INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. senators take this oath: "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

It is almost September and classes have begun or are about to start. We detect some reluctance in students, but not in adds for school supplies or with summer-weary parents. Parents and retailers are more than ready. For teachers as well, there is inevitably an autumn bounce in starting anew and getting it right this year.

With Pendleton’s leaders torn between promoting economic growth and preserving a small-town quality of life, it is fortunate that a comprehensive plan for controlled growth and development is in place.

The Republican state representative from Seymour knows so many things that he never needs to apologize, except grudgingly, or acknowledge that he has made a mistake.

Polls show clear majorities favor action on gun control

Those who follow politics in America and around the world are not naive about the challenges of reaching solutions to perplexing problems.

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One of the things I am always looking to do as a history teacher is to sprinkle in as much current events content as I can. As I wrote a few weeks ago, we are all in the same River of History as every person who came before us and all who will come after us.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

TH North grad wins honor for pole vaulting at ISU

Kylie Hutson liked climbing trees and spinning her body as a gymnast and tumbler while growing up in Terre Haute.

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NEW PARIS [mdash] Doris Marie Runyan, 84, died Wednesday. Surviving are son, Jack (Laura) Runyan Jr.; five grandchildren; and brother, Douglas (Audrey) Truex. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Sunday, with the service following at 2 p.m., all at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen.

GOSHEN [mdash] Elias R. Martin, 34, Goshen, died at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at South Bend Memorial Hospital, from injuries received after a fall Monday morning in Culver. He was born June 19, 1995, at home in Goshen, to Glenn and Rhoda (Ramer) Martin. Elias lived his lifetime in this a…

SHIPSHEWANA [mdash] Sandra Felder, 70, of Shipshewana, died Friday, Aug. 9. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 followed by a 5 p.m. memorial service at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.