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Acts of kindness more important than receiving gifts

Acts of kindness more  important than receiving gifts

For me Christmas and the holidays are more about acts of kindness, and less about receiving presents. At my age I would rather see a smile on a child’s face,…

Christmas is a time to help others

Christmas is a time to help others

A local businessman once told us our Christmas Wish program was a farce. His contention was that some of the people we were helping were also getting help from a…

You think you’ve had a rough year?

You think you’ve had a rough year?

You think you had a rough year? Think again! So I’m visiting my Alzheimer’s plagued mother last night in Lansing. We had a close call. She was supposed to be…

What America needs now- compromise

What America needs now- compromise

Thanksgiving is America’s day to give thanks. With families and friends, we sit down to a nice Thanksgiving dinner, and eat and pray like the Pilgrims once did. This year…

Do you need help? Write Us!

Do you need help? Write Us!

It’s time again for this newspaper’s annual Christmas Wish program. In the next few weeks we are asking readers that find themselves or their family in a dire situation to…

My mom said “ouch” and it made me laugh

My mom said “ouch” and it made me laugh

Ouch! For the first time in a year my mother vocalized a discernable word. “Ouch” she said when I squeezed her wrist. When I asked, “did it hurt?” she said…

Marion should stay in Highland Conference

Marion should stay in Highland Conference

Last night, concerned parents and students had an opportunity to voice their opinion on whether Marion should stay a member of the Highland Conference or apply for membership elsewhere. The…

First election in years where we elect a Senator and Congressman

First election in years where we elect a Senator and Congressman

It’s time. The run-up to Tuesday’s General Election has been mostly boring, but ready or not, it is now time to choose who we would like to represent us at…

Election ranting – Some observations as we approach the November 4 General Election:

Election ranting – Some observations as we approach the November 4 General Election:

-A reader called and was kind of miffed at the lack of yard signs that typically dot the countryside before an election. After thinking about it, I had to agree.…

Honest conversation should trump money in politics

Honest conversation should trump money in politics

Richard Sills is a different kind of candidate. He refuses to take campaign contributions. He refuses to recognize our two party system. He is determined to think “outside the box”…

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