Fourman death a shocker

I can't explain the shock I felt when I learned of the news that good friend Sharon Rismiller Fourman had died this past Monday. Yes,...

Ackley Cartoon 2-18-18

Will FISA write the epitaph of the Fourth Amendment?

Although Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was just reauthorized for six years, I joined a broad coalition of Republicans and...

Ackley Cartoon 2-11-18

Take care of that health

It was my understanding that freezing temperatures would kill germs. It seems like more and more people are getting ill with the flu and...

Ackley Cartoon 2-4-18

Ackley Cartoon 1-28-18

BBBS lets kids know people care about them

Mentoring guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and...

Not seeing clearly yet

Just hours before I prepared this column, I was thinking how grateful son Jamie and I are to have made it through another bout...

Ackley Cartoon 1-21-18

Little Ryans debate, but the wife wins

As much as I want to be successful in everything I do, I continue to be inept when it comes to certain home improvement...

Ackley Cartoon 1-14-18

Reflecting on ’17, looking forward to ’18

We're already into a week of 2018, and the time has given me an opportunity to reflect on my life. The highlight of 2017 for...

Readers Write – Fish Mitten Tree

Dear friends, Thanks to the generous spirit of the people of our community, the Fish Mitten Tree has once again provided mittens and gloves to...

I resolve not to scowl as much

The 2017 version of Christmas is over and I did my best to be joyful, cheerful, encouraging and nice. All of that smiling and...

Ackley Cartoon 12-31-17

New year, new beginnings and broken resolutions

2017 is about to expire, and as most of us do, we look back on the past year.  We look back hopefully so we...

Moody matriarch turning 90

Christmas Eve is upon us and I hope everyone out there celebrates safely. It's been somewhat of a good year but I will expand...