Elkhart and Kosciusko Edition

How to enjoy winter activities safely

USA.gov offers these tips to stay safe while enjoying all that winter has to offer.

Beware of scams

Scams are abounding in the area with area police agencies along with some state’s attorney general’s office encouraging individuals to use extreme caution.

An Anchorage trolley tour

Alaska has the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world. We managed to see two while we were in our 49th state — one from a bus window and one when we stopped to take photos.

Do you accurately remember what the doctor said?

Dozens of surveys have shown that by the time patients get home from their doctors’ appointments, they’ve either forgotten or misinterpreted 40 percent to 80 percent of what their doctors told them.

Mohs method allows better cosmetic result

Mohs is not for every kind of skin cancer and that’s something your doctor can explain. However, the Mohs procedure is certainly an approach that is worth discussing and not just for those for whom “their faces are their fortunes” as they say.

Heading home for the holidays; know Alzheimer's warning signs

In addition to a new dessert recipe or family vacation photos, bring an important gift home this holiday season and become educated about the warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Traditional service a favorite for Byler

Music is a major component of the Christmas season, and each year, Michelle Byler plays a major role in setting the seasonal mood at her church.

Couple's collection is always festive

It does not take much to get a large collection going; just a little interest and a lot of time. That is how Mary Jane and Bob Pontius of Elkhart started collecting antique glass candlestick holders. It began with a set of green Depression glass dishes.....

Boothby calls the shots

When Dave Boothby steps on to the basketball or volleyball court, baseball diamond or even the deck of a school swimming pool, the game is in his hands. He’s the official, the referee or the “arbiter” as his role is sometimes called.

The Lindberghs and the Country Boy - part 2

This is the second of a two-part series.


Wish these people a very happy birthday this month!

Why a group of mature Mennonite women call themselves girls

This is the third in a series of four columns on Mennonite cooking

Little town of Bethlehem part of New Paris resident's holiday decor

For Carol Smoker of New Paris, the little town of Bethlehem is a favorite part of her holiday decorating. She estimated her village contains more than 100 individual pieces, including animals, people, rocks, trees and other minute props.

In search of sourdough and wild berries

Just minutes from downtown Anchorage is a fun place to visit. The Sourdough Mining Co., and the Alaska Wild Berry Park are located across the street from one another.

Tai Chi provides several benefits for seniors

Tai Chi holds many benefits, particularly for seniors from building strength to helping with balance and coordination.