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  • Letter to the Editor Urban livestock farming Dear Editor, I've followed with keen interest the efforts of some Rushville citizens to make keeping chickens in town a legal activity. This chicken idea seems to be an ideal step backward in time and is something to heartily

    May 13, 2014

  • Remembering the end of WWII I doubt if a lot of you out there would remember just what did occur on May 7, 1945. Heck, I have a hard time remembering what I did yesterday let alone 69 years ago. It actually had something to do with Dec. 7, 1941 and took a huge toll of people th

    May 13, 2014

  • The cameo ... pricey or plastic? Things are not always what they appear to be. On the table in front of me lay a collection of over 50 cameos. Collected with care from years of estate sales and auctions, they were as diverse as they were beautiful. "I never had children", explained

    May 6, 2014

  • Keep an eye on Vladimir Putin If you've been listening to the news lately, the emerging crisis in Ukraine sounds very much like the contrived provocation and gradual buildup of troops that led to the previous two world wars of the last century - Russian troops massing on the Ukra

    May 6, 2014

  • Going to the mat to learn about Madagascar So I'm thinking that maybe I haven't told you yet about my trip to Madagascar, have I? Well, not to Madagascar proper. I "visited" via an exhibit at the aquarium in Tampa, Florida. This was part of a quick trip with my wife and No. 4 and 5 sons, to h

    May 6, 2014

  • TV and me The other day I happened to notice my television set and just how it looked. Inwardly I laughed a tad remembering how television was when both of us were a lot younger. My first time to see a television, something I had never heard of or thought of,

    May 6, 2014

  • Lessons from my grandparents The Ward family originated in Guilford, Indiana and Grandpa had an apple orchard and small vegetable farm and Grandma baked, raised 5 children and helped on the farm - they were of necessity a frugal clan one that used everything of anything they may

    April 29, 2014

  • The struggle between world religions is nothing new Ever since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack against the World Trade Center by al-Qaeda, there has been a "War on Terrorism" going on against Islamic terror groups. American troops, as well as troops from nearly 30 other countries, have been fighting

    April 29, 2014

  • Things can change so quickly When tragedy happens I have learned that it is a ripple effect, in most cases. In the last week, I have been a part of a "tragedy" and I have watched how it affects so many people. It is incredible how something can happen in a split second and chang

    April 29, 2014

  • May's dazed Derby days I used to live in New Albany, (where the tourism bureaus of Clark and Floyd counties still refer to the area as "The Sunny Side of Louisville"), and I worked in downtown Louisville. This gave me the somewhat unique opportunity to write the preceding

    April 29, 2014

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