Sunday Night
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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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor A lot of people will be giving you advice as you graduate, count me among them, Class of 2012. These thoughts I share today came to me while in my mobile office – my car – as I drove home the other night when the sky was blue and the sun [...]...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor The busier you get, the less time you spend thinking about your childhood, until days like Memorial Day come around. I place before you the name Bruce L. Truhler, found on a section of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. He was my cousin and we were very close....Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor I got my sweet little Mustang convertible out of winter storage and she still looks great with that new top my daughter and her husband put on for me last year. There have been some beautiful days that I have enjoyed my ride home with the top down. It’s doctor’s orde...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor— There are so many things you can’t tell children about being a mother, not even your daughters. And especially I think not your sons. I know they wouldn’t believe you anyway. You say to your daughters, “you’ll understand when you are a mother yourself,” but ...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor It was wonderful having such a warm winter here in EC Minnesota. We missed all the bad storms, but still managed one snow day for the fun it brought to kids who got to skip school and an editor who couldn’t get out of her driveway. My kids and I used [...]...Read More
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