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On my way to a quilting with a neighbor, I grabbed the mail to see a letter from a reader, Mrs. Weber from Cincinnati, Ohio. Not wasting any moments, I tore open the envelope. Unfolding a paper that talked about God hiding in the cleft of the rock, I silently thanked the Lord. How did Mrs. W…

We are always in need of a hero or heroine in life. Someone that will help champion our cause. Someone that will help right that which is wrong. One, who in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, courage, and strength.

Last week I spent about an hour in the law office of state Rep. Greg Steuerwald, a Republican who wanted to talk about something “unbelievable.” It was HEA 1006, a sprawling police reform bill that passed and was signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb without a single dissenting vote.

With the campaigns of 2020 barely behind us, it might seem too soon to think about the next round of elections, but it’s not. A handful of candidates and incumbents for everything from country sheriff to U.S. Congress already have announced plans to run in 2022, and you can be sure countless…

President Joseph Biden mentions his Catholic faith frequently. We’ve heard him cite both Pope and Saint Francis. At his inauguration, he ran through a litany of promises about love, healing and decency, and other things no one could object to, prefaced by: “Before God and all of you I give y…

Wednesday was one of those days. It was after supper, the children had gone outside to play, and Joshua was extra fussy. This handsome little boy with bright blue eyes was having a rough day with teething. Wearily, I glanced across the messy house, wondering just how much management I had left.

The Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to maintain former President Donald Trump’s ban — at least for now — from the social media platform has conservatives up in arms.

As I was driving down Berkley, heading south toward Markland, I noticed railroad tracks replaced by tilled earth. “Aha,” I thought to myself. “This is where they are going to add the new trail.” Since I love Kokomo’s walking trails, the progress warmed my heart.

DANVILLE, Ind. – During the Spanish Flu pandemic a century ago, Indiana Gov. James P. Goodrich and President Woodrow Wilson barely played a role in the public response, despite the fact that it killed an estimated 10,000 Hoosiers.

Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.

I’ve always thought most politicians are liars. I figured out why as soon as I was old enough to vote. The reason is simple. If a politician tells the truth all the time, chances are he or she could not get elected most of the time.

Voltaire, the 18th century French writer-philosopher, preferred an enlightened aristocracy to democracy yet he eloquently embraced one of the latter’s most sacred tenets, the right to free speech.

Prior to printing this editorial, I interviewed law enforcement officers in the police, sheriff and state police departments. I spoke with officers in multiple areas of the state, including Howard County, as well as the retired officer sector. I write this editorial with history in my youth …

When Ann Jarvis died on May 9, 1905, her daughter, Anna Reeves Jarvis, began a campaign to honor her mother as a way of celebrating all moms as a group.

Many businesses are reporting difficulty in finding workers. I hear this from business owners whose judgement I trust. I also read about it on social media, here in Indiana and around the country. These reports don’t square with the data that show very large numbers of unemployed. There are …

On May 9, we will celebrate Mother’s Day. This past year has more than ever called forth the fact that mothers are so important to the education of our children.

Editor's Note: Gloria's husband, Daniel, is writing the column this week. Gloria will return next week.

Your odds of being killed in a car crash are one in 102; being struck by lightning, one in 15,300; dying in a plane crash, one in 205,000; being eaten by a shark, one in 4 million; or dying in a tornado, one in 5.6 million.

One of the most vital needs for our country is strong and modern infrastructure. To me, this should include things like roads, bridges, railways, waterways and broadband. The Biden administration’s definition of infrastructure is expansive, and the recently announced American Jobs Plan is pr…

As I shuffle along in my 75th year of life, I have a few regrets. First, I wish I had learned to be fluent in another language. Oh, I can get along in French and Spanish, but the reason I can get along in those languages is that I don’t know enough words to insult anybody.

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