Charles Betzler

Opinion: The difference between freedom and license

April 8, 2020

We as a nation are again at war, not with a nation-state, but with a deadly microbe that knows no political allegiance and knows no borders.

New COVID-19 testing kits hope to speed up availability, results

April 2, 2020

These new tests yield a positive result in 5 minutes and a negative result in 13 minutes. The test can be done on the spot without sending the specimen to a laboratory.

Do You Remember April Fools’ Day?

April 1, 2020

Is there still a place for April Fools’ Day, in today’s world of 24/7 satire?

Everything You Wanted To Know About Coronavirus Testing

March 30, 2020

We’ve heard a lot about testing kits being unavailable, but also that testing is increasing. What are these tests and how are they done?

Coronavirus Tips And Myths

March 16, 2020

What to do (and not do) to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, and a look at some of the most prevalent myths surrounding the virus.

Do You Remember … Your Parents’ Curfew?

March 13, 2020

Those of us who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s lived under strict rules of behavior. One of those rules was our curfew.

Do You Remember … Dewey, the Door-Rattler?

March 12, 2020

For a modest monthly fee, Dewey would make the rounds of local businesses, making sure their stores were secure.

Will A Face Mask Protect You From The Coronavirus?

March 9, 2020

Can wearing a medical face mask protect you against the new coronavirus? It’s a question many people are asking. The answer is rather complex and depends on what type of mask under investigation. The regular surgical masks that doctors and surgeons wear offers little, if any, protection against contracting the novel Coronavirus. These masks are […]

Photos: Water main ruptures again, city hopes to have it restored by this evening

March 8, 2020

In the previous break, utility workers stayed up for 52 hours straight to get it fixed. The time it will take to fix this new break is not known.

Yes, your vote counts

March 3, 2020

Low voter turnout is dangerous to a democracy.