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  • Recent Indy news article creates buzz in Rush County A recent Indianapolis Star news article highlighted the struggles of small towns across Indiana by revealing a real life circumstance in Rushville. In regards to the news article, written by Mathew Tully and published on March 8, I personally appreci

    March 28, 2014

  • Unique relationship between Pavey and Pence INDIANAPOLIS - In his years as a party activist, Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey raised money and votes for fellow Republican Mike Pence, a former congressman who now occupies the governor's office. Beyond sharing Pence's pro-business, small-government i

    March 28, 2014

  • Net gain When my wife and I decide on what film to see in a local theater, it's a pretty simple process, one developed by Mary Ellen. She picks a movie (that's movie A) and then I suggest a movie (that's movie B). Then my wife says: "Why would we spend 15 dol

    March 25, 2014

  • Finding your passion Once in a while you recognize them. The person who talks about something they enjoy; the one who tries to tell of a deep feeling inside. They have a driving force, something they can't explain easily to those who haven't experienced it. Their eyes ge

    March 25, 2014

  • Somethin' for nothin' When I was seven Jackson-Perkins, in conjunction with Kellogg's, offered rose bushes as a premium with box tops from Bran Buds. Being a frugal housewife my Mom set out to get herself a rose garden by taking advantage of this offer. Now she needed 8 r

    March 25, 2014

  • Getting ready for what happens every spring To prepare myself for the 2014 major league baseball season, I've been watching some old baseball movies that have been running on cable TV. The most enjoyable so far has been a little comedy-romance confection from 1949 called "It Happens Every Spri

    March 25, 2014

  • The catastrophe of a century ago This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. It's a little early for the actual state date of that four year conflict, which was July 28, 1914, but it's not too soon to start thinking about the war that made the 20th century the

    March 25, 2014

  • opn-rv032114-messer col logo Building an America that works I was raised by a single mom who still works at the Delta Faucet factory in Greensburg. Like many Hoosier families, the end of the month wasn't always easy for us. Sometimes, there were more days left in the month than money in the bank. But, my mom

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Simple truth in words This week as I sat to write my column, I received another e-mail with a great message that I thought I'd like. I did not write the following story and have no way of knowing if it is true, but there is chance everyone could learn something from readi

    March 18, 2014

  • The key to the future in Rush County is more people A lot of attention is lately being paid to the problem of our slowly shrinking county population. All sorts of people have come to realize that the biggest challenge facing Rush County is turning around the slow decline in population and taking the s

    March 18, 2014

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