| Mar 27, 2013
With the issue of same-sex marriage argued before the Supreme Court and raging elsewhere in America, a question:
Is it possible to be a traditional Christian or Muslim or Orthodox Jew — and hold to one's faith on what constitutes marriage —...
| Feb 14, 2013
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — During a timeout with 33 seconds left in regulation in Notre Dame's 82-78 overtime victory over DePaul on Wednesday night, coach Mike Brey noticed an unwelcome guest in the Irish huddle: self-pity.
It took a seat between fatigue...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:07 PM
How many of you remember the Pope for a Day controversy?
Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey once stirred strong negative feelings within the Democratic Party by advocating strongly for his pro-life views, even fighting to express them at the 1992 Democratic...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was in the Tuscan town of Orvieto, doing my best to stay in my hotel room and finish some writing. But there was a Pentecost festival going on outside -- I could hear it out my window. I couldn't resist, so I joined the multitude that had gathered on...
| Sep 3, 2009
I used to think a small yard was desirable because it represented less time behind a mower. Now that we have an acre with vigorous grass, I look forward to my weekly date with the mulching Toro.
Even though the mower is noisy, my thoughts still get...
| Feb 28, 2009
I'm pretty much deaf now. The male ear can withstand only so many gripes, accusations, hissy fits and requests for cash before the eardrum itself -- like a tiny silk pizza -- just implodes on itself.
My left eardrum went the other day. First, there was a...
| Feb 25, 2010
By now, husband Ken and I have usually finished our annual pruning chores.
Mother Nature's endless rain and snow, however, delayed our plans this year, so we've been spring cleaning indoors until we can get outdoors and evaluate what needs to be done....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:58 AM
As the season of Lent continues and St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, there is news from several of the churches around Hancock:
Pastor Donald Preston and Hancock Assembly of God will host CrossOver in concert...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 1:56 PM
The ladies of Ebenezer AME Church, 26 W. Bethel St., will hold a chittlins’ and chicken dinner Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.
The menu includes chittlins’ or chicken, collard greens, potato salad, cornbread and soda.
The meal costs $10 for...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:40 AM
At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Holtville we have mid-week services twice a year, during the season of Advent leading up to Christmas, and Lenten services as we approach the celebration of Easter.
When our children were young our Sunday school...
| Mar 22, 2012
The 2012 Soap Box Derby season is coming to Hancock, and all interested local citizens can attend an orientation meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
Those ages 7 to 17 who weigh less than 150 pounds are eligible to participate. For more...