Oden: Beware of generous neighbors bearing tomatoes

I knew they were at home. Cars were in the driveway. Curtains twitched at the windows as if someone had peeked out. I could hear the...

Garrett: Poop and dinner go hand-in-hand with Baby

I had forgotten what it was like to talk about poop over dinner. Except for when our entire family is gathered and I intentionally launch into...

Our View: State’s scaled-back plans for Alberta Street do little to solve problem

Any old farmer worth his salt will tell you that you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. So local motorists should probably...

Garrett: Seed ticks make late summer miserable

I told you a couple of weeks ago that yellow jackets are the satan spawn of the fall season. That’s only partially true. The whole truth is...

Oden: Passing gas and fake news . . . they both stink!

Note to Readers – If discussion of human bodily functions offends you, please be advised that this column deals with a common malady of...

Garrett: Yellow jackets are the curse of late summer

There’s plenty to like about this time of year. Football season has arrived, the first hunting seasons are opening, and we’re starting to experience...

Oden: Cat cheese, loafer guts and cursive writing’s decline

One of my coffee table acquaintances recently remarked on the decline in simple penmanship displayed by so many young people. He had just tried...

Garrett: Solar eclipse was an event worth traveling for

When I experienced a partial solar eclipse as a child, my reaction was — as the hipsters like to say — “meh.” When I experienced...

Oden: There’s nothing wrong with redneck fishing

Howell Raines, former New York Times executive editor and author of several books on fly-fishing and politics, always impressed me, not always positively. He...

Garrett: The importance of vigilant parenting on Monday

When the Scott County School System and the Oneida Special School District opted to dismiss classes prior to the onset of Monday's solar eclipse,...
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