It’s a sunny day, in fact it’s a bit humid and makes it feel like summer a couple weeks early. Each season comes with its blessings, but also things to work with. Whether we grump over the heat or fuss over all the extra clothes it takes to keep five little ones warm during the winter month,…

Whenever I visited Phyllis Baskerville’s toy museum in Fortville, I was mesmerized by the endless array of toys, dolls, board games, records, lunchboxes and old magazines, each one in mint condition, and all impeccably displayed. She could talk non-stop — and often did — about any toy you ex…

Q: Our 14-year-old (he’s going into the ninth grade at a public high school) has taken up with a bunch of kids that we don’t exactly approve of. They have reputations as troublemakers and at least one has already been arrested for shoplifting and had to do some community service. The irony i…


Republicans and Democrats are going to have to work on a plan to repair Obamacare. And that's going to mean expending resources and compromising on all sides.

When more of Robert Mueller's report is made public, will the majority of Americans share the attorney general's opinion there isn't sufficient evidence the president acted to obstruct the Russia investigation?

When true stories are called “fake news,” and when our president calls the free press “the enemy of the American people,” you know it’s time to stand up for open government.

Once this year’s selection is announced, read it and join one of the program’s book discussion groups, or form your own among friends and co-workers.


Dave Smessaert, Scott York and Margaret Sklenar, owners of Metropolitan Title Co., send this Jeer for dirty politics:

Cheers and Jeers

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

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