Angelkeep Journals — Regifting the Wise Men’s treasures

The Three Wise Men were my favorite pieces of the plaster of Paris nativity set placed on top of the rabbit-eared Philco TV in childhood years.

What I learned about myself, and journalism, at the N-B

I am writing this column in an effort to appropriately thank The News-Banner, express my gratitude for the opportunity I was given this semester, and to share the lessons I learned inside and outside of the journalism...

What do you think was the top Wells 2014 news story?

It seems as if each year goes a little faster than the previous.

Christmases past, and what we remember

There were five of us sitting around the dinner table Sunday afternoon — me, my wife, my daughter, my sister, and my brother-in-law.

Just Jerry — Our annual Christmas fiasco: Decorating the tree

It’s that time of year again.

Plenty of room for e-learning in 180-day school calendar

In about four weeks — around the same time Hoosier students return to school after winter break — state legislators will be back in Indianapolis to begin the next legislative session.

Reporting 101: Make sure the meeting has ended

I had an old lesson reinforced last week. I have to pay attention at the end of meetings. I need to hang around for the official adjournment.

Saturday Sub — Wind energy economics from an economist

It is difficult to put a finger on exactly where the wind farm issues are in Wells County.

The least wonderful time of the year

‘Tis the season to be disinfected, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.

AngelKeep Journals - Suggestions of something off-white

The surest way to enjoy a December’s “White Christmas” in this area would be to attend one of the performances in Bluffton by the Wells Community Theater in the lower level of the Arts Commerce and Visitors Centre...

Songs of the season, best savored during the season

For what it’s worth, I hereby declare the Christmas music season open.

Just Jerry — Happy Leftover Turkey Day

While many of you were fast asleep in your beds last night, no doubt in something akin to a turkey-induced coma, I was very, very busy.

Congratulations to the Parks Department — and to all of us

Score another one for the quality of life in Bluffton and Wells County.

Saturday Sub — The Rivergreenway, the Chamber, and next: the YMCA

Had a visitor a couple weeks ago who accompanied me to a meeting at the Arts, Commerce and Visitors Centre. He was impressed.

Just Jerry — It’s beginning to look alot like Buffalo

Bluffton received just a few inches of snow this week, which was more than enough to last us all year, in my opinion, which brought forth a deluge of photos on social media of blanketed patio furniture.

Guest Column - How do we break the cycles of drug abuse?

I read with interest “Drug abuse puts a huge strain on families” by Jessica Williams (The News-Banner, Nov. 17, 2014).

Angelkeep Journals - The autumn olive gets spared

An employee connected to the power company was checking over vegetation at Angelkeep that could prove a threat to the flow of electricity

Stop and take a photo — but only for a moment

The ability to take pictures is truly an amazing phenomenon.

Getting into the Christmas spirit before Thanksgiving

I don’t know about you, but I am in the Christmas spirit a little earlier than normal this year.

Saturday Sub: Gratifying expressions of well-deserved appreciation

Wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was a good sign when I pulled into the entrance to the Bluffton Armory on East Spring Street. Two members of the local chapter of Freedom Riders were there. “Are you here for the...

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