| Sep 21, 2012
As I light my pipe, take up my quill pen and sheepskin and once again prepare to write another volume of The Kassopedia — the repository of the world's great knowledge — I'm reminded of a snarky reader.
She calls herself, "Your long...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:37 PM
A 1-year-old boy was pronounced dead after apparently drowning in a baptismal pool at a northwest side church Wednesday afternoon.
The incident happened at the Praise Fellowship Assembly of God church. Juan Cardenas was there for day care.
| Aug 16, 2012
The newly formed Greater Hancock Church Softball League closed out its season with a full afternoon of activities Sunday at Widmeyer Park.
A youth softball game comprised of those ages 8 to 13 from participating churches was held before the...
| Mar 7, 2013
In January, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park experienced a significant rockslide near towpath mile 155, just downstream of the Paw Paw Tunnel.
While investigating the rockslide, numerous other large rock formations were...
| Feb 17, 2013
Every year millions of well-intentioned American kids show up for kindergarten or first grade woefully unprepared to learn. Some can't even tell you their complete name, let alone spell any of it.
That's enough reason for me to believe "high-quality...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Aspirational was the word that came to mind listening to President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address last week.
What, the president suggested, should we aspire to be as a nation?
More highly educated. More in tune to more technical...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:08 PM
When President Obama talked in his State of the Union speech about the importance of early childhood education, he offered my cue to complete the last in a series of columns.
It began with a column about The Infant, Toddler and Family Center of the...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 3:33 PM
"Read your article about early education of our children and all I have to say is bunk. I am glad I at 80 years old am ready to leave this insane world. Next you and the people in this administration will want to strap learning tapes on the mother's...
| Feb 14, 2013
The Town of Hancock held the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected mayor and council members Monday.
Mayor Daniel Murphy was sworn in by Clerk of the Court Dennis Weaver and then presided over the swearing in of new council members Homer...
| Mar 10, 2013
Sometimes when a trial is over, a couple of jurors will approach Judge Joan Lefkow and make a sympathetic or admiring remark that lets her know that they know her story.
She figures they've Googled her and found it, though some may have been around...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Compared to our counterparts in the developed world, the United States is a wealthy nation of dummies and dropouts. A few years ago, American 15-year-olds were ranked 17th in science and an unimpressive 25th in math when compared with their peers in other...