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Back-to-school tips for parents

As parents, many of us have said, “You need to behave better this year and get better grades!” Or maybe that conversation has never happened ... Read more  | Add your comment

King of the hash slingers

Hannibal King is the Primary Hash Slinger at the shelter run by the Friends of the Grand Misconception. FOG’M, as the organization is often referred, ... Read more  | Add your comment

Promoting a warm, inviting learning environment

Incidents of bullying have plagued media headlines the last several years, so as we approach the first day of school, the entire staff at Niles ... Read more  | Add your comment

Popular 50s food items we still eat today

We have pretty well covered what was on a kitchen counter in the 1950s. Read more  | Add your comment

Hamas, Hesbollah, Iran, and ISIS

It’s hard to watch events in 2014 without noticing significant similarities between the pre-WW II Nazi movement and today’s radical Islamic organizations (jihadists). Read more  | Add your comment

They threw a tea party and nobody came

Looking at this year’s primary results nationally, I determined the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party has all but vanished from the pages of ... Read more  | Add your comment

Jimmy is not a heathen

Jimmy retired a few years back and settled into a life of fewer responsibilities with more leisure opportunities – but, mostly just being able to ... Read more  | Add your comment

Martyred Christians are in good company

Our first response when we hear of Christians being beheaded, kidnapped, raped, shot, or experiencing various other atrocities is horror. We cannot imagine such intolerance ... Read more  | Add your comment

Nifty Fifties on display at museum next month

For the past few weeks I have been writing about the 1950s, things that I remember from my mother’s house and mine. The reason for ... Read more  | Add your comment

Recognizing good works and hearts

A couple of weeks ago, a gentleman I hadn’t met walked into my store and said he had wanted to meet me. He proceeded to ... Read more  | Add your comment

Jimmy meets the hash slingers

Jimmy, being the eternal pessimist that he is, heard the “calling” for helping out at the shelter run by the Friends of the Grand Misconception. ... Read more  | Add your comment

How to practice safe bicycling

On Aug. 6, 2014, I held the last Bicycle Safety and Law Forum before the official opening of the Niles Township bike which runs from ... Read more  | Add your comment

The test of a teacher

In more than 40 years as an educator, I’ve met very few individuals who enjoy taking a test. Read more  | Add your comment

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