Growing older, but not up

Growing older, but not up

Like many of my friends from the 1950s and ‘60s, I was fascinated by the space race.It really was a race at that time. The United States and th...

March 4th, 2019 |  


Lowering cost of prescription drugs

Lowering cost of prescription drugs

The cost of prescription drugs is too high in this country. We have to crack down on big pharmaceutical corporations, and get these prices under contr...

March 1st, 2019 |  


Grain marketing; Want to learn more?

Grain marketing; Want to learn more?

I am guessing we would all agree that March is coming in like a lion, but I sure hope it goes out like a lamb and continues a favorable pattern right ...

March 1st, 2019 |  



What is really important?

What is really important?

Some time ago I stopped watching awards programs on network television because of the shift in the narratives that have been permitted. Back at the in...

February 27th, 2019 |  


Seeking local old barns with a story

I’ll be traveling through Clinton County in March and I’d like to find an old barn, built before 1930 and ideally having a weathered look ...

February 27th, 2019 |  


C’mon in boys, the water’s fine

C’mon in boys, the water’s fine

“Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent...

February 26th, 2019 |  


Defending reasons behind Electoral College

The editorial “Expelling the Electoral College” in the Feb. 13 News Journal is, in my opinion, just another insidious, Anti-America attack...

February 26th, 2019 |  


Making chums with sharks

Making chums with sharks

The wooden platform wrapped around a large oak tree. We were standing there, looking down at the forest floor. We were probably at least 50 feet above...

February 25th, 2019 |  


Getting your affairs in order

Getting your affairs in order

The climate for agriculture is constantly changing — sometimes in a positive direction and sometimes in a negative direction. This climate I spe...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Let us pray about it

Let us pray about it

Most of us have been taught the concept of prayer since we were very young, whether we practiced it or not. Really, the act is quite simple — if...

February 21st, 2019 |