Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Rutledge Renegades

Written on September 27, 2016 at 3:40 pm, by

Our sympathy to family and friends of Stanley Sharp. Martin Guinn is still in the hospital in Quincy.  Reva Hustead has been going to Quincy to learn how to help in his physical therapy. Paul and Lydia Zimmerman went to Quincy.  They visited with Martin Guinn in Blessing Hospital. Robert Hoover’s parents from Pennsylvania came […]

What In The Heaven Is Going On Here?

Written on September 27, 2016 at 2:45 pm, by

How many times we find ourselves living in that negative (but real world) of, “It seems to be just one thing after another!” This pattern seems to create one big question.  Can there be hope when there are no signs of any on the horizon?  Are there simply not pockets of loneliness or defeat that would seem […]

Pandora and Permaculture

Written on September 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm, by

We all remember the story of Pandora’s Box. In the mythology of Ancient Greece, Pandora was created as the first woman on Earth, much like Eve. She was given much beauty and abundance in her world, much like Eve. And she also was presented with something that she was commanded not to partake in, an […]

Blazing a Trail

Written on September 27, 2016 at 1:43 pm, by

I’ve learned over the years to keep a watchful eye when I travel to a tree stand in an unfamiliar place. I especially do this when I’m hunting in another state. I’ve been lost a few times. When I’m walking in I always try to turn around and look back to see what the view […]

Goodbye to Summer

Written on September 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm, by

As we bid goodbye to summer and fall arrives, we must reflect on what a beautiful summer it has truly been.  We had timely rains, plenty of warm sunshine, bountiful gardens, summer pool fun, road trips, visits with friends, quiet bird watching time and more.  Time passes all too quickly, and before we know it […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on September 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm, by

Don Tague and daughters, Mona and Sandra, are home from Erie, PA.  They had gone to a joint W.W.II reunion of the 65th and 71st Division.  Henry Berthold of Rutledge was in the 71st Division.  Don and Henry were both in the inactive Reserve.  Don commented that he and Henry received a free trip to […]

He Agonized Over Us

Written on September 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm, by

“And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.” Luke 22:44 The above is extracted from a scene in the Garden as Jesus faced execution.  He agonized during deep and penetrating prayer as he approached his assignment to die that the world would have hope.  He wasn’t […]

An Amazing Gift

Written on September 20, 2016 at 10:57 am, by

Good day, Rabbit friends! Katherine here, feverishly writing to you with my cup-o-coffee (thank you, local Zimmerman’s grocery store) and adrenaline-filled fingers. I don’t actually know if I “needed” the coffee this morning as I start yet another busy day here in the village and feel like I could get by on my own energetic […]

Changing Ecosystem

Written on September 20, 2016 at 9:36 am, by

I can remember years ago thinking how neat it would be to have lots of bears in our area. I knew we had some and every now and then one would be spotted on camera and it would make news. Even though I deer hunted within their roaming area, I never gave much thought as […]


Written on September 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm, by

It’s often said that there is nothing more consistent than change. Perspectives change as we get older, or encounter new challenges. Seasons change as we plant, garden, and harvest. Society and culture changes as new technologies are developed or made obsolete and as new generations move into leadership roles. These transitions between what came before […]