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Youngster’s death spawns thousands of good deeds

Jeez, maybe the Mayans were right, but their calendar was a few months off. After reading about the twenty, six and seven year old students and six teachers gunned down…

Let’s not forget those that are close to our hearts

As many of us are about ready to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s it is time to reflect on 2012 and some of the major events that took place. Just…

Let’s give “Right to Work” a chance to work

My family held its Christmas last weekend. My four siblings, their spouses and their kids and grandkids all congregated at the assisted living home where my mother (bless her soul)…

Jody fights back after Stage 4 diagnosis

Like everyone else trying to make it in this sometimes cruel world, I know of many friends and family members that have had to fight off cancer of one form…

The ultimate threat- a Colt 45 to the side of my head

In my over thirty years as a journalist I have covered my share of crazy stories. It never ceases to amaze me, however, the reaction of some people to those…

A prank turns into gunfire

I don’t know what David Osborne was thinking Saturday, but I do know he wasn’t thinking very clearly. Osborne, 42, who lives on Battle Rd. in Farwell, is sitting in…

Two generals, two women bring embarrassment to U.S.

  No wonder we can’t win the war in Afghanistan. The last two generals charged with taking care of our sons and daughters over there, seemed to have been more…

Voters reject change, stick with status quo

If there is one lesson to be learned from Tuesday night’s election results, it is Americans, whether they be voting for national, state or local candidates, are hell bent on…

It is your civic duty to be an informed voter

Mark this date- it’s November 6. No matter what you’re doing. No matter how you feel, you must pull yourself out of that easy chair and get to your precinct…

Your vote for Obama or Romney won’t count

Next week’s column will probably be devoted to why you should vote. I will tell you how much your vote counts-blah, blah, blah, blah. In reality, however, your vote is…