Category: Opinion

College move looms on the horizon

I recently became aware that summer was coming to a close much quicker than I had anticipated. This reality struck when my mom suggested I should start deciding what kind of things I should take along to put in my dorm room when I leave for college this fall. As far as I was concerned, I still had plenty of […]

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Caring for a baby has its adventures

My younger sister seems to have a life full of adventure. She?s lived in Nashville, New York City and currently is a flight attendant based out of Chicago. As for me, Hillsboro?on Arts and Crafts Fair day?is the closest I?ve come to big city life. There have been moments when my (nearly nonexistent) adventurous streak longed for a bolder lifestyle, […]

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Five years ago (week of July 16)

Area weather forecasters were predicting a heat index as high as 110 degrees for the week. Marion residents Frances Kreutziger and Lois Weber have invested more than a combined 6,385 hours over the past 12 months to create bibs, lap robes and napkins for friends who need them. The two women are working through the VFW Auxiliary 6958 in Marion. […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of July 16, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of July 16, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of July 16, 2008)

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The end is near?

It is our hope that the end is near regarding the lawsuit against Unified School District 410 regarding its partnership with Tabor College to build a new football and track-and-field facility. On Monday, the suit went before District Court Judge Steven Hornbaker, who has been asked by USD 410 attorneys to pronounce a summary judgment against the suit. A summary […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of July 9, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of July 9, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of July 9, 2008)

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5 years ago

The Marion County Emer?gency Food Bank reported that its shelves are emptier than usual, thanks to increased demand for goods and a drop in donations. The food bank has assisted 75 families so far this year, according to Janet Bryant, coordinator. She said the situation is a result of a poor area economy. Neighborhoods around Hillsboro have been meeting for […]

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Movie leads to new comprehension

?What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.? ?Antonio Porchia

 

A screen writer who once took a job as a stripper to have something to write about. A 16-year-old with an attitude and a baby on the way. A slightly creepy Jason Bateman character. These, and so many more from the movie ?Juno? offer plenty of social issues to ponder.

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We’re glad for a good wheat crop

We?re glad our friends on the farm have had a very good wheat crop at this juncture of the growing season, and with very good prices to boot. In these parts we?ve managed to avoid most of the bad weather that seemed to hit all around us.

Now on to the fall crops and even better prices. Who wouldn?t like a bumper crop of beans at more than $14 per bushel?

 

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Europe adventure once in a lifetime

?When you fly, you are pretty well at the mercy of the airlines,? said the Transportation Security Administration worker at the Boston security gate. His comment followed my explanation of why our group of 31 travelers was a day late in leaving the United States.

All it took was a brief thunderstorm in Dallas to cause a gigantic ripple in our connection to the plane that was leaving for Paris. Apparently, only one aircraft per day leaves Texas for Europe. And, it left without us.

Despite the well-documented slow start to our trip, the excursion Dustin Dalke and I led to France, Switzerland, Lichten?stein, Austria and Germany was a blast. What follows are some highlights from my journal of the journey.

 

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