If you don’t snooze, you lose


MADISON – We don’t live in America the Beautiful anymore. Now we live in dwell in America the Sleepless. Americans report getting an average of 6.8 hours of sleep per night, according to a 2013 Gallup survey. In 1942, the average was 7.9 hours, and World War II was raging. On the other hand, there was no television in 1942.

Planning to beat cancer


MADISON – A year ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. Not an anniversary worth celebrating. Next month, I hope to reach an anniversary worth celebrating.

My health has been in decline the last few years, although it wasn’t always obvious, even to me. I was having problems walking at times. I had vision problems, too.


The stage is set for an undefeated matchup between West Marion and Columbia Thursday as both won... READ MORE