Columns

The Shepard Calls
Vacation Bible School---It’s Never Over   The church where I serve as interim pastor just completed Vacation Bible School. It is the first one...


Tim Remole
It’s been so nice to travel the district talking to so many people this season, and attending parades that will continue throughout the remainder...


Heartland Headlines, August 14
By Kathy Nickerson We are enjoying a new service in the Heartland community. C&R Landscaping employs gentlemen who are taking part in the Men’s Recovery Center, and they...
GIFFORD ITEMS
“ A real scorcher” is a good way to describe the intense heat and little rain at this time. The ground is experiencing large cracks. We have to...


Bits from Bucklin
MEET THE SHANK FAMILY: Pastor Michael Shank has accepted the position as full time pastor at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church north of Bucklin. ...


Did you know?
Standing water is a common sight at many homes during summer. Rainstorms may not last as long in summer as they do during other times of year, but the water they leave...
Did you know?
The American Occupational Therapy Association says more than 55 percent of the 79 million students in the United States are carrying backpacks that are too heavy. Backpacks...
Letter to the Editor from Former Military and Madison Resident,...
Due to all the nasty letters, comments, threats, whatever you want to call them, on the redistricting of school zones regarding the children...


Villa News
We have sure enjoyed the beautiful weather this week. Many of the residents have taken advantage of the cooler mornings and visited on the back...


Letter to the Editor from Shelby County R-lV Special Education...
Dear Editor, For those who do not know me, I am Charlene Brengle. I graduated from South Shelby in 2008, and my husband, Jason Brengle,...


Step Back in Time
From The Couch Potato’s Guide to Macon City and Hudson Volume I By Merlyn Amidei Tid-Bits from past Augusts 100 years ago from the Macon Republican 1906 Time young...
Letter to the Editor from Former Macon County Legal Clerk and Macon...
Dear Editor; My name is Rhonda Crow. My husband and I live in Macon. My husband has lived here all his life and I have lived here for 46 years....


Letter to the Editor from Former Educator and Macon Resident, Lola...
Dear Editor, As a teacher who taught 25 years in the Shelby County R-4 school district while living for 35 years and raising graduates of the...


Letter to the Editor from South Shelby Student and Clarence...
Editor, "A house divided against itself cannot stand" was once said by Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln had to deal with the division when he...


Letter to the Editor from Former School Librarian and Clarence...
Dear Editor, After listening, observing, and praying, I feel reluctantly compelled to exert my right, responsibility and obligation to speak...