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Arch Mckinlay

Times Columnist Archibald McKinlay

Times Columnist Archibald McKinlay

Times columnist Archibald McKinlay

October 07, 2014 12:00 am
Wall to Wall Smile: Actress Betsy Palmer inducted this week for South Shore Wall of Legends

Wall to Wall Smile: Actress Betsy Palmer inducted this week for South Shore Wall of Legends

Editor's note: Times Columnist Philip Potempa, whose third cookbook "Further From the Farm" (2010) was written with help from actress Betsy Palmer, will present her award Thursday when she is inducted to Northwest Indiana's South Shore Wall of Legends.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Memories of Thanksgiving with the best and the brightest

Thanksgiving always reminds me of the time I spent up in Schenectady, N.Y. as part of a great concentration of trainees. Our group was considered the best and the brightest, and we conducted work that exploited that situation.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am

Trio of athletes made a name for themselves at Clark High and beyond

During the summer of 1946, I visited Michigan State University to investigate the possibility of accepting a Jennison Scholarship for football.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am

Columns make the rounds, even if I don't know how

My wife Patricia is fond of saying, when nothing better can be thought of, that "we're dragging Arch into the 21st century kicking and screaming." I won't argue with that.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am

One last cheer for a dynamic duo from the region

The past week has brought two deaths worth noting and then some.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am

Reagan was in a class by himself as "The Great Communicator"

David Broder, the superstar columnist from the Illinois side of the state line, once called it "the most successful political debut of the century."

February 06, 2011 12:00 am

Burnham's development was all about its location

Burnham has been called (by me) the cradle of organized crime in America. But what do we really know about this once-bucolic place?

January 30, 2011 12:00 am

The more things change(d), the more they stay the same

On July 23, 1995, I was so bold as to compare Calumet Region life in 1995 with the way it had been a half century earlier - as reflected in language.

January 23, 2011 12:00 am

Christmas brings the birth of a child, and the promise of peace

EDITOR'S NOTE: This tale was first told in this space in December, 1981. It has become a Christmas tradition.

December 19, 2010 12:00 am

Successful season ends with two banquets and a learning experience

Editor's Note: This is Part 5 of "How I Won WWII - After It Was Over."

December 12, 2010 12:00 am

Depleted team draws support as the game gets ugly

Editor's Note: This is Part 4 of How I Won WWII -- After It Was Over.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am

How politics got in the way of a dream season

Editor's Note: This is Part 3 of "How I Won World War II - After it Was Over."

November 28, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Like actress Betsy Palmer, East Chicago's Frank Hanak was local notable and he will be missed by many

OFFBEAT: Like actress Betsy Palmer, East Chicago's Frank Hanak was local notable and he will be missed by many

One of my faithful column contacts and a friend who liked to follow my daily writing was East Chicago notable Frank Hanak.

July 29, 2010 12:00 am Related
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