Expect the unexpected…then some

Expect the unexpected…then some

“Expecting the unexpected isn’t even close.” Unknown author.In 1963, I joined the Army. Following basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., ...

November 1st, 2018 |  


Horse farm’s headless horseman

Horse farm’s headless horseman

The Halloween night was cold and dark, a night when the large campfire not only warmed the 9-year-old boys, including grandson Jack, but the twirling ...

October 31st, 2018 |  


Can you thank God for the fleas?

Can you thank God for the fleas?

Last week I suggested that we should be getting into the Thanksgiving mode by writing down three things for which we are thankful or writing a persona...

October 31st, 2018 |  



So, you think you’re Elvis?

So, you think you’re Elvis?

A recent vacation to Memphis and the home of the late King of Rock and Roll brought many memories flooding back to my mind. Not that Elvis and I ever ...

October 29th, 2018 |  


The fun is what lingers

The fun is what lingers

When our sports editor asked me this week for a quote on what the Rotary Bowl — the regular season-ending football game between Hillsboro and Mc...

October 26th, 2018 |  


Our nation has too many laws

Our nation has too many laws

There are literally hundreds of thousands of ways you can violate federal law. One of the more absurd ways to become a criminal in the United States i...

October 25th, 2018 |  


Snaring the elusive Everett Crum

Snaring the elusive Everett Crum

Editor’s note — This is the final part of a three-part series.In the movies, the story usually ends when police surround the criminal and ...

October 24th, 2018 |  


A serviceman’s letter home

A serviceman’s letter home

We read of great heroes and legends such as Hercules, Robin Hood or Superman. While the strength and virtues of these legends are mighty and noble, th...

October 23rd, 2018 |  


Harvest and home on the farm

Harvest and home on the farm

A chill in the air, the unmistakable smell of fallen leaves upon the ground after drying from a rainfall and farmers in the fields running combines we...

October 22nd, 2018 |  


The great tomato war

The great tomato war

Sometimes, when the autumn breeze blows just right and seasonal smells waft through the air, my thoughts are transported back to the days when I was a...

October 19th, 2018 |