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As the mainstream media spends the majority of their time asking anyone who listens if they see them as “an enemy of the people,” they continue to sink further and further into blatant … more
From the Department of Weird Liberal Actions that Lead to Ridiculous Troll Wars, I give you the most puzzling law enacted to date: banning straws. The idea behind this is to start putting the … more
My brother just the other day posted something on his Facebook account that brought pretty much the whole family to tears. No, not an obituary, or a sad little poem about kittens; it was … more
As with previous weeks, and seemingly every week with the current president and his predilection for stirring the pot, there’s quite a bit to unpack in the world of politics. The Helsinki … more
Looking at the news lately brings out the exasperation in me. Just when I think people might finally get over the almost two-year-long tantrum over President Trump being elected, new things crop … more
Just as many of you did, I enjoyed the July 4 celebration at Lake Madison. Having grown up the son of an Air Force enlistee, the Fourth of July always was a serious, special time, given that … more
I’ve always enjoyed reading social media posts of my friends and family. It helps me keep up, keep grounded, and touch on things like the political mindset of those in my circle. Last week was a … more
No child, regardless of race, color, creed, etc., will EVER want to be ripped from its parents, and any sane person would never want to be in the position to make that call. The collective outrage … more
I was having a discussion with a coworker the other day, who was of the younger persuasion, and was unfamiliar with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the involvement of Lee Harvey … more
I’m like a lot of people these days, getting vicarious kicks reading some of the bizarre and fringe takes on the items of the day that show up on the Internet. One of my favorite sites is … more
Letter to the Editor: I am profoundly saddened by the election of Tony Leago because, according to his campaign statements, he represents exactly the big city and big government ideas I moved to … more
I only was able to attend circuses when I was older, mostly as escort for my young nieces or for my younger children. The things I would take away from the events is that everything is more … more
It was 1974, and I was a boy of 11, living in another country while my father served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Since there was little else to do in the summer months, with baseball … more
It’s an adage that has been around pretty much since adages were invented (which was a long time ago, probably): It’s not the destination, but the journey. No journey to my mind is more … more
Running a newspaper is a pretty intense business. There’s always a happening, or a piece of information, or a sale, or a great photo, or something of a similar nature that needs to be seen, … more
Dear Editor: As cofounder and an active participant in Rufus Refuge, a local animal rescue that has rescued 941 cats and dogs in the last two and a half years, I want to address the issue of … more
My heritage is one I’m super proud of, and I’m sure that most of you are, too. As I began a closer inspection of it, I learned what it meant to be Hungarian, and about the past of course. … more
Dear Editor: I live on the corner of FM 1452 and Highway 21. During the last month, three dogs have shown up here. The first dog appeared around March 31 — a tiny Chihuahua running around on … more
There’s a thing that’s going and growing in the country that you may have heard of — Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s had other names, such as Bush DS, Palin DS, etc. — pretty much … more
If I hadn’t know the definition before, the phrase “from the ridiculous to the sublime” took on new meaning last week. You probably remember the very serious date last Tuesday, which is … more
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