|We couldn't count the number of times we have covered the activities of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post here in North Vernon.|
When our children were little, we would take them down to Vernon every Memorial Day as we covered the annual service for the Plain Dealer & Sun. The service was held to honor those men and women who died defending the freedoms we Americans exercise every day. The very fact you can read this editorial written by a local person or write an opinion letter and have it published are just two examples of the freedom we so often take for granted.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
|The heart beats|
|So what is the big deal about saving those buildings downtown that are in need of repair?|
We well recall when Hulda and Bill Reichenbach started their campaign to save the old Park Theatre downtown. Despite discouragement from many individuals, Hulda persisted, saying to all who would listen how she could hear the "heartbeat" of the Park Theatre and how it just needed a shot of adrenaline supplied by the ardent crew of believers
personally invested in saving the Madison Avenue property.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
|Legislators move to help media|
|This month, Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, a bipartisan bill to help preserve community journalistic endeavors throughout the U.S. Joining Reps. Kirkpatrick and Newhouse as original cosponsors of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act are Indiana Representatives Andre Carson and Pete Visclosky.|
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
|An honorable life|
|What do you say about a person who always stayed true to his beliefs under threat of his life?|
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
|New law a good idea|
|Wednesday, July 15, 2020|
|Founders agreed that
|America's Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution.|
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
|It is time|
|Did you read the letter from the 16-year-old high school track star fin Tyler, Texas?|
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
|Remember the little boy who cried "Wolf"? |
That Aesop Fable depicts a shepherd boy who alarms villagers over and over so many times about seeing a wolf threatening their sheep that the guardians just grow tired of taking precautions. They grow so used to being alarmed that they just drop their guard
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
|How to be a photo detective|
|OK, I'll admit it. I have an addiction that, while not a danger to me physically or emotionally, does a somewhat negative impact on my finances and, in terms of finding storage space, my home. |
My husband might argue the impact is negative, but in my opinion the jury is still out.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
|Time to leave denial, anger behind|
|Denial. It's the very first stage of grief, followed by anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.|
It seems that Americans are stuck in both of the first stages - denial and anger. Indeed, life as we all knew it - here and around the globe - has turned upside down in what seems like the blink of an eye.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020