series. Jennie Devoe’s...

Some privileges are more privileged than others

We are granted an unknown number of privileges in this life. I have counted it a blessing many times to have met some remarkable people...

Independence Day just keeps going for some people

It is long past time we consider extending the Independence Day holiday to include the two weeks before and the two weeks after July...

I done seen a duck do dat

I may have laughed. I know I smiled a lot. I wondered. I pondered. I thought — if not stating it aloud — something...

Board of Works decides, and the reporter watches

John Whicker, the newest (by far) of Bluffton’s five Common Council members, attends every Board of Works meeting even though he’s not a member....

Just don’t blow your hand off or maim your children

Growing up in Indiana, our backyard fireworks were pretty much limited to sparklers and smoke bombs. Oh, and those little things that popped when...