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Life after hate: Compassion, empathy helped turn around man’s life

By Jerry Davich Christian Picciolini clearly remembers driving into Northwest Indiana to recruit new members for his white supremacy movement. “Hobart, Whiting, Valparaiso and other towns....
Bring election regulations into digital age

By Kelly Hawes President Donald J. Trump has dissolved the commission he appointed to root out voter fraud. He formed the commission last spring in an...
Amid turmoil God will reveal himself to you

Turmoil is a word none of us like to use to describe our lives. Whether it is our personal life, family life, work life...
Hoping for a snow day? Just ask the online calculator

By Lori Borgman I recently discovered an online calculator that can predict snow days. There’s a catch to the Snow Day calculator — to get results...
Drifting eye ‘floater’ gnat a serious problem

By Dick Wolfsie My wife noticed that I was continually swatting at flying bugs in the house. I told her that this one little black...
Hey, North Korea, you listening? War of words with United States not worth economic risk

By Kurt Vetters The U.S. maintains a military ring surrounding North Korea of more than 60,000 troops. Twenty thousand of them sit right on the...
Ignore what advertisers want; women more than just bodies

By Donna Steele If you remember the show, "Seinfeld," you might get this reference. There was an episode in which someone thought Jerry was gay....
Population growth isn’t caused by what you’d expect

By Morton Marcus Uncle Sam, via his Census Bureau, just before Christmas, gave us the news: Idaho had the fastest growing population in the nation....
Job programs create successful futures for Hancock County students

I have been writing this column “Coffee House Ramblings” for a few years. We in Hancock County are truly blessed to be living in...
Golden days defeated by war, influenza

Oh, those golden days of long ago. How we wistfully hearken back to the simpler life, the easy, manageable, less-frenetic days of the 20th...

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