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Taking loss of sense with humor

By Dick Wolfsie I have just finished reading Alexandra Horovitz’s marvelous new bestseller “Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Know and Smell.” The book is...
Population growth a complicated equation

By Morton Marcus Uncle Sam, via his Census Bureau, just before Christmas, gave us the news: Idaho had the fastest growing population in the nation....
Getting your degree in 2018

By Teresa Lubbers Many people begin the new year with hopes of improving their lives during the next 12 months. Jogging off holiday cookies, paying down...
Reasons for optimism in new year

By Lee Hamilton This may seem odd, but as I look ahead to a year we all know will be momentous, you want to know...
A tale of toddlers in tiny tutus tiptoeing, tapping

By Lori Borgman Dance class started today. No, not for us. We did that once — worst money ever spent. Sorry, Arthur Murray. It wasn’t...
Child Services claims demand attention

South Bend Tribune One year ago, in announcing his reappointment of former juvenile court judge Mary Beth Bonaventura as director of the Indiana Department of...
Former white supremacist recalls recruiting in Indiana

By Jerry Davich Christian Picciolini clearly remembers driving into Northwest Indiana to recruit new members for his white supremacy movement. “Hobart, Whiting, Valparaiso and other towns....
Letter: Single-issue voters risking electing unworthy candidates

To the editor: George Allen's Dec. 26 letter to the Journal "Pens and guns equally capable of injuring" began with a long litany of complaints...
Life’s struggles put into perspective

By Norman Knight This is a story about a gift. I play music at our church. It’s the type of music one finds in old hymnals...
Celebrating 50 years of Special Olympics

CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) Every city has a story. Chicago’s is tough and tender. Gangster and Midwestern. Violent and benevolent. Chicago is the Great Fire of 1871....

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