Barada: Adding to the gun control debate
As the debate over gun control rages on, it’s more than a little distressing to see how little some of our elected representatives know about firearms. This lack of understanding only reinforces a point I made several weeks ago about people on the other side of the gun control issue who are flocking to buy weapons they aren’t trained to use correctly or safely.
Messer: Helping put Hoosiers back to work
Too many Americans are struggling to find good jobs. They’re juggling bills they can’t pay. They’re taking out second mortgages to send their kids to college They’re foregoing vacations to pay high health care costs. They’re working harder but falling farther behind.
Mauzy: County food pantry defines essence of community spirit
In a somewhat overlooked portion of Rush County, gatherings of capable hands work together for a greater cause of serving a community. While it is common to assume that the term “community” refers to an immediate township or closest vicinity, the efforts of an organization situated in the town of Carthage reach far beyond its boundaries to serve residents across the county, including 200 households in Rushville Township alone.
Ward: Wondering about Indiana weather
Way back when I was a lot younger, Mark Purcell was a local weather procrastinator along with Dr. Frank Green. Both were of some note state-wise, but Mark was the major one (in my feeling, anyway).
Barada: Move to DST made good business sense
Back on March 10, everyone (well, nearly everyone) in the United States moved their clocks ahead one hour. So, instead of it being 1 p.m. in the afternoon, the time moved ahead to 2 p.m. Next November we’ll all move our clocks back one hour. The easy way to recall how Daylight-Savings Time works is to remember the little saying, “Spring ahead, Fall back.”
Ward: Guns were common in New Mexico
With all the hullabaloo about gun control, I was reminded of my time at Western New Mexico University back in the ‘60s. The school was located in Silver City, N.M., where the major industry was Kennecott Copper. They had a huge open pit mine just outside of town. There was also Phelps Dodge;
Barada: Local grad rate continues to improve
As regular readers of his column are aware, I frequently write about the importance of education as the key to whatever nearly everyone hopes for or aspires to in life.
Wolfsie: Tooth be told
I’m not the kind of guy who sits in front of the TV all night and fiddles the remote control, jumping from station to station, failing to watch any particular show for more than a few minutes.
Ward: We had fun in my youth
I have wondered recently just how I managed to got through my first 75 years without a lot of things that the youngsters of today believe they just cannot get along without.
Stuart: A cathartical particle article
In one of the most exciting advances in the realm of science since Penny and Leonard starting dating again on “The Big Bang Theory,” scientists have said they are confident they have found a Higgs boson.
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