- Jim Bailey: Shadyside was the place for fast-pitch softball News of the recent death of Chuck Loewen in Florida jogged my memory of one of the busiest fast-pitch softball leagues in Central Indiana during the 1950s.
- Maleah Stringer: APL loses a tireless advocate Beth Gephardt's battle with cancer reminded us all of our mortality. That at any given moment life can change. It frightened many of us — made us aware of loss and living with loss.
Verna Davis: Remember: perfect gift has already been given
I know some people who are experts at buying gifts. No matter what the circumstance, they find just the right gift for the right person at the right time. I envy those people. I try to pick the right gift for the right person.
- Joe Clark: Marriage and money -- time for discussion Bringing two lives together to form one family unit is an exciting time. The joining of things, beliefs and money create an atmosphere of opportunity but as well as stress.
Jim Bailey: A Wright impressive lineup at Reardon something to Ponder
It may have been the most honored lineup of talent ever assembled at Anderson's Reardon Auditorium earlier this month.
- Primus Mootry: Thanksgiving thoughts as we get ready to share with others I sat down to write something light-hearted about gobblers, cranberry sauce, and family gatherings in the holiday season. After all, it's that time of year, and already people are beginning to celebrate.
- Emmett Dulaney: Madison County economics by the numbers Over the past three weeks, we started looking at the economic variables associated with Madison County and putting them in perspective by examining numbers related to employment and the labor force, population (demographics and households), welfare, and so on.
- Maureen Hayden: Indiana Chamber targets smoker's bill of rights When Indiana lawmakers return for the 2014 session in early January, they’ll step into the highly charged issue of marriage equality as they debate the proposed amendment that would lock a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions into the state constitution.
- Scott Underwood: Meth's death grip all too familiar Twenty years ago, I saw it happen to a family member. He had always been prone to addiction and his use of marijuana and other drugs had stunted his education, his career and his personal life. But once he got hooked on methamphetamine, all of those other drug habits seemed almost trivial.
- Nancy Vaughan: Hunger in our midst In Madison County SNAP currently exceeds $3 million in monthly assistance. Cuts at the levels being discussed in our nation’s capital will absolutely impact our community.
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