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  • 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

  • My spring break reading list I decided the other day to clean up our basement storage room, as a favor to my wife. I decided I owed her this favor after she sent me in there to find something and then barricaded me inside, refusing to let me out until I cleaned it up. There are

    March 18, 2014

  • Explaining leprechauns as only I chaun My kids are busily preparing for a big day of revelry on March 17th. But for them, it's not about St. Patrick. Thanks to the power of modern marketing, they think all the hoopla is in honor of the "Lucky Charms" leprechaun. Here's how popular this c

    March 11, 2014

  • Invasion is cause for concern The Russian invasion of Ukraine that took place just a few days ago should have every American worried. If, however, anyone isn't sure where exactly Ukraine is in the world a quick check of a world Atlas will show that it is in Eastern Europe and is

    March 11, 2014

  • Dressing for success I'm always disappointed with salad dressing. It's either too thin or too thick. Some are too vinegary, some are too oily. I must have 25 opened bottles in the fridge. And another 20 unopened in the cupboard. In restaurants, I always ask for the dress

    March 11, 2014

  • Tough as nails ... Pyrex "There's nothing in the kitchen cabinets but a bunch of pots and pans." This has to be the most common comment I hear as I assist clients with an assessment of their household contents when liquidating an estate. True, the are always an assortment o

    March 11, 2014

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