If President Obama wanted Congress to debate and vote on the “ISIS Crisis” he would have to recall them, since members of Congress more than likely would not recall themselves.


Because they’ve gone hunting.

9:56 PM Oct 1, 2014

With fall comes everything pumpkin, so I thought a healthy version of a pumpkin dessert would only be fitting.

This cake could be used for a dessert or as a coffee cake for fall brunch.

4:44 PM Oct 1, 2014

The United States is currently ranked 26th for scores in math, according to the international PISA tests. Our scores forscience and reading are just as abysmal, a poor 21st and 17th, respectively.

12:32 PM Oct 1, 2014

When Dennis Stieber asked me if I would be a part of his campaign for County Commissioner in the New London area, it didn't take me long to enthusiastically say yes.

11:40 AM Oct 1, 2014


One of the few things in  life that we can be sure of is the inevitability of change.

If life has got you down and you feel heaped upon by bad luck, take heart — it will change.

By the same token, don’t get too smug if you’re on top of the world. It will change.

8:00 AM Oct 1, 2014
Each morning, I take my two kids to their respective bus stops — Winnie, the youngest, gets picked up about 7:30 each morning and her older sister Mickey has her bus come about 9 a.m.
5:42 AM Oct 1, 2014

The way that the public education system treats art programs is unreasonable. Art programs are seen as excess, and are normally the first programs to get cutbacks. The school system seems to lack the foresight to see the importance of art.

7:09 PM Sep 30, 2014
This month has been a growth month for FIT Challenger Robb Smithson.
5:12 PM Sep 30, 2014
Thumbs up to Good Samaritans, Thumbs down to the tax slump, increased ambulance fees and wall collapse
4:33 PM Sep 30, 2014

Margin protection program for dairy producers; CREP is available; National preparedness month; Candidates for the 2014 county committtee election

2:58 PM Sep 30, 2014

Should the United States intervene with ISIS? President Obama’s Syrian plan just recently passed in the Senate by a vote of 73 to 22.

2:07 PM Sep 30, 2014
Or "garden in the French manner"
1:46 PM Sep 30, 2014

The city claims it did all it could do in regards to the collapsed Water Street building.

10:09 AM Sep 30, 2014

The road conditions in Perkins Township are anything but glorious. I have lived in various parts of this township for virtually my whole life, and the roads have always caught my attention.

7:09 AM Sep 30, 2014

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." Abraham Lincoln

Happy Monday readers. As I sat down to write this for you, I had a bit of difficulty coming up with a topic.

11:35 AM Sep 29, 2014

It's clear Ottawa County Prosecutor Mark Mulligan wanted to keep an April burglary report involving District 89 House GOP candidate Steve Kraus secret.

8:00 AM Sep 29, 2014

I am writing to express my concern on minimum-wage laws in the United States.

It has come to my attention that many people find the current minimum wage of our country ($7.95), to be unfair.

7:34 PM Sep 28, 2014