A tumbler into mad-cap cup lunacy

A tumbler into mad-cap cup lunacy

The fanciest cup I ever owned as a single man was made by Tupperware. It was really sturdy plastic. It kept drinks cold for as long as needed. I had a...

September 3rd, 2019 |  


It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again

It almost seems like Mother Nature knew it was coming. The pleasant days and cool evenings she has provided lately felt like a harbinger of the approa...

September 2nd, 2019 |  


Fall is the best time to landscape

Fall is the best time to landscape

Humans have a natural urge to plant in the spring, and spring is the best time to sow garden seeds and plant annual bedding plants. Since time began, ...

September 2nd, 2019 |  



The importance of jury duty

A trial by a jury of one’s peers is one of the most fundamental rights that exist in the United States of America. An independent judiciary, a s...

August 30th, 2019 |  


The gentle barber on Main Street

The gentle barber on Main Street

My Uncle Patsy squatted down on the sidewalk in front of our house in Port William as I fired fastball after fastball to him.Patsy had skills as a cat...

August 28th, 2019 |  


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 |