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NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Bill seeks to ensure fairness in girls’ sports

The premise is that female sports are endangered because of the new reality that females may be forced to compete against biological males who claim to be female — an unfair biological advantage. A House bill introduced by Rep. Christy Stutzman, R-49 (wife of former 3rd District Congressman ...

THE LAST WORD: Golf world will miss Pete Dye’s work

In August, my wife Beth and I drove to the French Lick Resort in southern Indiana, two hours south of Indianapolis, to see the historic domed lobby of the West Baden Springs Hotel and the sites of the sulfur springs there and at the French Lick Springs Hotel. During our weekend stay, we drove ...

NEWS-SENTINEL GUEST COLUMN: President Trump’s Iran strategy working

As someone who has deployed to foreign soil, I know how important it is to have a commander in chief that has your back. President Trump has communicated in the last few days to Americans across the world: “I have your back.” Americans are safer today because Iran’s Gen. Qassem ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Will governor act on teacher pay sooner?

Is Gov. Eric Holcomb changing his tune on the urgency of increasing teachers’ pay? More than a month ago Holcomb said that while he supported getting the state’s teachers to salary levels that ranked in the top three in the Midwest, that teacher pay couldn’t be addressed in the 2020 ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Strike on Iran general was justified, necessary

The reaction was immediate and hostile by Democrats following President Trump’s authorization of a drone airstrike that killed Iran’s top military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a terrorist responsible for the deaths of American troops fighting in the Middle East. Fort Wayne was the ...

THE LAST WORD: What do you do if your vehicle plunges into a pond?

We don’t know all the details of the crash on New Year’s Eve in Mishawaka in which a minivan driven by a northern Indiana woman plunged into a retention pond, killing two of her three children. The crash is still under investigation. All we know is that Mishawaka firefighters that ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: New baby boxes are welcome additions

In November News-Sentinel.com wrote about a new Safe Haven Baby Box being added in Angola that allows people to anonymously leave newborns in hospitals and fire stations. That increased the number of baby boxes in the state to 16 at that time. We also pointed out that Allen County had only one ...

THE LAST WORD: Jimmy Stewart’s role in this Christmas film might surprise you

On Christmas evening, some of my family gathered around the TV to watch one of my favorite actors, Jimmy Stewart, in a charming Christmas movie. And it wasn’t “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Many have likely never heard of “Mr. Krueger’s Christmas.” I read about the film in an essay on ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: On Christmas, remember those who can’t celebrate

There is nothing quite like the magic of Christmas morning. Today, many of us will be all too happy to be awakened all too early by excited children to begin a day of celebration marked by exchanging gifts and sharing food with friends and family. Many among us will celebrate by enjoying our ...

GUEST COLUMN: The first Christmas —it changed the world we know

King David had descendants, too numerous to name. One of them was Joseph, who would gain lasting fame. Joseph was engaged to a woman named Mary. God said to her one night, “My child, you shall carry.” All that Joseph wanted was to do that which was right. He considered leaving ...

THE LAST WORD: Story of Christmas was predicted centuries before it happened

Who doesn’t know the story of the first Christmas? Even Linus recited Luke 2: 8-14 in the Charlie Brown Christmas special in 1965: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and ...