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Community gardens at a crossroads

October 11, 2014 It’s time to clean up and shut down the Fourth Ward Community Garden on the site of the historic family garden at the Kump Center. more »»

Many blessings come to us throughout our lives

October 11, 2014 Before I write any of these columns for the paper, I pray about it. I want the subject to be one that touches people’s hearts in some positive way. more »»

Philippi mars historic rail line

October 11, 2014 Railroads have always been a fascinating part of West Virginia’s history. Railroad companies built a vast network to haul coal and timber. more »»

Keep the Mountain State safe

October 11, 2014 We often hear stories on the evening news and read articles in national newspapers about areas of our country that have experienced devastation caused by wildfires. more »»

Obama needs to show initiative

October 11, 2014 Woodrow Wilson remarked at the beginning of his administration that it would be “an irony of history,” if he was to be remembered primarily for foreign policy. more »»

What you need to know ahead of Medicare open enrollment

October 11, 2014 Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of the election of President Lyndon Johnson, who campaigned on the promise to create a system to provide health care insurance for older Americans. more »»

Stay out of my town!

October 10, 2014 We all recognize the image as a comic cliche — a grumpy old man standing on his porch, yelling at the kids in his neighborhood to “stay out of my yard!” That’s the picture that came to mind last wee... more »»

Manchin more like Bill than Hillary

October 10, 2014 A modest proposal has been quietly buzzing through the news and the Internet over the idea of Joe Manchin running for president. more »»

Polls can cause confusion

October 7, 2014 If reputable pollsters are to be believed, Natalie Tennant is closing the gap on Rep. Shelley Capito. The two are vying for a Senate seat from West Virginia. more »»

Fretting does much damage but no good

October 4, 2014 You may be wrapping up the festivities of the Forest Festival and your mind begins to dart to and fro. more »»

Entrepreneurs of Elkins in the 1930s

October 4, 2014 We have been working for weeks on our Exhibit of 1930s Forest Festival Memories at Kump Center. Today will be the last day this exhibit will be open to the publi. more »»

Mount Liberty Fall Festival slated in Barbour for Oct. 18

October 4, 2014 Hello and happy fall from Barbour County! Last weekend, I traveled through the mountains to the small town of Davis for my son to run in the 5K Run For It. more »»

No theme for this midterm

October 4, 2014 Very few midterms have a central theme and this one is no exception. more »»

Taking the Farmer’s Market Trails

October 4, 2014 Long-awaited moments have arrived and our hills are bursting forth with their autumn amazement as imagery goes through its chameleon-like transformation and provides all the color we need to fill ou... more »»

Boos and Applause

October 4, 2014 Applause to local health agencies distributing information about enterovirus D68. more »»

Common sense not so common now

October 3, 2014 It’s been said you can’t legislate common sense. But you certainly can enact legislation to ban its use. more »»

Exciting things are happening in W.Va.

September 30, 2014 While recently visiting the Heartland Intermodal Gateway that is under construction in Prichard, I noted that our state is making history in Wayne Count. more »»

Tennant’s flaky friends

September 30, 2014 With a single exception, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives races in West Virginia are foregone conclusions, the experts with big money to spend seem to have decided. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W. more »»

That first RMD from your IRA

September 29, 2014 When you reach age 70½, the IRS instructs you to start making withdrawals from your Traditional IRA(s). These IRA withdrawals are also called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs. more »»

Mountain lion and the ‘cat dog’

September 27, 2014 Readers may or may not remember the Daily Grind from a few years ago, and my documenting accounts of “Lilly” the mountain lion. more »»

 
 
 

 

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