City workers are the ‘epitome of service’

Dear Editor,Our city service department personnel carry out so many important and helpful tasks for us, such as moving snow, mowing the parks, patchin...

August 28th, 2019 |  


Crop insurance supports on-farm diversity

Farmers and ranchers have one thing in common: the need to manage risk, from weather, markets, or other forces.Crop insurance can be a useful tool for...

August 27th, 2019 |  


The value of a porch cat

The value of a porch cat

He just showed up one day seven years ago. Friendly and dressed in a tuxedo, hoping for an invite to dinner. I resisted at first but eventually gave i...

August 27th, 2019 |  



Perry Township happenings

Dear Editor and Perry Township residents:Our Perry Township Trustees over the past few months have settled some relatively longstanding matters. The b...

August 26th, 2019 |  


Protecting trees during construction

Protecting trees during construction

Construction projects can be disastrous for existing trees on the building site. A tragedy we see often is when home builders attempt to save existing...

August 26th, 2019 |  


Is there any rest for America?

Most Americans are tired.Ask most any American and you will hear an array of reasons why we are tired. The answers range from long work hours to too m...

August 23rd, 2019 |  


The gentle barber on Main Street

The gentle barber on Main Street

My wife, Brenda, and I were traveling to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and had been driving for two hours without a break. Our electronic dashboard kept f...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


Is this who we have become?

The more I watch the news, the more I read remarks on social media, the more conversations I have with friends and neighbors, strangers and associates...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


Renewable energy funds available for farmers

In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more than $400 million available for farmers and rural business owners under the Rural En...

August 21st, 2019 |  


‘The world’s best son’

‘The world’s best son’

The Pony House Saloon opened in Dayton in 1882 at Fourth and Jefferson streets in a downtown full of dusty horses and thirsty men.Known for its whiske...

August 20th, 2019 |