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Thumbs up to the post office letter carriers for the May 12 food drive. God’s Grain Bin Food Pantry, along with six other local food pantries, received 637 pounds of food. All this food stays local to the pantries. Thank you again and may God bless your effor

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More government means less individual freedom

Dear Editor, One of the things that disturbs me about the recent primaries is the number of qualified candidates who ran great campaigns putting forth great ideas that were soundly defeated by candidates that said nothing but, “I support the president,”

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Expensive drugs and unexpected consequences

In one of his recent speeches, President Trump made reference to the high cost of drugs in our economic system. I say “our system” because prescription drugs, most of which are made in the United States, are apparently much more expensive here than anyw

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Selfies for posterity

I’ve been traveling for the past few weeks, trying to cross a few things off my bucket list. Things like “find the Fountain of Youth,” “find a new imaginary friend,” “reconcile with family (but not Bob),” “visi

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What do you think?

“What do you mean Royal wedding? I have no idea what that is.” – Ian Sutherland

What interest do you have in the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

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Robert (Bob) Reece

Robert (Bob) Reece, age 82, passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday May 16th, 2018 at home in New Castle with his family at his side. Bob was born April 6, 1936 to Hobart and May (Shaw) Reece in Cadiz, IN. He was one of five children. Being a lifetime re

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Eating Humble Pie at the Geezer Movie Club

For more than a century, America has been the leader in nearly all the fine arts. Other nations look to our painters, writers, musicians, etc. for the latest trends. Many of the popular arts, such as jazz, began in this country. But even more than jazz, which is un

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You have changed the world

Dear Editor,  My name is Jennifer Loveless Stewart. The story I am telling is about my son. This is how one day his life, my life as a mom and our entire family’s lives changed because one person did her job. My son had recently started to experience som

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Growth in the midwest was always about those who lived there

I was recently hornswoggled into teaching a small class for my church, of course on economics. The organizers gave me wide latitude on the particulars. They asked simply that I talk about something I know a lot about. So, I ran a small focus group of my mom and my

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Piece of my mind

In a piece I wrote several years ago, I poked fun at people who do yoga. People doing yoga hate being poked – however, in this case, I was commenting on their preferred pants, made by a company named Lululemon. The corporation had posted a warning on their we

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Conservative economic development

It’s been years since I last talked with Rhonda Boutte, one of the state’s leading economic development professionals. She hasn’t changed a bit as far as I could tell. She wasted no time with pleasantries. “Everybody’s trying to be som

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Help wanted: Adults who behave at youth sports games

There’s a punching bag in sports that has nothing to do with boxing. Think back to Lou Piniella, and his fiery tirades that would culminate in the Cubs manager kicking dirt onto an umpire’s shoes. Or Indiana University coaching legend Bobby Knight fling

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