Opinion

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
By Curt Swarm  

For some strange reason, Blossom only escapes from her pen when Ginnie and I am gone, like she knows we're away and it's time to romp. The first time she escaped was last summer ...

Monday, December 10, 2018
By Karmen Knipfer  

G'Morning, G'Night is a positive, uplifting book written by Linn Manuel Miranda. There's a passage to start your day and a passage to end your night. Each passage leaves a smile ...

Wednesday, December 05, 2018
By Curt Swarm  

Tim Smith, basketball coach of Sweet Springs High School in Missouri is a busy man. In addition to coaching both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams, he is also Athletic ...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Curt Swarm  

Just in time for Christmas, I will be doing a book signing in Burlington at Burlington By the Books, 301 Jefferson St., on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Books will ...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
By Gloria Yoder  

Tuesday evening as I looked around the circle of friends, both Amish and non- Amish, I wished there was a way to reach any of you readers who are widows and give a quick ...

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Sports brings people together, especially families. ...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Curt Swarm  

I read a lot. Most of my reading/writing is performed, orchestrated, conducted in the early morning hours when my mind is fresh, there are no interruptions, and I'm at the peak of ...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By Gloria Yoder  

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I wonder what you think of as you prepare this holiday? As long as I remember, a hearty Thanksgiving dinner took priority at our house on ...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Curt Swarm  

I'm going to toss out four books for consideration or consumption, like tossing out bones for the canine to choose from-one, two, maybe three, or all of them? ...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ever since Grandma's death, I knew the auction was coming up. But then, you can't really face it until it comes to reality. The Amish tradition is to sell the deceased parents' ...

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