Columns

Time
From the Editor | July 9, 2015 Someone once said that time is fluid. I thought about that as I walked through the park during the Fourth of July activities in Perry. I...
Union Chapel: Little Written History, but Big Heart
The beginnings of Union Chapel Church started in August of 1898. Pioneer residents of the community, Thomas V. Hill and Henry Lane, conceived the...


Olivet Christian Church: A Community of Continuing Faith and...
One might say that Ralls County has some of the most devout Christians of any county around. Some of these devout Christians can be found at Olivet...


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...