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Ticks are tiny, external parasites found in wooded areas that live by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds and sometimes reptiles and amphibians.  Although ticks are commonly thought of … more
Veterans Day honors the men and women of the United States Armed Forces past and present. Memorial Day honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. As to where all who have served in the … more
​​ This weekend, many Christian churches celebrate Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. We find the story of this at the beginning of chapter 2 of the Acts of the Apostles. “ … more
Chocolate is a favorite food of many people across the world.  It is tasty, rich in carbohydrates, an excellent source of quick energy and it contains minute amounts of stimulating … more
Last Friday morning, the city of Blair was thrust into the spotlight for something that hadn’t occurred here in 40 years. A Council Bluffs man, whose name is now widely known and will not … more
There was a half hour left to the second round of the budget debate on LB 814 when we started discussing the topic of water last week. I brought an amendment in a final attempt to convince the … more
Last Friday, as a Blair Police Chaplain, I was called by the Police Chief to the scene of the violent murder of a 34-year-old Blair man whose sister was also shot. While it was an honor to serve … more
The nutria (aka coypu) is a large rat-like, semiaquatic, herbivorous mammal that is well-equipped for aquatic life, with its webbed hind feet.  They strongly resemble beavers, but have … more
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