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Why is it that the 31 days of January pass so slowly? I guess it’s because it follows my two favorite Holiday months. The month of January does not have a whole lot of things going on to look … more
I never know what Charlie is going to find at the farmhouse that has been packed away and forgotten about.  Last week he brought home a box of VCR tapes and a VCR player.  Charlie was like a kid … more
It seems that a common mindset of people today is “putting yourself before others is selfish.” I think that idea can sometimes be a very toxic mindset. While being selfless and giving are usually … more
Wind and solar power are great things and when properly integrated into the fabric of things. In Burt County, we have the potential to go from a few small turbines scattered around to being … more
Oakland’s new dangerous dog ordinance singles out a few specific breeds, namely pit bulls, rottweilers, and Doberman pinscher or any mixed breed.  Is this fair or even necessary? It's an … more
A while ago Curt asked me to do a weekly Human-Interest story.  During the cold winter months, I haven’t done a very good job with what I thought I could do.  Coming up with weekly … more
Visiting with friends, the topic of Daylight Savings Time came up and someone made the comment, “the sun shines the same number of hours a day and the hands of the clock aren’t going to change … more
Being a city kid, I didn’t even know what a county fair was until I was 13.  At that time, it was all about the midway and the girls.  This city kid had no chance of hooking up with the cute … more
Dear Editor, Only a month ago, I was oblivious like many others in Burt County, regarding the plans to build massive wind turbines in our beautiful county. A New York based company, Con Edison, … more
  A feeling of accomplishment is a good feeling.  I just finished up creating a video promoting Decatur and all the things the community has to offer.  Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures … more
There are many activities that I have enjoyed throughout high school, but there is one that has had a major influence on my life for the past three years. When I was a freshman, I had no idea how … more
Debbie Krutilek Lyons Mirror-Sun Wouldn’t it be nice if the childhood taunt, “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” could really happen? It would sure make it easier to determine who is being honest … more
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