Your Turn/Dan Lohnes
Your Turn

Your Turn/Dan Lohnes

Dr. Dan Lohnes, 62, is a veterinarian at Country View Veterinary Service in Barry and Payson. He is a Christian and a missionary, using his God-given skills to help people and their animals here and in Olancho, Honduras.

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Meet September's 'Morons of the Month' winners
Steve Eighinger

Meet September's 'Morons of the Month' winners

The kids are back in school, the leaves will soon begin to change, and footballs are flying everywhere. It's September, and autumn and all of its trappings are definitely a topic of conversation. So are the "Morons of the Month," who prove a simple change

Some weird town names around the world
Steve Eighinger

Some weird town names around the world

The conversation started when Kathy and I were researching an upcoming trip to watch one of the grandkids run in a cross country meet. We came across the town of Sandwich, which is in the northern part of the state and always brings a smile to my face.

Your Turn/Amy Looten
Your Turn

Your Turn/Amy Looten

Amy Looten, 55, is senior vice president of marketing and business development at HOMEBANK. She has been married to Steve Looten for 34 years and cannot remember life before him. They have two grown sons, who (surprisingly enough) have turned out to be ve

4.22 years? That would be optimistic at best
Steve Eighinger

4.22 years? That would be optimistic at best

Research is an integral part of the life of any reporter, but what the general public may not realize is much of that fact-finding never finds its way into print. Here are some examples of information I have recently come across that I had no need for in

Fall is the best season for TV shows
Steve Eighinger

Fall is the best season for TV shows

Granted, my memory can be a bit fuzzy at times as senior citizenship approaches, but I think it was at some point in the early-to-mid 1960s I began to fully appreciate the arrival of September.

Your Turn/Elaine Ferguson
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Your Turn/Elaine Ferguson

Elaine Chapin Ferguson, 68, is a retired elementary school teacher, who taught at Nauvoo-Colusa for 34 years. She taught mostly kindergarten and first grade, but taught all grades, except fourth, at one time or another. She and her husband Tom have two so

The more things change, the more they stay the same ... well, kind of, anyway
Steve Eighinger

The more things change, the more they stay the same ... well, kind of, anyway

Labor Day weekend always has a strange feel to it. Part of me is always saddened, because this is the unofficial final punctuation point for summer. But another part of me is always ecstatic, because Labor Day weekend traditionally rings in the high schoo

'Things get complicated when you get past 18'
Steve Eighinger

'Things get complicated when you get past 18'

Every time I hear "The Class of '57" by the Statler Brothers it makes me think. And these days, I'm thinking about those lyrics even more. Like most country classics, "The Class of '57" is sad. Unfulfilled dreams and stories of broken hearts fill the vers

Your Turn/JoEllen Randall
Your Turn

Your Turn/JoEllen Randall

JoEllen Randall and her husband Tom have been married 43 years and have a 13-year-old golden retriever, Millee. Randall loves the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. Her primary activity is bicycling and various outdoor activities.