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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor Last Tuesday, the first Tuesday in August, should have been the night to bring neighbors together. Known some years ago as National Night Out, it involved block parties where neighbors held picnics, many right in the street in front of their houses, and got to know each ...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor As many of you may know, ECM Publishers’ guidelines require that we do not publish letters regarding upcoming elections one week before the election. That is why many fine letters that came in over the weekend are not in the paper today. I commend most of the writers f...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor A year ago the ladies in Rush City celebrated the 90th birthday of the Women’s Club. It would seem that when women get together to work for good causes, they stick together forever. Well, that is as long as there are ladies to stick together. The word auxiliary is ofte...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson Nobody is asking “Hot enough for ya?” these days. It obviously is. It’s so hot that one can barely breathe, let alone respond to such an inane question. The extreme heat leads off news stories, is the main event at the coffee shop… why it’s a force that directs pr...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor I was unable to attend the June 28 North Branch school board work session. Thus upon returning from a week of bliss in the north woods, I spent the last hours of my vacation listening to the podcast of the meeting. While time-consuming, it really is a great way to keep [...Read More
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They’ve arrived at my doorstep, the letters to the editor regarding candidates, that is. You will soon see them here on page 4 when we begin publishing them. As you can see, we no longer have two pages for our opinions and letters. So it is extremely important that you take note of these guideline...Read More
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To my dad: You’ve been gone so long, it’s hard to remember what your voice sounded like, or even what you looked like. It’s only through photos that I know you were a dashing, dark-haired young man, which is how you caught my mother’s eye, who matured to a handsome older man, albeit balding,...Read More
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