GREENSBURG - Can you imagine this is the month of May? I sure can't. 2021 is marching right along. The flowers that the Aprilsdhowers brought are benefiting from this rain. I finally got some for my front porch. I can't do a lot, but my daughter helped me get some into containers. I think I …

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GREENSBURG – We’ve seen the overall front and side of the painted building on the corner of E. Main and N. East streets. If you have an opportunity to get up closer to the painting on the building you will have a great time discovering the smaller scenes. Today’s subject is the skyline.

A very special event will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Rushville Elks Club. The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is working to bring the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to Rushville and other communities around the country …

Recycling is an ever-changing industry, so it’s no surprise that our local, earth-minded citizens always have new questions regarding what is and isn’t accepted for recycling by the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District. Last month, we began this two-part series by addressing 10 of the mos…

Life has put all of us through many changes over the past year. I hope these four ideas will help you to continue navigating life.

Writing feature stories for the newspaper for many years, Pat Smith doesn’t consider herself a “local treasure,” but a lot of other people do. She has put her heart and wit into so many interesting articles through the years.

It seems we have been having the usual Indiana weather. Snow one day, a heat wave the next week. That is what is great about Indiana, you never know what is coming.

GREENSBURG – Last week, we learned from artist Beverly Wilson how the ag’ mural that can be seen on the east side of the building on the corner of N. East and E. Main streets came into being.

As the nation braced for an outcome in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Facebook announced it was on alert.

Is there a solution to the sort of tragic shooting last week in Indianapolis that took eight lives? I’m not sure. All sorts of proposals have been mentioned, and among the ones I’ve heard none will really solve the problem of gun violence in this country.

Words are extremely powerful, and can be used for good, but can also be harmful, destroy, and even become meaningless if they are not reflected in our behavior.

For the past month I have been engaging with my eye doctor. I’ve had two cataracts removed which isn’t a serious thing in itself. But what goes into this surgery is what baffles me.

“He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed completely the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.”

GREENSBURG – As I write this, it is a beautiful sunny, but cool, morning. But I can’t ignore the forecasters talking about what is coming. After all, it’s the middle of April and we should be having nice warm days. I sure hope they miss on this one as I’m not ready to look out and see snow f…

GREENSBURG – I don’t doubt for a minute that you have seen the ag’ mural of the four seasons of farming being painted on the building at the corner of E. Main and N. East streets in Greensburg.

Author’s note: I wrote this about six years ago while working for another newspaper and shared it on Facebook at the time, so at least a few of you may have already seen it. I trust you’ll forgive me for sharing it again.

The online learning community Brainly recently polled more than 2,000 students about their opinions, beliefs, and habits pertaining to the environment. Respondents ranged from middle school to college students.

The post making the rounds on social media suggests that anyone who has already taken a COVID-19 vaccine might be doomed.

I received an interesting email the other day about the period of time known as the Cold War which contains some predictions made by the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the failed Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev.

Work is something we do here on earth and something we will also do in eternity. If work is something we will do throughout eternity, we must ask ourselves, “How can we work in such a way that God is glorified?”

Did you ever have a week when it felt like something was missing, but you didn’t quite know what it was?

“So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

2020 was a year of many challenges and much turmoil. However, it was also one that taught us to be gracious, the importance of helping others and the meaning of community. Nonprofits have long been a central part of communities. With volunteers serving as core pillars to nonprofits, many str…

Remember, April showers bring May flowers. It seems all the spring flowers and flowering shrubs and trees look exceptionally good this spring. The peach and apple trees are also in full bloom, I just hope we don’t have a killing frost so we will have local peaches and apples. I always like t…

Not many of us have been the subject of a “Believe It or Not” TV program, but in September 2002 Decatur County’s Howard Eugene (Gene) Chandler was. Jim Cummings, reporter for the Greensburg Daily News at the time, wrote about it. The headline was, “Tower Tree Featured on ‘Believe It or Not.”…

1867: Wilbur Wright was born near Millville in Henry County. His father, Milton Wright, was a bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. The family moved several times, ending up in Dayton, Ohio, where Wilbur and his brother Orville conducted experiments which made aviation history.

This week, once more, I’m going down the path of absentee ownership of commercial property in the central business district of Rushville and most of the other towns within the reach of this newspaper. There are so many good things happening here that to pass a dilapidated structure that usua…

Wasn’t the past weekend one of the nicest ones we’ve had for several years? It was such a nice day, weather-wise. The old timers used to say if it rained on Easter, it would rain for seven Sundays, and they hit it pretty much on the head. We may be praying for rain before the summer is over.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18, NIV

Since COVID-19 struck the world in March 2020, families nationwide were forced to adapt to what was called “the new normal.” From virtual learning for students, to people being furloughed due to physical stores and businesses closing due to lockdowns, there’s the stress from having to juggle…

Major league baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star game away from Atlanta has provoked outrage on the right.

I wonder if I’ll get “canceled” someday. I could trip up and say something awkward or inappropriate — and get crushed for it. It could be a phrase in a Facebook post or a newspaper article like this. It could be a slip in the classroom that gets reported by a student. It doesn’t bother me a …

While talking with a young friend last week I asked her if she remembered the day when Ken Kercheval came to town. She said the name was familiar, but she really didn’t know who he was. Sure, she was just a kid when that happened, but my goodness, what a day it was when the actor who was Cli…

RUSHVILLE – The airways are filled with all sorts of information these days; some is true, some false, some just opinion, some to only further a political agenda, and some that just twist the facts to suit the author’s point of view.

I have learned in my life that the small things are the ones that get you down.

“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.”

Spring is in the air. The robins are here, the birds are singing, and I heard the frogs the other night. Also, spring flowers are beginning to bloom. I planted some pansies in a couple of containers and they are looking good, It just brightens up the yard. Our granddaughter mowed the lawn al…

Last week, I wrote: “Just three years after his (Abe Martin) cartoons and humor began appearing in newspapers (in the Greensburg News in 1907), a student at Indiana University from Decatur County got the distinction of being called Abe Martin Jr. She was a junior at the time and the author o…

Last week, I joined a group of Republican senators visiting our southern border to see the crisis unfolding there for ourselves.

I’ve been trying to make sense of NFTs, those digital creations called “non-fungible tokens” that can sell for millions of dollars.

Donald Trump’s onetime lawyer Sidney Powell has given away the game.

Other than being vaguely aware of this issue, I really never imagined that there could be conflict over whether or not a boy who identifies as a girl should be allowed to compete on a girl’s athletic team.

“You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”

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