Opinion

By John Braland I’m going to get right to the point. I want to be happier. It’s not that I’m sad, I just want to be happier. I want to smile more and frown less. I want to spend more time enjoying life and less time rushing through it. I want to invest more time [...]

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By Jim Gilbert The first wide open giant sunflower blossom was seen in our area on July 25. Examining a sunflower closely we see it is not a single flower but a whole bouquet. We can see many, hundreds or a thousand plus small flowers packed together in a structure known as a head. The [...]

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By Madeline Seveland Roads closed, basement remodels on the rise, and the mosquitoes, insane. This has not felt like an ordinary summer for many of us with the multiple impacts from rain that would have made Noah visit his local lumber yard. One of the mostly noticeable differences this summer has been the lack of [...]

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Drivers, please take care and remember safety   To the editor:   Earlier this evening (July 30), we witnessed two girls on bikes barely, narrowly, escape being hit by a car that sped past a stopped car while the two girls were in the crosswalk. We were stopped on Scott Lane, waiting to turn unto [...]

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By Joe Nathan A teacher’s recent email note to me asking for information about cyberbullying triggered powerful, unhappy memories. Her inquiry led me into the fascinating world of “cyberbulling.” The more I learned, the more convinced I became that this definitely is something families should discuss with youngsters this summer, if they haven’t already. My [...]

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