COLUMN: The Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

Reaching for the Stars at Christmas

By Hobie Morris

Earth: a beautiful blue orb flying through the universe. I often wonder what we must look like to other beings watching from deep space…what does the light emitting from earth show today? When people see our past will we be proud of […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Have a cookie and behave yourself, Donald

For several days, the house was filled with astronomically delightful odors.

Peeled, cored and chopped spies, sugar, cinnamon and cloves simmering in the crock-pot overnight produced 27 pints of apple butter, most of which goes as gifts throughout the year.

For a […]

COLUMN: Musings of aSimple Country Man

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

A Mysterious Christmas Dream

The story that follows came in an early December dream. You must decide its meaning. Is the dream’s timing coincidental or a special message with purpose? This is what I remember.

Hobie Morris

The landscape is barren and brown. Nature’s inevitable cycle of […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Why in Hades?

So the madness in Pittsburg has struck like a rattlesnake, leaving me and so many others chilled to the bone. Steel City is tough, but this? What the pluperfect hell? How do certain people rationalize such behavior? If it’s not Jews, it’s black folk, Muslims, Native Americans – […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

A Profile in Political Red Rose Courage

By Hobie Morris

If Lincoln were alive today he would be turning over in his grave. – President Gerald Ford

When a political movement goes off the beam and wanders too close to the edge of demagoguery and fear and fear mongering becomes too […]

COLUMN: The Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

COLUMN: The Musings of a Simple Country Man

Putin, no: Petrov and Arkhipov, YES

Unless an unexpected miracle happens, the chances for a life like statue of beady eyed Vladimir Putin watching over Main Street, Brookfield is about as remote as this simple country man becoming the second trillionaire in world […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Take a second look before believing political ads

Tis the season – for political campaign ads designed to influence your vote. They can be annoying, disgusting and even truthful and enjoyable. They are made in written form, on radio, television and especially now on social […]

GUEST COLUMN: Accident facts in Madison County: Are you a safe and sober driver?

GUEST COLUMN: Accident facts in Madison County: Are you a safe and sober driver?

By Landon Biehl

With summer winding down and the new school year just around the corner, people are planning Labor Day celebrations and trying to squeeze in one last family getaway before summer comes to an end.

During these last […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Wake Up, America!

By Bill Mayers

America is at war. The frightening thing is, almost nobody realizes it. And the enemy is well into his attack while we stump along, oblivious. And unless we get our collective heads out of our collective rumps, we’ll be done to a turn.

Trouble is, […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Is America’s revolutionary dream over?

By Hobie Morris

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund

Burke

“We didn’t pass [freedoms] to our children in the blood stream. It must be fought for, protected […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Donald Flip-flop

By Jim Coufal

Flip-flop is defined as “To reverse a stand or position.” Donald Trump is a master of the flip-flop, ignoring consistency— a needed characteristic of a president — and the consequences of flip-flopping. Of course, it may be a purposeful tactic […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Trump’s lies: Telling it like it is.

By Jim Coufal

One of the reasons many people say they voted for Trump or support him is because he “is telling it like it is.”

I’m going to tell it like it is, starting by saying Trump […]