Our View: Maybe it’s time for old bridge to go?

Last week, this newspaper published a story about what seems destined to be a battle over the fate of the old Burnt Mill Bridge near Robbins. The bridge —...

Guest Viewpoint: Legislation will fuel opioid epidemic

By George Karavetsos Consumers better think twice before clicking "purchase" on an internet pharmacy's site. The International Police Organization and regulators and law enforcement from around the world just conducted a...

Garrett: Remembering the Blizzard of ’93

They called it “Riday.” The concept? Friday without an F. At the end of every six-week grading period, Robbins School would hold Riday for students who didn’t have an...

Garrett: It’s time to get serious about securing our schools

As the sounds of the gunshots inside Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. reverberate throughout America and shake our society to its core, I can’t help feeling...

Garrett: A new day, but not a new direction for community newspaper

Eighteen years ago, I sat down and wrote a letter to Independent Herald editor Paul Roy, asking him for the opportunity to write a weekly outdoors column for his...

Oden: Ardmore company made hoop cheese and helped farmers

Google mapped a convoluted path to our destination, but I probably would have found it – eventually. The problem was apparent. The smartphone’s female navigator voice confirmed our arrival,...

Garrett: On bleacher butt prevention, giving in and giving up

It’s been less than a year since I wrote — mostly tongue-in-cheek — about Bleacher Butt Syndrome, a real condition that is described at length by the University of...

Oden: Dragonfly bus brings back memories of aspiring ‘hippieness’

Way back in the day when I had shoulder-length hair, wore bell-bottom jeans, and played electric guitar in a garage band, my aspiration was to buy a Volkswagen microbus...

Garrett: We’re too quick to link weather to climate change

I’m not a climate change denier. It’s fair to say that I’m a skeptic — if only because I’m not convinced the warmth that is currently flooding the globe is...

Garrett: Cold stops being fun as you get older

I hate cold weather. It isn’t a deep, abiding, despise-it-with-every-fiber-of-my-being hate. Not yet, at least. But it’s getting there. The older I get, the harder it is for me to get along...

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