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Paper Airplanes

April 17, 2019 If you read my columns you know I am inclined to reminisce about my past. And usually it’s my history here in Wetzel County. more »»

Elvis Comes to the Lincoln

March 28, 2019 In August of 1954 a young man’s first recorded songs were about to change music history. In Memphis, Elvis Presley burst into the world of rock-n-roll, and it would never be the same again. more »»

Our Five Senses

March 20, 2019 We go about our daily lives not giving much thought to our ability to see, hear, taste, smell and touch. We simply take these five senses for granted. more »»

Where Heroes Once Stood

March 6, 2019 Growing up in the 1950s, I remember the coming of television into our home. For television and me, we kind of started out together. more »»


February 13, 2019 You may have missed the story on the evening news, but it was reported that the small traditional candy hearts imprinted with romantic words may not be sold this year. more »»

Angel With One Wing: Part 4

December 26, 2018 In Jimmy’s mind he was in a place he did not recognize. His pain had lessened and no longer consumed his thoughts. The mountainside where he was lost, last night, now seemed far awa. more »»

Angel With One Wing: Part Three

December 19, 2018 The brilliant light that surrounded Emma quickly faded. Only the glow of her halo illuminated her presence. more »»

Angel With One Wing: Part 2

December 12, 2018 The night air in the Afghanistan Mountains had a cold touch of frost. Above the high barren hills, the cloudless heavens allowed the heat of the day to slip skyward. more »»

Angel With One Wing: Part 1 of 4

December 5, 2018 You first need to believe that angels really exist. You also must believe angels sometimes come from beyond the clouds and travel to earth when we need them. more »»

An Open Letter From Mr. Thomas Turkey

November 21, 2018 By Thomas Turkey I have taken pen in wing to write this letter to all of you who may be anticipating tomorrow’s meal of roasted turkey. more »»

A Night Inside The Lincoln Theater Alone: Part Two

October 31, 2018 On a rainy evening not long ago, I undertook a research project into the world of ghosts and things that go bump in the night. To be honest, I undertook this project with a good bit of skepticism. more »»

The Lincoln Theater After Dark: Part One

October 24, 2018 Last summer Earl Yost donated an original painting to the Lincoln Theater. I accompanied him to take a picture of the presentation to Bev Gibb, director of the city’s parks and recreation departmen. more »»

In Search of Mary’s Ghost

October 17, 2018 Last week, I conveyed to you the story told to me by Wayne McCaskey about the ghost in the iron fence at the old Williamson Cemetery. more »»


October 10, 2018 As you have already noticed, I have shared the credits for this week’s story with Wayne McCaskey. I had the pleasure of knowing Wayne from working with him and also outside of the plant. more »»

Storytellers I Have Known

October 3, 2018 I have always thought of myself to be more of a storyteller than a writer. In my judgement, a writer knows the difference between a verb and adverb, noun and a pronoun. more »»

Welcome Fall

September 19, 2018 When preparing my stories, I try and keep them upbeat and enjoyable. With that thought I begin writing my story for you to read this the last week of summer. more »»


September 5, 2018 Every day, each of us goes about our daily lives not giving much thought to how much water we drink. When I asked how much water a person is recommended to drink each day, some do not know. more »»

Driveabout America: Part 8

August 15, 2018 As we began the last leg of our journey eastward, we saw a sign inviting us to visit Wall, South Dakota. If you have never heard of town of Wall, I will tell you a little of its histor. more »»

Driveabout America: Part Six

August 1, 2018 With Yellowstone in our rear view mirror, we headed out of the Big Horn Mountains towards South Dakota. more »»

Driveabout America: Part 4

July 18, 2018 Mary and I had been on the road for nearly 2300 miles when we headed out from Fort Collins, Colorad. more »»



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