This week, Indiana lawmakers will very likely approve legislative maps for Congress and those for the Indiana House and Senate. Critics say the maps were not drawn to create competitive races, but instead, the districts were gerrymandered for Republicans to keep their overwhelming majorities in the legislature. I will have to respectfully disagree with my friends and colleagues.

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The Indiana House added a proposed Senate redistricting map to the bill that already included propos d House and congressional maps on a mostly partisan vote Wednesday. The Senate map was introduced just a day before being placed in HB 1581 without public testimony.

I’d like to provide an update on some technology I’ve been wrestling with. I haven’t made any headway with my computer, my iPhone or my iPad, but I have done really well with the state-of-the-art toaster I bought several years ago.

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Some of the lesser known of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources properties are the Wetland Conversation areas. They are scattered across the state with most, as can be expected, in the northern one third of Indiana where most of our Hoosier wetlands are located.

For months, the federal government and many state and local governments have worked tirelessly to educate the public about the safety, effectiveness and free availability of the COVID-19 vaccines. Still, tens of millions ignore the science and the facts.

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Obituaries

Kitchel, Clifton “Jay,” 78, of Logansport, a celebration of Jay’s life will take place at 8 p.m. today in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Jay’s brother, Mike, will officiate at the service. Burial, in Ever Rest Memorial Park, will take place at a later date. Family and friends are invited to gather f…

Kniesly, Virginia Barnes “Ginna,” 99, Logansport, a memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. today at St. James Lutheran Church, 430 Ninth St., Logansport. Pastor K. C. Dehning will officiate. A reception will follow in the church’s Fellowship Hall.