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Opinion: A vote for transparency

Commentary by Diana Cordray The primary elections for cities and towns will be held in May, 2015.  You are an important member of our Republican leadership and I wanted to give you this advanced...

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Column: Thank you for turning out

When Mayor Jim Brainard came back from a conference with the idea to start a new festival, he pulled some key strategists together to serve on the inaugural organizing committee.  When the group gathered...

IO-Earley

Column: Upholstery fabrics 101

OK, you are ready to admit that the sofa that has survived years of kids, pets, and overnight guests is looking a bit haggard. If it was a quality piece to begin with, it...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Toy story

Phyllis Baskerville of Fortville needs a home. She is not homeless, but she fears that her prized collection of antique toys will be someday. I first met Phyllis in 2002 while doing a live...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Hong Kong Phooey

He introduced himself when we met, but I didn’t bother to commit his name to memory.  Sharing a ride to the airport, the chance we’d meet again after this 45 minutes was likely zero;...

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey (Photo by Don Knebel)

Column: Blue Mosque: Domes and eggs

The Blue Mosque is one of Istanbul’s most popular tourist destinations, often seen as an example of classic Islamic architecture.  Like other domed mosques, its design actually mimics a famous church. But its pest...

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Opinion: Navigating uncharted territory

Of whom am I thinking?  They’re fond of acronyms like NSDA, IHSFA, and NFL, and use words like “interp,” “extemp,” and “sweepstakes.”  They spend their Saturdays participating in events like LD and OO and...