Board will miss retiring Pat Haley

I would like to express my appreciation to Clinton County Commissioner Pat Haley as he ends his public service. Pat has been the most taxpayer-friendl...

December 26th, 2018 |  


Sharing, and power of healing

Sharing, and power of healing

One of my favorite Christmas memories was one I shared with our son, Greg, several years before he was married.A week before Christmas, I had left our...

December 26th, 2018 |  


Trump’s delusion of intuition

The departure of Gen. James Mattis is unfortunate for this President and for the country — maybe tragic. The reason is not that he is a fine man...

December 25th, 2018 |  



‘CMH Santa’ Christmas miracle

‘CMH Santa’ Christmas miracle

Every year, someone will describe something that happened to them, their family or a friend during the Christmas season. The outcome is usually descri...

December 25th, 2018 |  


Year-long art of regifting

Year-long art of regifting

I have known about the art of regifting ever since I tried to take a bit of Aunt Mildred’s fruit cake when I was a child.I lost two teeth (fortu...

December 21st, 2018 |  


A short life worth long remembering

A short life worth long remembering

Most of us will spend our entire lives attempting to accomplish some sort of deed or deeds that will have people talking about us long after our time ...

December 21st, 2018 |  


Intricate balance of plea bargaining

Intricate balance of plea bargaining

As a prosecutor, I get a lot of questions. One of the most frequently asked questions involves the plea bargain, or “plea deal,” as some c...

December 21st, 2018 |  


Important programs slated for ‘19

Important programs slated for ‘19

Tis the season to be jolly! Right?Well, maybe to be tolerant with a year like we have had in 2018. Depending on moisture we accumulate now through the...

December 21st, 2018 |  


Protecting small biz from shady lenders

Protecting small biz from shady lenders

We hear a lot about the importance of protecting consumers from shady lenders, but many people may not realize small businesses often fall victim to t...

December 20th, 2018 |  


Greatest gift already received

Finally, the fourth Sunday of Advent is upon us, to be very quickly followed by Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The official start of winter is on th...

December 20th, 2018 |