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Dale Carter: A go-karter’s formula for success

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s a hot early-summer day, but Dale Carter’s wearing a fire-retardant red jumpsuit, black gloves, a full protective helmet and a neck wrap. With his…

After caring for other people’s kids for 22 years, it’s time

By David Knopf, News Editor If you look into Jo Ann Barringhaus’s eyes, you can see the fatigue. After 22 years watching the children of working families, she’s ready to…

18-year-old rider has reason to sit tall in the saddle

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s not unusual for 18-year-old Whitney Kincaid to show good posture in the saddle. But after some news she received earlier this month, she’s sitting…

Turkey Season: Answering the call

Turkey Season: Answering the call

Turkey Season: A big prize

Turkey Season: A big prize

Fifth grade field trip: Putting the life back in history

By David Knopf/News Editor There’s nothing sleepy about history, at least the way Hal Middleton and Karen Joiner tell it. Middleton, a former eighth-grade history teacher, and Joiner, a volunteer…

Randall Franks’ Southern Style: Roy Acuff was the King of Country Music

Often in my columns I look back at those who have impacted my life, sometimes by their own involvement in my career, sometimes with their talents shared with the world.…

Rustic living, aromas of wood suit Fleming craftsman

By David Knopf, News Editor Randy Lowenberg looks like he stepped out of Montana cattle country. But in reality, he’s a craftsman who makes rustic, Western-themed furniture in a shop…

Good sign for the Farris Arts District

Rob Swafford calls it “hands-on not-for-profit volunteerism” that he, Tom Bowman, Max Hockemeier and others were engaged in this week. Working with John Long, the Farris buildings and maintenance director,…

Rabbit Tracks: Benefit of loan arrangement ultimately goes to the redneck from Missouri

By Robert Smith, RHS Class of ’57 Editor’s note: This is a story about the common-sense wisdom of Bubba, sent to us by Robert Smith, a local boy who is…