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  • Monday, November 23, 2015 11:39 PM

    What are you thankful for?

    It’s that time of year again. The older I get the faster holidays seem to come around. What’s that old saying about time flies when you’re having fun? I don’t know about that. I do know that time from one year to the next seems to be like my hairline, shrinking.

  • Sunday, November 22, 2015 11:36 PM

    Kidney stones are a topic near and dear to my heart as I’ve had three myself. The medical term for stones is nephrolithiasis (nephro - kidney, lith - stone, sis - condition). Stones or calculi, from the Latin for pebble, can form and stay in the kidneys (renal calculi) or move down the ureters, the tubes connecting the kidneys to the bladder (ureteral calculi). Stones may also be found in the bladder.

  • Sunday, November 22, 2015 11:33 PM
    The time has come for a new economic plan for Montgomery County.  Our community has given the progressivist faction within our local government twenty years to prove their “economic development” strategy.  But after paying over $1 million to Montgomery County Economic Development corporation’s planners, and $30 million for their recommended “economic development” projects our community has little to show for it.  The Commerce Park sits empty after 10 years.  Accelplus went bankrupt.  MCED has not proven any of its specific actions contributed to any of the jobs that have been created in that time period.  It’s time for a new approach. 
  • Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:09 AM
    Many Indiana gardeners have lost landscape plants this year, particularly plants that were already in trouble and were not apt to deal with the monsoon that we received. Rosie Lerner, a Purdue Extension Consumer Horticulturist, states that we need to be mindful of the following notes. 
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015 1:18 AM
    Earlier this week, the Indiana General Assembly convened at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2016 legislative session. “Organization Day,” as it’s commonly called, provides legislators an opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff, and to begin discussing legislative topics.
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015 1:17 AM
    Ate lunch (yep, at Pizza Hut) with one of my best friends (met in first grade) with the intent I’d interview her or set up a different time to do that. Instead, she told me how amazing her son-in-law is, emphasizing that he’s a good, God-loving person. She suggested I interview him. Since I’d not met him yet, and that type of compliment from a mother-in-law is pretty amazing in itself, I jumped at the chance. 
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 1:52 AM
    Thanksgiving is almost here, and I need to decide how to spend the day.  After nearly two decades of hosting huge Thanksgiving dinners that have included up to sixty-five people, I will be on my own this year.  It’s strange really…those little turns in life that suddenly change everything. 
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 1:51 AM
    I remember finding it in our living room, nestled between two Frank Sinatra albums. I recall carefully fitting the record over the tiny spindle on the Victrola (I'll wait while you young people google that word) and asking myself what a “button-down mind” was. 
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 1:51 AM
    Drive through many neighborhoods in many cities and towns and you can see houses in need of repair and yards and porches stacked with bags of garbage and other material. It seems to be a growing problem, a problem growing with maggots and other pests that feed on the mess.
    What are we going to do about it? 
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 1:48 AM
    This is the second of two columns presenting information about federally subsidized housing in Montgomery County researched by the Economic Health Committee of the League of Women Voters.  The committee received information from Patti Perkins, the Director of the Crawfordsville Housing Authority (CHA).

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