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Through The Lens: A Page In History

March 25, 2020 A few days ago, I came into town early. My goal was to go to the grocery store and pick up a few things Mary and I needed. more »»

Through The Lens: Influenza And History

March 11, 2020 Recently, I saw someone with a medical mask covering their face. more »»

Through The Lens: From My Cold Dead Hands

February 26, 2020 My story this week is titled “From My Cold Dead Hands”. You may now be thinking this column is about our Second Amendment rights to own a firearm. more »»

Songs of Summer

February 18, 2020 If you were passing by the Lincoln Theater last Saturday night you would have heard the sounds of Beach Boy music. more »»

Through The Lens: High Crimes and Misdemeanors

February 11, 2020 Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock, you have heard the word “impeachment” a great many times recently. more »»

Through The Lens: Kiss Kiss

February 11, 2020 February has arrived and you know what that means, the Super Bowl game is over and Kansas City wo. more »»

Through The Lens: High Crimes and Misdemeanors

February 4, 2020 Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock, you have heard the word “impeachment” a great many times recently. more »»

Through The Lens: Bundleman Pt. 4

January 29, 2020 In the morning light, the station came to life with the comings and goings of people. Patrick worked up the courage to ask one of the station workers about the address on the tattered letter. more »»

Through The Lens: Bundleman Pt. 3

January 21, 2020 Patrick’s trip was uneventful as the train moved toward its destination. The ticket he purchased gave the train workers the ability to keep him on the right tracks. more »»

Through The Lens: Bundleman Pt. 2

January 15, 2020 As morning light arrived, the cargo ship’s engines began to slow upon entering New York Harbor. The small man was now surrounded by those he’d left sleeping just a few hours before. more »»

Through the Lens: Bundleman Pt. 1

January 7, 2020 In the large room, the single light over the door was the only illumination of the cargo held within the closed space. more »»

Through The Lens: Christmas Around the World

December 24, 2019 Today is December the 25. The day each year in this country we celebrate Christmas. The tradition of Christmas goes back long before our country was known to the world. more »»

Through The Lens: The Forgotten Battleship

December 3, 2019 My column today is a story that has almost disappeared into the footnotes of our country’s history. It is the story of the battleship USS Utah. more »»

Through The Lens: Thanksgiving Nostalgia

November 26, 2019 Tomorrow is Thanksgiving 2019, it is late this year. That means Christmas is only three weeks away. So, if you haven’t gotten your Christmas shopping started, you are a week behind. more »»

Through The Lens: Letters to Veterans

November 20, 2019 Recently, I attended a Veteran’s program at the New Martinsville Middle School. By the time the program began, I estimated nearly fifty veterans were going to be in attendance. more »»

Through the Lens: The Jug

November 13, 2019 Not long ago, local artist E. Stanley Yost presented Gladys (Fletcher) Gregg with the original framed painting of the roadside stop, known as “The Jug. more »»

Through The Lens: Above the Riffle: Part 3

October 22, 2019 The next day Sam raced to return to the place above the riffle. But it was different than ever before. He did not stop and play in the water that swirled behind the stones. more »»

Through The Lens: Above the Riffle: Part 2

October 15, 2019 It was early June and the school year had just ended. more »»

Through The Lens: Looking at a Classic Chevy

September 24, 2019 Recently my column mentioned the AM radio in my old car. That car was a 1956 two door Chevy. more »»

Through The Lens: A Passage Into History

August 14, 2019 Last Saturday was among summer’s nicest days so far. Blue skies with soft clouds along with temperatures in the mid-seventies made it a perfect day for a river cruise. more »»

 
 
 

 

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