Butch’s Column

The Paper of Montgomery County

Read Insightful Articles From Butch Dale’s Column

Columnist-Butch-Dale-1

Butch Says To Make Sure Your Kids Read

As I mentioned in an earlier column, nearly one in five high school graduates cannot...
Columnist-Butch-Dale-1

Butch Flunks Home Repair And Laundry

I know several fellows who have a natural talent for repairing just about anything, whether...
Columnist-Butch-Dale

Butch Asks…Do You Recognize These Job Titles?

Most of you folks know that there are many job opportunities out there today. During...
Columnist-Butch-Dale

Butch’s High School Graduation…56 Years Ago

One of our grandsons graduated from high school this past Friday. He attended Mt. Vernon...
Columnist-Butch-Dale-6

Butch Recalls The Tradition Of “Senior Cords”

If you went to school in Indiana during the 1950s and 1960s, you likely participated...
Columnist-Butch-Dale-5

Butch Had Interesting Visitors At The Library

Well, I guess just about everyone who owns a business has had a few "unique"...
Columnist-Butch-Dale-5

Butch Asks If You Remember Your Local Grocer

(Photo courtesy of Butch Dale)Kell’s Grocery in Darlington, c. 1940. Seated on a stool behind...
Columnist-Butch-Dale-4

Butch Explains How to Apply for a Job in 47 Easy Steps

Since ol' Joe is still figuring out how to deal with the inflation caused by...(pick...
Columnist-Butch-Dale-3

Butch Goes Hunting

(Photo courtesy of Butch Dale) Young gun-slingin' Butch When I was 6 years old, I...
Columnist-Butch-Dale-2

Butch Loves Old Houses the Best

(Photo courtesy of Butch Dale)The author, John ‘Butch’ Dale ready for action in 1952 at...