Sometimes it seems we are surrounded by bad news. We read recently about a local grandmother who drowned her 4-year-old grandson. The extenuating circumstance was her depression. It broke our hearts to hear of this.

The nation’s monthly jobs report published earlier this week was jarring. I write before its publication, but expect the unemployment rate to more than double. Monthly job losses are sure to crush the previous record of September 1945. Despite this, it is worth noting that September 1945 was…

“This is tougher than I thought it would be,” said my wife. “I do love you, but being in the same living space together for so long makes me a little nervous that we can make this work for much longer.”


As lawn mowers awakened across Howard County Thursday afternoon, neighbors shouted greetings across streets, front yards and over four-stroke engines.

Many of us are taught that every life has a purpose. We’re told God never gives us more than we can handle as we endeavor to realize our full potential.

Back in January 2013, we reported with heavy hearts the death of 2012 Northwestern High School graduate and Ball State University student Blake Taylor.


One good lesson that I hope is learned from this event (the pandemic) is: who the people are who do the real, essential work of society and, for the most, are paid the least amount of money to do it.

Dylan McHenry of Greentown sends this Cheer for our local heroes who continue to serve our communities:

Cheers and Jeers

Bret Schreckinghaust of Russiaville sends this Jeer for those who blame guns after every school shooting:

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