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  “You don’t earn a Purple Heart. You sacrifice with your blood for a Purple Heart. I am one proud veteran to wear it.” said Jerry Thompson, member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and two-time recipient of the medal.

  We’d like to extend our thanks to whomever left the delicately simple, pretty little painted rocks outside our office last week. They did exactly what they were supposed to do—brought a smile to our faces.   It seems friendly gestures toward the media are few and far between these days. Bu…

  Last Tuesday morning I came in to an irate message from the spouse of a county employee.