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“What do you think about states issuing travel restrictions or quarantining out-of-state visitors due to COVID concerns?”

Thumbs up to Kennard Senior Living for offering to loan health-aid equipment they have in storage to anyone who can use it. There is a range of items from seat walkers to canes, shower seats and more. For more information contact George King at 1-800-458-5757.

While the legislators are home telling their constituents just how wonderful they have been recently, the east entry to the Statehouse is closed for repairs. Thus I was surprised when I heard the rasp of a familiar voice coming from the back of the statue of Gov. Morton.

It’s been nearly 30 years since my wife and I took my mother to Europe. During my childhood, I had often heard her lamenting that she had never been. Then, in her later years, she became reconciled to the fact that she would never go. Mother was always a woman who spoke her mind, but when I …

Putting a vice president into the Oval Office is like putting a new Supreme Court justice on the bench. You might think you know what you’re getting, but people who are given such power have an alarming tendency to do whatever they want to.

Thumbs up to the Henry County Health Dept., Forest Ridge, Northfield Park and anyone else offering a drive-up service to get the flu shot. I didn’t have to take my grandchildren upstairs to the health department and get exposed to possible viruses or germs because they never got out of the v…

How do you think this year's World Series will go in a COVID-19 environment?

Calm down! It’s been like this for a very long time and it won’t get better because you just discovered you don’t like it.

Calm down! It’s been like this for a very long time and it won’t get better because you just discovered you don’t like it.

In case you weren’t “aware” of breast cancer, October and a million pink tchotchkes are here to offer their services. But just in time for National “Look Like You Washed a Red Sock With Your Whites” Month, new research is shedding light on how we can actually tackle the No. 1 cancer killer o…

President Donald Trump’s encounter with COVID-19 is a brutal reminder that the pandemic isn’t contained, let alone in retreat. Handled badly, this new political emergency will compound the dangers facing the country as the elections approach. Handled well, however, it could serve a vital pur…

As we watched last week’s first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, we saw two clear paths before us: one of law and order, economic growth, and boundless patriotism, and another, laid out by the Leader of the Democratic Party. Joe Biden’s vision is defined by rioting …

Thumbs up to Jama Solomon of New Castle for winning the latest Neighbors giveaway, the cookbook “100 Techniques: Master a Lifetime of Cooking Skills, From Basic to Bucket List.” We thank all those who took the time to enter the drawing.

A big decision is coming soon in Henry County, a choice that would fill local school and government coffers with new tax revenue and also provide new income for farmers. It’s an opportunity to help Indiana improve your county and at the same time help to diversify our state’s mix of energy sources.

A pandemic, murder hornets, presidential impeachment, hurricanes and wildfires have all been part of a wild 2020. What do you think the next “big” thing will be?

Thumbs up to everyone involved with the ICAP Foster Grandparents Program. Director of Senior Services Mary Ellen Brausa and her assistant, Aimee Penticuff, came up with a plan for 47 Grandparents on the active roster to continue serving local school children through virtual recorded programs…

Indicting famous people for past crimes has become a popular pastime in our present culture. The media and the general public have been charging well-known individuals with past crimes and misdemeanors, many of which were acceptable, even praiseworthy, acts when they were committed. The mood…

I’m thinking of doing something different in the gubernatorial election. Some will say I would be wasting my vote.

Deploying disinformation as well as other asymmetric tactics, Russia attacked America’s 2016 election. “Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary (Hillary) Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess (…

How much money flows across Indiana county lines each year? According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2018, the in-flow of earnings to Indiana counties from places both within and outside the state was $74 billion or 36 percent of the earnings received by Hoosier residents. Does …

Having spent Constitution Day on Sept. 17 talking about it to anyone who would listen, I realized that it (the Constitution) bears more reflection on my part. But first, a digression.

Last week my wife Michelle and I had our grandson, Maxwell, for several days while his father and mother were visiting friends in North Carolina. It’s been a while since we’ve had a little kid around, and Max, who is nearing his third birthday, made for quite a change in our daily routine. H…

I’ll confess. Last week, I walked the line between growth and contentment. Alright. I’m for economic development. My vision of economic development involves non-economic improvements.

I have wholeheartedly embraced the Kindle experience. It’s been years since I read an actual bound-between-two covers, ink-on-paper book.

How do you think the NFL season is going to go with COVID-19 precautions?

Thumbs up to the Indiana National Guard for providing outdoor heaters for the New Castle-Henry County Public Library and the Art Association of Henry County’s “Croc Talk” presentation this Saturday so we won’t have to move the event indoors, which would have severely reduced the amount of pe…

For many readers data do not matter. Any number can be satisfactory or disturbing according to their beliefs. It’s like the protests on the streets. Some hear anguished cries for justice while others see mobs tearing the social fabric.

Hoosiers are, unfortunately, used to politicians who say one thing here and then become someone quite different out of town. They leave their three-piece suits in the condo when they visit home, donning jeans and plaid shirts while chatting with the common folk from the cabs of their shiny p…