Giving thanks

Dogpound November 26, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the holidays in the Dogpound. I am not sure if we will have an issue or not with Thanksgiving being on Thursday, but I will dutifully prepare one.  Either way I am, for the first time in a while, on time for a holiday... Read more
Editor: So let’s just put a halt to this “Courthouse Landing” proposal until “negotiations” are complete on the Chesterfield EDA 59-acre property so that citizens may be informed of just what the “deal” is between the EDA and the developer! Oh, and let’s not forget the FAA Flight Path... Read more
Editor: The Board of Supervisors missed the point in their approval of Carvana for Woods Edge road. Yes, the usage of the actual property is not bad; yes, there is a buffer; and yes, the noise is contained. But the sight and the sound could only affect, at most,... Read more
I was recently asked to contribute to a cookbook that uses garlic in every recipe. I wrote the foreward and cooking tips. The book, “Aglio Garlic Lover’s Cookbook” by Arabelle Publishing of Chesterfield, includes savory and sweet recipes for everyday meals and special occasions. Never thought I would see... Read more
Whether it be juvenile firesetting, near drowning or children left in a car, each of these results from a lack of parental supervision. For the youngest child, it is easy to see the need for parental supervision. Parenting is a 24/7 job, with minimal time for you. Moms and... Read more


CommentaryDogpound November 12, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I recently had the opportunity to go to a show that was a tribute to Neil Diamond. I had heard of this place before, a lot of good shows and performers, but never had the opportunity to actual... Read more
My opponent, Tim McPeters, purchased a full-page ad in last week’s Village News in which he criticized me personally and professionally in an attempt to convince citizens to vote for him. In the ad, he also disclosed my home address, which I consider completely unethical and, frankly, shameful. I... Read more
It was 80 degrees on Oct. 31, but cold temperatures are coming. It was supposed to be at or around freezing on Sunday morning, Nov. 3. Whether we are ready for cold weather or not, our heating systems must be ready, or we will literally be left in the... Read more
Halloween in the Dogpound
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. As of this writing we just finished Halloween. The town where I live (Sullivan, Ind.) actually had its trick or treat night on Wednesday, not Thursday, in part due to the bad weather that was forecast. Temperatures were... Read more
In the past couple of weeks, fire units have responded to a number of fire incidents, but there are two that I want to focus on. The first fire occurred in a crawl space involving a hot water heater. The second fire occurred in an attic. The attic and... Read more