Sunday Night

By MaryHelen Swanson, editor – Well, here I am, a blank sheet of paper in front of me, pen in hand, and so many things to say as I write my last Sunday Night column. Summing up the past 13 years, actually going back to December 1985, could take a lot of writing, but I [...]

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Maybe there are no reasons why, maybe “just because” is all there is. Yesterday we observed the 11th anniversary of what is possibly the most dreadful attack on our nation in history. And still, no one seems to have a legitimate answer for why it happened. As we take time to remember this week, I’d [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor To say the least, getting around in Rush City and North Branch this summer has been a pain. I might compare it to childbirth, because some people have been greatly inconvenienced, some stores have lost business, and some people’s cars have taken a beating on the unfinished avenues. I’d say those [...]

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Like the birds on the wire, the young people in our communities are gathering. I hate to see those original twitterers lined up on the power lines as it signals the end of summer and I really hate to see the end of summer, this one especially. It’s been beautiful here in East Central Minnesota. [...]

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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 other. It was as [...]

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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 often misspelled [...]

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