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My Unbased Opinion – September 24

By David O. Heishman – I’ve never been an old man before. No experience with situations I find myself involved in these days. How do I tell what’s normal and what’s not? Aches, pains and physical problems are my present […]

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Welcome to Heritage Weekend

It’s time for antiques, quilts, crafts and history in Hardy County. This weekend there are some 40 historic homes, businesses and churches that will be open to

My Unbased Opinion – September 17

By David O. Heishman – I’m sure Mom must have spanked me some when I was little. I don’t remember a single time she laid a hand

Celebrate Our Library

Back in 1966, Katherine McCoy Fisher wrote about the Hardy County Public Library which had been designated one of six outstanding small libraries in the nation. She

My Unbased Opinion – September 10

By David O. Heishman – Wishing my life away. I caught myself doing it again. Driven by desire for change, I wanted an instant jump into the future. A

The RDA Strikes Again

When we read Steve West’s recent letter to his committee and the community we couldn’t help but wonder where in the world the Rural Development Authority has been

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My Unbased Opinion – September 3

By David O. Heishman – Whoopsie daisy. Thursday afternoon and I need a column by tomorrow morning so the Examiner staff can take Labor Day off to play.

Water, Farmers, Food and the Rest of Us

Two years ago we made some notes about Ohio officials wanting farmers to reduce algae in Lake Erie. Ohio put out recommendations aimed at cutting pollutants that

My Unbased Opinion

By David O. Heishman – Ok. So, what happened to tomatoes this year? I don’t think I’ve talked to anyone who seemed proud of their crop. Tomatoes are

Only a Century

Hardy County may be the only West Virginia county with the distinction of having 4 standing court houses. The oldest is a log structure (now covered with siding)

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