Barada: Youth sports should be about fun
I feel vindicated. There was a time when I was terribly afraid that Rush County was the only place where the parents of children involved in youth sports took it so seriously.
Time to focus on jobs
More than 12 million Americans are looking for work according to the Department of Labor’s most recent report on unemployment, confirmation that the weak economy continues to plod along too sluggishly for those still without a job.
Barada: We need more people living here
Since the recent announcement that John McCane has been hired as the new Director or our ECDC, I’ve been giving the decision some thought.
Jury can rule it’s a bad law
I imagine most of you by now have heard about the policeman in Connersville that rescued an injured fawn and nursed it back to health. A Department of Natural Resources officer issued a ticket, the DNR ordered the deer killed, and the policeman and his wife now face possible fines and jail time.
Stuart: The roots of Super Bowl rooting
My family has some strong opinions about the Super Bowl, which they’re expressing loudly day after day.
No. 5 son (age 11): “The whole world will be ravin’ about the Ravens!”
1978 featured a “real” blizzard
OK, kitty kats, our recent snow storm was a good one, a doozey to all us old geezers, but nowhere near the 1978 blizzard. I have pictures that would certainly show that the 2013 storm was a winger-dinger, but still not a ‘78 type.
Ward: Remembering the Durbin Hotel and family
Norm Voiles sent me an e-mail that highlighted the old Durbin Hotel. Boy, did that bring back so many wonderful memories! The Durbin was well known by almost everyone in the center of Indiana and at times country-wide.
Ward: The old days really were good
The recent fire in an Amish establishment brought back memories of how it was a long time ago. The Amish don’t believe in insurance, but they do believe in helping each other.
Barada: A flu shot is the smart choice
Last week I wrote my column about how silly it was to believe the world would end Dec. 21 because a centuries-old Mayan calendar said it might. This week I’m going to write about how silly it is not to get a flu shot to help reduce the chances that you’ll get the flu this season.
Veterans of Foreign Wars “Jackson-Cox” Post 1541 to turn in Post Charter
On Jan. 5, 2013 the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jackson-Cox Post 1541 held their monthly meeting at the American Legion “Robert L. Jenkins” Post 150.
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