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Pike's Past

Pike's Past

By Jim Henry

Pike's Past is a column that runs in the News Watchman every Wednesday. He has been writing for the publication since September of 1976 and is renowned for his knowledge of Pike County history. Henry frequently speaks at gatherings throughout the region to speak about history and present slide shows from his extensive collection of historical photographs.

Rural Rendezvous

Rural Rendezvous

By Sherry M. Stanley

Sherry M. Stanley has resided in the country all her life. She enjoys all aspects of country living, especially gardening and spending time with her animal companions — dogs, goats, horses, and a cat — in Ross County.

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Gladys is 89 years old and has resided in a nursing home for over a year. We admitted her to Hospice for congestive heart failure and failure to thrive. She is a retired Licensed Practical Nurse who “loved” her profession. We both worked at Mercy Hospital in the 70s, when nurses had time to …

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