Topping trees is not the answer

Topping trees is not the answer

It still shocks me when I see large trees being “trimmed” or “topped” in this day and age. Topping is the drastic removal or c...

March 2nd, 2020 |  


Making wishes come true

Making wishes come true

A few years ago, Debbie and I took a long driving vacation out west. We thoroughly enjoy long driving trips. We see amazing sights, meet some wonderfu...

February 25th, 2020 |  


What’s for dinner Dad?

What’s for dinner Dad?

There are a great many things in life that I have never heard. One is the mating call of the notorious No-No Bird (I don’t think it really exist...

February 25th, 2020 |  



Plants need to breathe

Plants need to breathe

Plants breathe through their roots. If there’s a piece of knowledge that separates “green thumb” gardeners from the rest of us, it&#...

February 24th, 2020 |  


Budget proposals would hurt rural America

Details on President Trump’s 2021 budget plan were released recently and, as it has in the past, this administration continues to put forth prop...

February 21st, 2020 |  


Three thoughts on gun control

Three thoughts on gun control

They came.They talked.And they disagreed.That pretty much sums up the conversation about gun control that took place during the annual Associated Pres...

February 21st, 2020 |  


Protecting Social Security

Protecting Social Security

During his campaign, President Trump promised to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He has broken that promise over and over.The Trump A...

February 19th, 2020 |  


Learning from history

Learning from history

Fifty-five years ago, I picked up a book from the paperback book rack in our high school library. At that time the American civil rights movement was ...

February 19th, 2020 |  


Controlling orchard pests with sprays

Controlling orchard pests with sprays

Late winter is a very important time for orchardists, because now is when you should apply dormant oil spray to your fruit trees. Dormant oil (also ca...

February 18th, 2020 |  


Perry Township happenings

Dear Editor and Perry Township residents:Am writing to let you know about some of the Jan. 20 and Feb. 15 Perry Township Board happenings. Trustee Dus...

February 18th, 2020 |