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  • ABBOTT: Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high Driving home from work for lunch I noticed a billboard for the county 4-H fair. How can it be that time already? How can summer be almost over when it just began? Is it a phenomenon of aging that time seems to move faster and faster?When I was a chil

    July 17, 2014

  • WILLIAMS: A fan, not a fanatic Wow, I saw on Facebook that you can buy a painting of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow on velvet for about 100 British pounds (that’s $168 American).I love Johnny Depp. He’s by far my favorite actor and I especially like him in his incarnation as

    July 17, 2014

  • KITCHELL: One treasured office for Illinoisans There must be something about Illinois people who want to run for Indiana state treasurer.Julian Ridlen won two terms as state treasurer for the Republicans after he moved from Illinois to attend Anderson University.Kelly Mitchell, who won two terms

    July 16, 2014

  • VILLAGE IDIOT: Houseguests: Are they a threat or a menace? Some people like having lots of company. They like having plenty to do. They like big breakfasts and hearty lunches and specially prepared dinners. They are called houseguests, and as they also like to travel, they will be coming to your house soon —

    July 15, 2014

  • MARCUS: Private sector option for safer streets We were in Edinburgh at the Pixy Theater waiting to hear the Wright Brothers play. For reasons I cannot explain, I began to think of the growing concern about public safety in communities across the state. It was an incongruous series of thoughts in

    July 15, 2014

  • LYONS: Why President Obama makes the GOP panic If you pay too much attention to opinion polls, as most people do, doubtless you’ve heard that a plurality of voters has judged Barack Obama the worst president since World War II. Thirty-three percent, to be precise, which as it conflates almost exa

    July 14, 2014

  • HAYDEN: Financial hardships mount for military families Days before the July Fourth holiday, Holly Petraeus stood on the steps of the imposing Indiana War Memorial, in front of a bank of cameras, and made a plea to military families: Don’t let pride stand in the way of asking for help.It was a striking me

    July 14, 2014

  • Learning the art of painting I’ve been doing some painting lately.No, not the kind of painting that you do on the walls of your house. To that I say, “I don’t paint.” Besides, you wouldn’t want me painting the walls of your house. I’m horrible at it. And I’m not much better at p

    July 13, 2014

  • Stu Engle ENGLE: Challenging courses should be treasured “Dr. Haave, we think you are asking for too much.” I rarely saw her smile. Occasionally, she would have her lips upturned just a little and sometimes her eyes seemed to glitter with joy. On this day back in 1979, Dr. Haave showed a huge smile and her

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • CEPEDA: How polarized? Not that much America is growing more polarized — or so we’ve read in what seems like a zillion headlines in the weeks since the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released “Political Polarization in the American Public.”This is the report that spurr

    July 13, 2014

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