No more excuses: You need a flu vaccine

No more excuses: You need a flu vaccine

Even healthy people need a flu vaccine.Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease which affects the lungs and can lead to serious illness, including pneu...

September 24th, 2015 |  


An honest and good heart

An honest and good heart

What would you do if you found a money bag containing $1 million dollars? That would be life-changing for most of us. We could retire, take a nice vac...

September 24th, 2015 |  


I like painting demonstrations

I like painting demonstrations

I like watching painting demonstrations, and I enjoy doing them.I watch them on TV, and I often watch Bob Ross, a master of doing a 20-minute demonstr...

September 23rd, 2015 |  



100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Sept. 24, 1915Madison County Democrat — (No news, this is a continuation of last week’s column on conditions of Main Street.) Travelers wi...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


All veterans deserve a place to call home

All veterans deserve a place to call home

Winter is fast approaching, meaning colder temperatures and dangerous conditions for far too many veterans facing homelessness in Ohio.The progress we...

September 22nd, 2015 updated: September 22nd, 2015. |  


Encourage your child to eat a healthy breakfast

Encourage your child to eat a healthy breakfast

It’s always a struggle to get my children to eat a good breakfast before school. How can I make them get up early enough to be sure they start t...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Tomato cobbler’s a good way to use summer’s bounty

Tomato cobbler’s a good way to use summer’s bounty

At the start of every season, the calendar gets it wrong. Yet, there are unmistakable signs that it’s actually fall.Days are noticeably shorter....

September 18th, 2015 |  


Happy Birthday Dorcas

Happy Birthday Dorcas

Editor’s Note: Gloria writes this week about her mom turning 50. I’ll chime in here and say that Dorcas Raber is just a wonderful person. ...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Campaign designed to welcome Pope Francis

Campaign designed to welcome Pope Francis

People of all faiths, and Catholics especially, look forward with great joy to Pope Francis’s visit to the United States from Sept. 22 through S...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Teachers, parents fighting back

Teachers, parents fighting back

No, America’s schools have not failed. And, no, we don’t need Washington to “fix” them.Schools have always endured controversy...

September 17th, 2015 |