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Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:03 am
 As we wind our way through September, heading toward the other end of things, a wonderful mix of music with which to entertain ourselves appears to be ahead for all.With the hot rods coming to t...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:02 am
 Back in 2009 when Caleb Smith showed up at an open mic run by Bruce Williams and sang Queen songs, the two self-described “huge fans” of the supergroup decided to start a tribute band. They...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:01 am
not mentioning any names or anythingbut teenage kids here’s a warning word:if you ask a parent for money to go tothe fair and you’re given admission thecost of elephant ears turkey legs rides onst...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:01 am

The Ark of Taste highlights heritage foods

 Consumers today seem to have more choices at the grocery store than ever before. My great-grandmother would have marveled at the red strawberries available in grocery stores in the middle of win...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:30 am

An aging high schooler looks back

 The “I go to my reunion” essay is a staple of the genre. By now there is nothing new that can be said, but readers read them anyway, fearful that other people’s reunions were better than t...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:29 am
 Being a muckracking political writer often makes me feel like a custodian in a horse barn, constantly shoveling manure. Indeed, I’m now a certified Equine Excrement Engineer, having developed...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:28 am
 The Washington Post published a story the other day entitled “Meet the wealthy donors who are pouring millions into the 2016 elections.”The paper listed the top ten national donors to so-cal...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:27 am
 LIQUID BOONDOGGLEWith one comment, Alderman Kris Theilen revealed the primary reason he now supports this liquid boondoggle: “Theilen now says that the city needs Hunter Lake to help attract i...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:26 am
Chuck Todd, the political director of NBC News and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” was informative and entertaining as he commented on the current political news for the Better Government Assoc...

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