Tackling environmental issues

Tackling environmental issues

Working for six years in the agricultural sector taught me the stability and vitality our farms and farmers bring our community and state. As your rep...

March 9th, 2018 |  


The best Valentine’s Day present ever

The best Valentine’s Day present ever

I want to thank readers for your well wishes, prayers, and cards as we adjust to having a newborn baby again in the Yoder household.Yes our bundle has...

March 9th, 2018 |  


How to get kids to adopt healthier eating habits

How to get kids to adopt healthier eating habits

I saw a recent report that says that childhood obesity is still on the rise, and that has me really worried. What can I do to help my child eat health...

March 9th, 2018 |  



A blast from the past

A blast from the past

Last week I had dinner out with two good friends. We met when we worked together almost 25 years ago and have stayed in touch ever since. We make it a...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Wishing can be hazardous to your health

Wishing can be hazardous to your health

The last several months have been rather busy with hardly a break anywhere. Sometimes the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I get so busy we forg...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Life is a test — it’s only a test

Life is a test — it’s only a test

When we moved to London back in 1978, a traffic jam was something unheard of. If two cars got to the same light at the same time, it was basically bec...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Where to start? Fix the budget process

Where to start? Fix the budget process

You could choose any number of marquee dilemmas to illustrate how broken congressional politics has become. Guns, Russian interference, climate change...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Fighting unfair trade

Fighting unfair trade

We need to enforce our trade laws and crack down on cheaters. That’s something President Trump has said he agrees with me on, and I’m hold...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Gloria is off this week

Gloria is off this week

Editor’s Note: The Yoder household is a busy one these days as they adjust to the arrival of newborn Elijah Courage who arrived as a healthy bab...

March 2nd, 2018 |  


The party’s over

The party’s over

After a week — more or less — of planning, cooking, running and schlepping, my kitchen looks as tired as I feel.The end of February this y...

March 2nd, 2018 |