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  • Get excited for a cold weather Super Bowl I grew up in the small town of Griffith in the northwest section of Indiana, where winter his hard for four months every year from Thanksgiving until the first week of March. As miserable as copious amounts of snow the residents of the "219" or as so

    December 14, 2013

  • Jim Riffey pic Still ready to cut the nets down at 90 The world was a different place on Dec. 14, 1923. It was before television, internet, trans-Atlantic flight, moon-walking, computers, the horrors of WWII or the social change that has essentially moved us from the end of the Victorian era to cyber-dr

    December 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • The times they are a-changin' Quick quiz -- When you think about racist hate speech what are the first five names you come up with? Was one of them Bob Dylan? I'll bet not, however, you would be wrong. Earlier this week, Dylan was charged by the French Government with "hate spee

    December 7, 2013

  • Friday's Community Calendar SATURDAY Euchre Fellowship Group, 6:30 p.m., The Barn, Odon. Narcotics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 104 N. Meridian St. Hoosier Hill Rug Hooking Guild, meet, 10:30 a.m., Washington Carnegie Public Library, 300 W. Main St

    December 6, 2013

  • Seattle is the class of the NFC The Seattle Seahawks are the best team in the NFC, and I'm not sure it's even particularily close at this time. Monday night the Seahawks eviserated Drew Brees and the New Orleans explosive offense with a 34-7 victory that served to put the rest of t

    December 6, 2013

  • Knowledge is more important than perception Knowledge is more important than perception Editor: I read the letter in the Nov. 27 editorial section of our local newspaper from a local resident concerning the emergency response by local agencies, volunteers, and first responders. I am disturbed

    December 5, 2013

  • A very, very happy birthday to me Today is my birthday. You may insert best wishes or cash here [sic]. Now, I have always believed that people should really celebrate the day they were born. After all, that is the day that marks the moment when we begin to utilize all the resources t

    November 30, 2013

  • What are our priorities? What are our priorities? Editor: I was very impressed with the Washington utilities performance to cope with the damage left by the recent storm which paralyzed the Washington area. Their efforts to regain power was admired by everyone. I was also im

    November 27, 2013

  • Chaos and community on Sycamore Street I am trying to wrap my feelings about this week and the tornado that touched down in our town. There's many. The first was the greatness seen by ordinary individuals who came together and brought out the best in our city. First honors is to utility w

    November 23, 2013

  • B-R's DeCoursey named Class A coach of the year

    Some 23-year-olds often have trouble adapting to life after college. At the ripe old age of 23, you are often done with college and thrust into real commitments and expectations. Nothing seems easy at the time. Barr-Reeve volleyball coach Amber DeCoursey went through these growing pains as well, but 14 years later she has everything figured out.

    November 22, 2013