Stepping In and Box Seats

This winter, I found myself glued to my computer screen one Saturday evening. “What are you watching?” my confused roommate asked. “It’s a show choir competition. Kenton is competing soon,” I replied without shifting my gaze from the screen. As my roommate resumed whatever he was doing (and probably certifying…

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Christmas in Our Town

There is absolutely nothing like small-town life. Small-town life at Christmas time is truly one-of-a-kind. Hardin County Courthouse Some call it gorgeous. I call it one of the most remarkable sights you’ll see. Dan Robinson reports in the Kenton Times  that John Jester Times thate display. The current display (which…

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Guest Post: Why I Show

Ohio FFA State Sentinel (and fellow Buckeye) Mallary Caudill shared a really great message this evening, so I thought I would share it with all of you. In advance of our Hardin County Fair, I thought it was especially important. The question is often presented to me as a county fair exhibitor,…

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It’s for Them

It was a crappy and snowy January day. Still energized by the rollercoaster-election of President Trump,  my partner in politics Chase W. Fleece and I had an invitation from this guy named Jon Cross. Dressed in our black suits and ties, we saddled up my old S10 and pointed it toward Mount…

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Water Towers and Infinities

The Fault in Our Stars is a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. It’s a terribly depressing read, but such a great one all at the same time. These quotes won’t make a lot of sense without that context. Highly recommend the novel by John Green. “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be…

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A Tribute to 2017

Before we get going, this is going to be a tough read. I wanted and felt I needed to pay tribute to the year, and to do that we had to unearth some tough topics. Trust me, it was tough to write. I obviously encourage you to read it if…

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To the Winner

(Photo: Sarah Thomas)   Often times, it’s all about those who didn’t win. “Keep trying” and “There’s always next year” are phrases designed to comfort those that didn’t win. There is an ongoing debate of “everyone gets a trophy.” Everyone always offers support to that person without the high honor.…

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