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Thursday, January 21, 2021
  • This lady was one of C'villes Great dames
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:00 AM
    Deere. Glenn. Whittington. Davis. Rice. Names all my readers and anyone with interest in Brown Township have heard many times before. Question is: how do they tie together with another well-known Montgomery County name? All in the beautiful little lady, Mary Joel Whittington (born February 21, in 1901) daughter of William Tyre and Elva Jane Deere Whittington, (her father a well-known local trial lawyer, and her mother the daughter of Joel Deere, owner of the Deer’s Mill on Sugar Creek) who married General Mahlon Manson’s grandson, George Durham Manson (born July 3 in 1900). 
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  • A voice that our county will always remember
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    If anyone tried to tell you that Dick Munro isn’t cantankerous, well I’m pretty sure Dick Munro would be the first to argue with them. Like a lot of media types who share their opinions with the public, Dick could rub some folks the wrong way. 
    I doubt he ever lost a lot of sleep over it.
    Dick isn’t doing very well these days – Betty, his wife of almost 58 years, said that the family doesn’t have much time left with him.
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  • Between elections, our democracy still needs us
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    On November 4th, as we waited for the results of 2020’s national election, a friend and professor Rob Saler posted “The work is the work” on his social media. Just when the work felt like a wrap.
    The work of democracy is only part of the work. Keeping a government by the people and for the people requires effort from all of us, not just elected officials. We have the responsibility and the right to participate in our own governance year round. 
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  • Help needed to finish book in the new year
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:00 AM
    A new year. A new start. Who said I can’t finish this book? 
    Dud Campbell walked the frozen sidewalk and blew steamy breath out through his parka hood.
    All I need, really, are a few ideas. 
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  • John has a theory – weight for it
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:00 AM
    I was always pretty good at science when I was in high school. I had a sense of how things operated, and how great minds developed grand theories about how the universe works. I especially liked physics. Physics was logical, practical and mirrored the nature I saw around me.
    By the time I entered college, I had already developed a few theories on my own. One of them was this:
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  • Our 2021 legislative agenda
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Senate Republican Caucus recently announced our legislative agenda for the 2021 session.
    My colleagues and I will continue our commitment to maintaining our record of fiscal responsibility by passing the state's ninth consecutive balanced budget. We are also committed to transparency and public access, including as it pertains to redistricting.
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  • Waking with crusted, itchy eyes? Here’s what you need to know
    Monday, January 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    Now that winter is in full swing, the incidence of “pink eye” is starting to pick up. This is a very common condition that accounts for over 30 percent of patient visits for eye problems.
    Conjunctivitis is the medical term for “pink eye.” The conjunctiva is the continuous connective tissue membrane that covers the inside of the eyelids.
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  • 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid licks all of the stamps
    Monday, January 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    It’s been the best-selling pickup for generations, has carried carpenters to worksites, busted trails to mountaintops, rolled up to clubs, and took young couples to the altar. It’s so embedded in American culture that it’s even been on postage stamps. But, for the first time in its very long history, it can power a worksite, campsite, or partysite all on its own. A full redesign lofts the 2021 Ford F-150 to the top.
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  • This year is a big Swedish surprise, waiting to happen
    Monday, January 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    My 2021 calendar is hanging from the closet door. 
    Every year I’ve lived in this house, I’ve gotten a cloth calendar, hung from a dowel. My mother’s mother always had a cloth calendar hanging in the farmhouse kitchen. As soon as the year was over, the calendar would be conscripted into use, usually to cover cinnamon rolls as they rose, to keep them moist until they were large enough to put into the oven. 
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  • Sunday, January 17, 2021 4:00 AM
    Acts of violence against a marriage partner have never saved a marriage. Violent acts toward family members have never made a family happier. Typically, they create emotional and sometimes physical wounds that are never forgotten. Too many families have suffered because someone in the family became violent. 
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  • A drive that made my heart beat faster
    Sunday, January 17, 2021 4:00 AM
    I pushed on through the mountains, my Lumina maneuvering the curves with great accuracy. Snow lay along the roads as I watched diligently for patches of black ice on the interstate.
    I had hit a patch of black ice before when I was about 20. I exited Atlanta’s 285 at Doraville returning home from a concert in Marietta. About 20 feet into the circular ramp I found myself spinning out of control.
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  • Do COVID-19 bonuses count toward limit?
    Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:00 AM
    Dear Rusty: I'm 63 and still working, and I receive Social Security benefits. Because of COVID-19 my employer has been giving us a $300 bonus, every 3 months. This will be $1,200 for the year and it will put me over the $18,240 earnings limit for this year. My question is, since these bonuses are COVID-19 related are they still considered earned income? My second question is, if I go over the limit does Social Security stop my check, even if it might be a portion of the check? Signed: Working During COVID-19 
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  • Some memorable Boilermaker games and events
    Friday, January 15, 2021 4:00 AM
    By the time you are reading this, the 212th Purdue-Indiana basketball game will have been played. 
    Thursday’s matchup in Assembly Hall will likely not crack anyone’s list of the greatest games in the series. The Big Ten Conference’s two youngest teams have played like it all season. Impressive one night, puzzlingly out of kilter a few days later.
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  • Floss, brush, spit and rinse? Or is it . . .
    Friday, January 15, 2021 4:00 AM
    I called my friend yesterday. “Hi, Bob, it’s Dick. I have a weird question to ask you. Mary Ellen and I disagree on what most people do. When you are finished brushing your teeth, do you rinse and spit or just spit?”
    “Geesh, Dick, I have never thought about that until now. I’ll call you back at the end of your column.”
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  • It’s never too late to enroll in 4-H
    Friday, January 15, 2021 4:00 AM
    Did you know that 4-H is the largest youth development program in the nation? It is! The 4-H program consists of a network of around 6 million youth and is led by 540,000 adult volunteers and 3,500 professionals. Started in 1902, 4-H is rich in its history and has more than 60 million alumni of the program. The 4-H program makes such an impact to youth that many of them choose to come back to the program as an adult volunteer so they can also create a positive and welcoming learning environment for the next generation. 
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