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Saturday, August 30, 2014
  • The fire alarm is no longer sounding in my apartment.
    And my cooking is finally improving.  
  • To the editor: In light of the recent flooding here in Jay County, I am not surprised by the number of people that thought playing in the water was cool. 
  • 8:15 a.m. EDT — We are sitting at the South Bend airport, waiting for a train. I know that sounds a little goofy, but the South Shore Railroad — the cheapest, best, no-hassle way to get into Chicago from Indiana — has its eastern-most station at the airport. 
  • To the editor: School has already been in session a few weeks, which means that students have increased daily contact with one another compared to the summer months. 
  • What the heck happened last Monday night? 
  • I completed the ALS ice bucket challenge. 
  • To the editor:
    On Aug. 15, a 12-year-old with talent beyond those years charmed an audience of hundreds, elevating his performance above 15 other worthy contenders to become the second grand prize winner of Stars in the Park. 
  • To the editor:
    I want to express that I know that nothing I write can take away the pain of the loss of a child and that I in no way want to even pretend that I can fathom the deepness of that pain. What I do want to do is to tell what I saw and experienced the few days that I was in Indiana. 
  • There’s nothing to worry about, the woman said. It’s next to impossible to fall out of a kayak. 
  • To the editor: Comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s theme makes me think of the thumbing of the nose of the J-Star Farms of Ohio to Jay County, Indiana’s rules and regulations concerning confined animal feeding operations and building permit rules. 
  • State treasurer candidate Mike Boland was surprised by the amount of traffic he encountered Wednesday on a stop in Portland. 
  • To the editor: On Aug. 5, the Portland Police Department participated in the National Night Out. 
  • I didn’t always want to be a journalist.  
  • To the editor: The seemingly endless battle between Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz continues. 
  • To the editor: I would like to tell you about two things that probably only happened once in Portland Pool’s 54-year history. 
The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
P.O. Box 1049 Portland, IN 47371