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Heroin is back and easy to purchase

Most of us remember “heroin” from back in the day. In the 70’s and 80’s it was considered one of the most potent drugs on the black market. If you…

Out on a ledge without a way to get in

This was the week I was going to tell readers about the evils of our health care system. I had come in to work a couple of hours early to…

Sterling isn’t the only bigoted basketball owner

It’s my turn to weigh in on the Donald Sterling controversy. Unless you make like an ostrich and your head has been in the sand the last couple of weeks,…

Hard for me to imagine losing my belongings

I’ve been fortunate in life. I haven’t experienced the kind of tragedies many people have. That’s why I’m probably not the most qualified person to console the Wilsons, or any…

Road repair necessary, but don’t take more money from my wallet

Road repair necessary, but don’t take more money from my wallet

I really have mixed feelings about road millages that will appear on the ballot this year. Both Marion Township and Hamilton Township have already approved road improvement proposals for the…

Mike’s Musings – Tearjerker turns into controversial story

Talk about a firestorm!  Sometimes in this business they call journalism you run into a story that appears to be one way, but lo and behold once it’s in print,…

Mike’s Musings – Like it or not, “balanced calendar” needs your attention

Alright now, parents and kids, are lesson for today is “the balanced calendar” as educators would like to call it, or in layman’s terms- Year Around School! Yes, that’s right.…

Mike’s Musings – SHARE us and win $50

Times are a changin’, and in order to continue to be a viable communication option, we have to change with them. For an older guy like me, that’s sometimes difficult.…

Don’t be fooled by phone scams

Don’t be fooled by phone scams

We’ve gotten our fair share of calls from senior citizens wanting to warn others about the numerous scams that are taking place via the phone and internet. We’ve even gotten…

Blowing out 125 candles….congrats Marion Press

Do you know how long ago 125 years is? It is before electricity. Horse and buggys were the preferred mode of transportations- automobiles had yet to be invented. There were…