I wrote this in August of 1991 when my years on bleachers were winding down, and it's probably been my most repeated essay ever—I put it out there every year whether readers want to see it or not. It's dated, I guess, because it's been a long time, but I still think there's very little that's better than watching your kids be engaged, whether it's in sports, drama, debate, or anything else. There are things I'm sorry for from my active parenting days, things I wish I'd said or done and things I wish I hadn't. But I don't regret one minute of being a spectator.
They're the parents of a player. You'll recognize them because they're the ones carrying umbrellas, rain ponchos, winter coats, a big Thirty-One bag full of blankets, and enough money for the entire family to stuff themselves on popcorn and Spanish hot dogs and nachos because there wasn't enough time for supper before the game.
They bring the weather gear even on a clear night, you'll notice, because although clouds may burst with bucketfuls of rain or snow or both, the parents won't have the option of going home or even to the car. It doesn't matter if everyone else leaves the stands--as long as the players are on the field, their parents are in the bleachers.
She's the mother of a player. You'll recognize her because she's the one whose chin wobbles and whose eyes get big when someone screams at the player she belongs to. She's the one who only claps politely when her son's name is called in the team lineup because she doesn't want anyone teasing her about being unduly biased.
Who wants a heaping slice of this taco lasagna? This taco casserole recipe just uses a handful of ingredients and it’s a huge hit with the family!
This is one of those easy weeknight recipes that the entire family gets excited about when they see it come out of the oven, all steamy and cheesy and gooey.
So, give it a try and let us know what you think!
Thursday, September 6, 2018
1:03 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of N. Fremont St. / W. 10th St. Warning issued.
1:05 a.m. K9 deployment in the area of N. Fremont St. / W. 10th St. Free air sniff.
2:35 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of W. US Route 24 / N. Mexico Rd.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
1:13 a.m. A report of the theft of a missing shotgun was taken from a citizen at the Peru Police Department. This will be an ongoing investigation.
1:41 a.m. A protective order was served in the area of N. Fremont St. / W. 10th St., Peru.
5:59 a.m. A deputy located a male walking in the area of S. 200 W. / W. State Road 18, Kokomo. The citizen was provided a ride to an address in Peru.
Fort Wayne, IN – An in-depth study by Better Business Bureau finds that, while consumers may write fewer checks in this era of electronic financial transactions, fake check scams are on the rise. Fake checks are used in a variety of frauds, from employment scams to prize and sweepstakes fraud. In all cases, victims deposit the check and send money back to scammers. BBB warns consumers to be on guard against these serious and pervasive frauds and their perpetrators.
The investigative study-- “Don't Cash That Check: Better Business Bureau Study Shows How Fake Check Scams Bait Consumers” -- looks at how fake checks dupe consumers. It digs into the scope of the problem, who is behind it, and the need for law enforcement and consumer education to address the issue.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
12:10 a.m. Vehicle Pursuit in the area of May Ave. / Madison Ave. A vehicle refused to stop and took officers on a short pursuit. Ronnie Banks, III, 18, of Peru was arrested on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement W/Vehicle, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Recklessness W/Deadly Weapon, Resisting Law Enforcement and Battery On Law Enforcement. You can read about this incident by clicking HERE.
12:47 a.m. Citizen assistance at the Village Pantry on W. Main St. A female advised she was being harassed by another female. Assistance was given.
1:47 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of N. Miami St. / W. 6th St. Warning issued.
- Written by Senior Airman Harrison Withrow, 434th ARW Public Affairs
- Category: Grissom Air Reserve Base
GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. - 34 Airmen from the 434th Air Refueling Wing were promoted between January and April. Their names are as follows:
To SENIOR MASTER SERGEANT:
Michael Morris, 434th CS
To MASTER SERGEANT:
David Bryant, 434th Maintenance Squadron
Stephen Heidrich, 434th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Timothy Lyvers, 434th Aerial Port Squadron