Father’s Day — One dad’s story

Father’s Day — One dad’s story

The role of fathers continues to change in American society with divorce, single parents, sperm donors, incarceration and a host of factors that mean ...

June 20th, 2020 |  


Democracy is an illusion without access to ballot for all citizens

Democracy is an illusion without access to ballot for all citizens

Nothing in American history has done more to put a lie to what this nation is supposed to stand for than the pernicious efforts to suppress the vote.I...

June 19th, 2020 |  


Beating the summer heat

Beating the summer heat

These summer days really are pressing in. I forgot how muggy it could get in Southern Illinois! Thankfully the children don’t seem to mind the h...

June 19th, 2020 |  



Fran’s favorites: Grandma Hawkins’ Hickory Nut Cake

Fran’s favorites: Grandma Hawkins’ Hickory Nut Cake

Two weeks ago Mike and I went to the Ohio State Fairgrounds to plant a new tree in the Governor’s Grove, which is a beautiful area of the fairgr...

June 17th, 2020 |  


Vitamin D and COVID-19

Vitamin D and COVID-19

Dear Readers: As scientists work tirelessly to find a treatment and a vaccine for the coronavirus, a common supplement has come to light as a possible...

June 13th, 2020 |  


The more, the merrier

The more, the merrier

This week I’d like to introduce you to our two new pets at the Yoder household.Gumdrop has captured all of our hearts. We were all eagerly waiti...

June 12th, 2020 |  


We matter, too

We matter, too

SIDNEY — The reality of living in a perfect world is a statement that is far from the truth. Although many of us would like to believe that ever...

June 8th, 2020 |  


Shelby County Board of DD still hard at work

Shelby County Board of DD still hard at work

Things sure look different around the offices at the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD). With the exception of Wilma Valentine Chi...

June 6th, 2020 |  


Bouncing back from weight gain

Bouncing back from weight gain

Dear Dietitian,During the COVID-19 quarantine, I’ve gained a few pounds and wiped out all the progress I’ve made over the past year. How c...

June 6th, 2020 |  


Reader responds to recent, past editorials

To the editor:After reading four guest editorials this past year in the SDN, openly critical of President Trump,I decided to present a different persp...

June 5th, 2020 |