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Saturday Sub—And some more things I don’t understand

Been a while since I’ve ranted a bit.

Just Jerry—Little green houses for you and me

Last week we added an eight-foot by eight-foot glass greenhouse to our sprawling estate.

Angelkeep Journals—Historical research and yard games

Winter often provides abundant time for historic research.

Guest Column—Keep funding for 2-1-1 in the state budget

The United Way of Wells County is among a broad coalition advocating for the inclusion of funding for Indiana’s 2-1-1 services in the State budget.

The numbers say we’re healthy but we could be healthier

A Facebook friend updated her status this weekend with a post that brought a smile to my face.

What should the community do about unhealthy decisions?

“Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’ ‘I don’t know,’ he replied. ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’” — Genesis 4:9, New International Version

Saturday Sub: A return to Bluffton to do some more cutting-up

It was a homecoming for John Stead and Donna Blair. A very nice one, they will both tell you. “Thank you very much,” I overheard them both say several times Tuesday before and after the dedication ceremony at the...

Just Jerry—The tower of my discontent

This week I achieved the seemingly impossible.

Angelkeep Journals—Honk, honk, honk

“Honk, honk, honk,” is Canadian goose for “I love you.” Perhaps.

Remembering Jack Cross ...

Remembering Jack Cross ...

Several weeks ago, I got a call from Mark Miller asking me to come out of retirement and do a story for the News-Banner’s upcoming “Who We Are” special...

Coach Cross was a class act

My wife Madonna and I graduated in 1969 during what I consider Coach Cross’s peak years of his coaching career.

Just Jerry - All the news fit to print in my column

With only 578 days until the next presidential election now is a good time to start talking politics. Just kidding!

Angelkeep Journals - A is for April and Attitude

March is a fickle month. Part winter, part spring.

Thank a vet for protecting our freedom to debate

It’s time to clean out the reporter’s notepad following a week of vacation and perhaps one of the more memorable weeks in Indiana history.

Pence train wrecks

Train Wreck No. 1: Pence creates Center For Education And Career Innovation to block Democrat Glenda Ritz from doing her job as elected Superintendant of Indiana Public Schools. After 18 months of infighting he...

Acting on the public’s behalf, we tell Owen Collins’ story

It was the morning of Sunday, Jan. 25, and I brought up a prayer request at the end of our Sunday School class.

Saturday Sub — Reflections on restoration and clarification

I had prepared a rant on another topic for this week’s installment, but in light of the storm in Indy all week long, it seems inappropriate to discuss anything else. That rant will wait.

Just Jerry — Spring cleaning means sprung backs

Despite feeling frozen to the very core of my being for the past six months, I have certainly enjoyed spending a few months not actually working on my house.

Angelkeep Journals — A unique envisioning of The Tomb

Today the view is different. It is possible to look past the point where once a natural blockade eliminated any observation.

A considerable kindness

Wednesday noon at a Bluffton restaurant, a patron showed generosity as our meal had been paid for.

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