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Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Helping makes life good
    All Ben Schwieterman ever really wanted to do was farm.

  • Pastor's life has had twists
    Bill Knight has:
    •Dropped out of high school — twice.
    •Been a sailor aboard a destroyer torpedoed in the English Channel.
    •Walked through the ruins of Hiroshima.
    •Clashed with South African authorities over apartheid.
    •Worked as an engineer, a caregiver, the head of a custodial crew and a maintenance man.
    •And served as pastor for half a dozen Indiana churches.
  • Class keeps seniors active
     “I smile all the time because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.”
    “I’m very good at telling stories over and over and over and over.”
    “I’m a walking storeroom of facts, the problem is I lost the key to the storeroom.”
  • Arnold has the answers
    The Social Services department at Jay County Hospital offers a wide array of services to patients and members of the community.
  • A recently-held focus group will be the catalyst for a new learning series that encapsulates all aspects of a senior’s life.
  • Stephens loves being home
    A former Jay County resident whose career took him away has come full circle, and he now loves living and serving in the community he left years before.
  • JCH unit helping seniors
    LifeBridge director Darlene Taylor is talking about the mission of the geriatric psychology unit when a patient strolls into the doorway.
  • From trash to treasure
    In many cases, people throw away items that no longer work.
  • Faith helps drive Peters
    Linda Peters is a woman with strong convictions.
  • Special helper
    It’s recess at General Shanks Elementary, and amid students running and playing on the playground stands 78-year-old Gene Pope.
  • No slowdown for Milligan
    Some people can say they have dedicated their lives to more beyond retirement, but few can say they’ve had at least three jobs and continue volunteering for the community since they retired.
  • Working for beautification
    A couple from Dunkirk sat on a bench in a park, surrounded by the fruits of their labor.
  • Passion for piano prevails
    When it comes to music, Elaine Shakley has trouble saying no.
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The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
P.O. Box 1049 Portland, IN 47371