Thursday, August 25, 2016


Friday, August 23, 2013

A few weeks ago, America was introduced to Jason Greenslate, a 29-year old Californian who showed how easy it was for a person to beat the system and avoid working.

Showing no guilt about living off what he calls "free money," which the government calls Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits, Greenslate spent his days hanging out on the beach, surfing and chasing women.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

For fans who are passionate about baseball, the history of the game doesn't get much richer than at Boston's Fenway Park.

The great Babe Ruth got his professional start there before being sold to the rival New York Yankees. It's also been the home to legendary players like Johnny Peske, Joe Cronin, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice.

On Monday night, the ballpark hosted a group of modern-day heroes which few people would know by name.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

On Monday, most schools open in the area.

To motorists, be extra careful.

To people living near bus stops or along routes that children walk, help watch out for them.

Motorists especially must use common sense. Last year, there was an accident involving students and a motor vehicle in Summit Hill in which two youngsters were injured - one of them seriously - because caution wasn't taken by the motorist.

Don't pass school buses when they are picking up or dropping off students. Don't tailgate buses.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Last week, the Panther Valley School Board agreed to purchase 32 cameras and six audio recording devices for school buses.

The cost for the equipment is $10,770.

Only school board member Roy Angst was opposed to the purchase.

School board President Jeff Markovich said the equipment includes "added security" measures, but would not say what they were.

Kistler Transportation, which owns the buses, has agreed to reimburse the district for half the cost, or $5,385. The cost will be paid through the district's maintenance budget.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of the young guns serving in the U.S. Congress, is just the kind of leader that renews our hope for America's future.

He showed an energy, independence and leadership quality while still a student at Illinois State University, and was elected to his county government board at the age of 20. He served in that role until the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks which led him to sign up for the Air Force.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Many of us can remember as a kid having our parents or a doctor tell us to take that horrible-tasting medicine, promising it was good for us. To encourage us, they would even take a spoonful themselves.

Since the president signed it into law three years ago, the Obama administration has been trying to force feed the widely unpopular Affordable Health Care Act known as Obamacare down the throats of the American people. But while they've been preaching to the masses, more cracks are developing in the law almost daily.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

You've heard the term "sticker shock?"

It's what you experience when you look at the prices on new cars.

The federal government, the lawmakers who passed Obamacare, are now bracing us for "rate shock."

About half the people who now buy their own health insurance – and potentially would face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama's health care law – would qualify for federal tax credits to offset rate shock, according to a new private study.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We just learned that both violent and property crimes have reduced by nearly half over the past 20 years, but you wouldn't know that from the recent major headlines, one of which occurred in our backyard.

In Monroe County a week ago, a troubled property owner, angry about being forced from the Ross Township property he had been living on, brought a cache of guns to a township meeting and opened fire, killing the township zoning officer and two residents.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Most people don't know it, but there's something special about Bowmanstown this year. It hasn't been highly publicized. In fact, as far as we know, there's no celebration for this extraordinary occasion.

The borough turns 100 this year.

According to the Bowmanstown Borough Authority's Web site, the borough was incorporated as a borough of Nov. 29, 1913.

The Web site states:

Monday, August 12, 2013

Politicians are thankful - and fortunate - that most Americans are willing to forgive.

When that behavior is deliberate and the deception becomes chronic, however, there is a shorter leash. Anthony Weiner is experiencing that after repeatedly disgracing himself and his family with his sick personal life.