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The Deadly Kurtz Saloon Brawl of 1892: The Shooting

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(This is the third of a series about an incident in Kurtz in the northwestern part of Jackson County)

Feel empowered to let your light shine

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By Matt Nicholson I want you to take a second and remember a time you felt empowered. Before I expand more on this thought, let me...

Suffering is a part of Christian life

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By Steve Greene A group of men are walking along a dusty road. A beggar is sitting beside the road. He is a blind man. He...

The Constitution: A triumph of compromise

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By Mark Franke Compromise. This word wouldn’t score well on a favorability scale these days. People today, and not just politicians, seem to pride themselves...

Poll surveys attitudes on crime, COVID and charters

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By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz When it comes to crime, if you think the city of Indianapolis is less safe than it was last year, you’re not...

Flying is back to normal: awful

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by Leo Morris SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE OF WIMBERLEY, Texas I’m sitting on the deck at the Roadrunner Ranch, my brother’s place in Texas' Hill Country. The good news...

We die a little every day

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By The Rev. Jeremy Myers I am dying. I was confronted with this difficult and startling truth on my first Sunday at First Baptist Church...

Twenty years on, there’s still work to do

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By Lee Hamilton As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about the 9/11 Commission, which I co-chaired...

It’s OK to talk about suicide

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By Becky Stoll Navigating your own mental wellness can be hard, but helping navigate mental health challenges of a friend or loved one can be...

Holcomb wants Afghans to “fall in love” with Indiana

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By Margaret Menge Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said recently that he wants to help Afghan refugees coming to southern Indiana to resettle in the state...