Columns

Happy 239th Birthday, America!
From the Editor | July 2, 2015 Saturday we celebrate 239 years as an independent nation. Compared to many of the worlds nations we are in our infancy, a rambunctious...
Rain Rain Go Away...
From the Editor | June 24, 2015 There was a brief interlude of sunshine and blue skies last weekend. Neighbors rushed to mow and the roar of the mower competed with the...
Greenlawn Memorial Chapel: The Oldest Original Structure Wood Frame...
Once Greenlawn, a bustling little town, now rests peaceful quiet farmland. Sitting on the northeast corner of Route J and County Road D stands the...

Brush Creek Catholic Church is Rich with History: Paved the Way for...
Sitting a couple of miles west of Spalding sits a little stone church that is arguably one of the most historically significant churches in the...

St. Paul Catholic Church: The Mother Church of the Roman Catholic...
Tucked in a clearing just off Route EE between Center and Perry, stands the beautiful St. Paul Catholic Church. Once being the oldest Catholic...

Rain Showers Bring Showering Memories
From The Editor | June 18 Last week I hung a shirt out to dry during a brief sunny spot between rain showers. I had gotten ink on it and didnt want to put it in the dryer....
New London Park Days - One of the Best
From The Editor | June 11, 2015 Small town festivals are great great food, great fun, and great catch-up visits with friends. Once again New London Park Days proved to be...
Why a Poppy?
From The Editor | May 28, 2015 Standing at the crossroads of Route J and 154, poppies in hand and granddaughter at my side. Every year members of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
The Time Has Come
From the Editor | May 21 Well, its all over, including the shouting. Fifty-four newly-minted graduates have entered the wide world of college, military service and...
Thoughts from the Weekend
From The Editor | May 14 Its rumbled and spit on us some days this week and drenched us on others; but all much-needed rain Ive been told. That may be good for the farmers...
Summer Is Right Next Door
From the Editor | May 7, 2015 I passed by several freshly turned fields on my travels last week. I rolled down the window to take in the smell of the earth and was hit...