Friends pitch in when fire breaks out

Yesterday was one of those days that leave a person absolutely weary and exhausted.It all began a little after 5 a.m. I was sound asleep when I receiv...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


A final good-bye and last words

A final good-bye and last words

Most often when people die suddenly, it comes as a terrible shock to those left behind. There is no warning or opportunity to say “good-bye.R...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Caring for veterans’ caregivers

One of my most sacred jobs as your senator is standing up for the men and women who served our country in uniform, and the loved ones who support them...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


FISH thanks for all for success of Boy Scout Food Drive

To the editor:Saturday, March 18, was the annual Boy Scout Food Drive and the FISH food pantry was fortunate to be the recipient of a large amount of ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Your child’s most important teacher: You

Your child’s most important teacher: You

I have written dozens of articles in which I have criticized politicians for hijacking public education and for the harm they have done to children th...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Tax Commissioner response to Mayor’s column

To the editor:Sidney mayor’s comments are misleading on the municipal tax reform.Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst proclaimed recently that my editoria...

March 21st, 2017 |  


To our readers

Opinions expressed in items on this page labeled “Their View” and “Your View” and other columns throughout the newspaper submi...

March 21st, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


DeGraff woman shares ‘Grand Remark’

Dear Grandparenting: There’s a good deal of truth to the saying young people think they know it all, while people my age come to realize how lit...

March 19th, 2017 |  


Food Poisoning or Flu?

Food Poisoning or Flu?

For a time I have resented all that space taken up in local newspapers by the city and county health department reviews of restaurants and other place...

March 17th, 2017 |  


In which I become a soccer mom

In which I become a soccer mom

Of all the things I thought I would be when I grew up — high seas pirate, roadie for Meat Loaf and beer truck driver were atop my list of aspira...

March 17th, 2017 |