In the last ten years or so we started a winter family tradition of listening to old-time radio dramas by candlelight. This tradition helps to burn off any gloom or bleakness that may immediately follow the holidays making the winter months cozy and bright.

Despite the best efforts of a bi-partisan coalition to stop them, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House has passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump, 230-197, without a single Republican vote.

Now there’s a title that is sure to set off a round of random public verbal attacks. It doesn’t take much these days. Have we lost our collective sense of humor?

For starters this week, I would like to extend some well deserved recognition. We should all be very thankful for our firefighters, ambulance workers and police. They never know when they might be called upon to risk their lives for others. In our area, firefighters and some ambulance worker…

It’s that time of decade again, the taking of the federal census. While the Census Bureau bureaucracy itself operates 24/7/365, it needs temporary help during the decentennial count. Those temporary workers look a lot like you and me.

Studying agriculture prior to industrialization reveals a system that hinged on livestock. The domestic herbivore was valued by society at the highest level because the beasts represented mobile, self-duplicating, self-feeding, nutrient dense meat, milk, fertilizer and hides. To own stock wa…

Welcome one and all to 2020. As is usually the case at the end of the year, Rimersburg Rules has some thoughts and doesn’t hesitate to force them upon you.

Mom just celebrated her 89th birthday last week. A rambling conversation with her during a visit often turns up some interesting small tales from the valley in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Well, Christmas “present” has now become Christmas “past” and the New Year of 2020 has dawned. Most of us took a moment to reflect on our lives, count our blessings, ponder our past and set goals for our future. We mentally zoom out from the focus of our daily activities and look at the over…