Scrapping another column together
I once heard a fascinating story of an electrician. Every night after work, he gathered all of the scrap pieces of wire from the job site, and throw them in his truck. Then at night, he’d sit watch-ing his favorite television shows, and strip all of the plastic insulation from the wire, leaving be-hind only…Read More
A promise is a promise, and you made a promise to get more exercise in the New Year
by John Grimaldi Editorial contributor, the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] So your kids got you to promise to exercise more in 2022 during the festivities of the holiday season. You couldn’t resist. After all, you agreed because you love them but now you either disappoint them and take it easy or convince yourself…Read More
Can ‘adaptogens” relieve stresses from COVID-19?
by John Grimaldi Editorial contributor, the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] The world has been in a state of extreme stress for nearly two years now since the breakout of the COVID pandemic. Sadly, there appears to be no end in sight. We may not be able to do anything about the cause but,…Read More
Ask Rusty – I have Medicare Advantage – Why is a Medicare premium deducted from my Social Security?
Dear Rusty: My wife and I have a Medicare Advantage Plan, and we do not use Medicare for our claims. However, we still have the Medicare premium deducted from our Social Security checks. Is this correct? Signed: Wondering Dear Wondering: If, after age 65, you choose to take Medicare outpatient coverage of any kind you…Read More
The nine Boilermaker transfers impact on team’s victories
If there was any doubt how important the transfer portal will be to college football, look no further than Michigan State.The Spartans finished with 11 victories, nine more than the COVID-shortened 2020 season, and the foundation for that record-setting turnaround was 20 transfers. Kenneth Walker III led that transfer class and powered the Michigan State…Read More
Wolfsie talks of surfing the internet ’til you drop
I did something this year for the first time in the history of my 40-year marriage. I guess I was going through a kind of (late) mid-life crisis and I needed a little novelty in my life. I had heard that unless I was careful, I could end up with a bad virus. That was…Read More
This, that and pondering ‘tuthers . . .
Just scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Alfred E. Neuman . . . * * * WOW, IT’S amazing how life changing a . . . life-changing event is (careful, no one ever accused me of being the smartest guy in the room). For those who don’t follow these weekly ramblings, I had a heart…Read More
McMillan’s: The end of an era
McMillan’s Auto Care & Towing in downtown Noblesville has been serving and chatting up customers for more than 35 years. The family business — owned by Chuck and Dotty McMillan of Noblesville — has been a place where folks take their cars to get auto-repair service for more than three decades. The father-and-son team of…Read More
Talking about Murder at the Model Mill
About this time, 120 years ago, the talk of the town was one of the most heinous murders ever to take place in Hamilton County, a crime so infamous, it made newspapers around the country. The victim was a 27 year-old Richmond, Virginia native named John Seay. Seay had come here seven years earlier to…Read More
Remembering those we lost in 2021
While every birth and death is significant, The Times remembers some of those who we lost in 2021, from ages 17 to 99: Paul Edward Woodward, 96, Noblesville, died Dec. 3, 2021. He served as an MP in the U.S. Army in Hawaii during World War II. He was a Hamilton County Co-Op director, 4-H…Read More