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The spirit of the Lone Ranger is alive and well

The Lone Ranger is still out there and I have proof. When I arrived at work on the morning of Friday, June 14, a very special surprise was waiting for me. Someone had slipped through the Leader's mail slot a bag of homemade chocolate candies shaped and packaged as silver bullets; a stack of fliers urging folks to donate to Oxford/Orion FISH and the Kids Town activity area at the Aug....more >>

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Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

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Let the sunshine in

It's said God never lays burdens on shoulders that can't carry them. Sometimes life feels unjust, and leaves you wondering "why me." Life can leave you feeling bitter and sad if you let it....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Rush asks: What newspaper are you reading?

"When a dog bites a man, that is not news . . . But if a man bites a dog, that is news."

. Along with the sunshine, there's gotta' be a little rain, sometime. . ." -- a song some country and western chick sang in the early to mid 1970s In one of our community newspapers last week a local teacher wrote a letter to the editor....more >>
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Born September 21st
1866: Charles Jean Henri Nicolle, bacteriologist, discovered that typhus fever is transmitted by body louse.
1866: H.G. Wells, science fiction writer whose works include The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds.
1895: Juan de la Cierva, aeronautical engineer who invented the autogyro.
1902: Allen Lake, founded Penguin Books in 1935.
1912: Chuck Jones, animator and director of Warner Brothers cartoons.
September 21st
in history
1941: The German Army cuts off the Crimean Peninsula from the rest of the Soviet Union.
1942: British forces attack the Japanese in Burma.Detachment 101 harried the Japanese in Burma and provided close support for regular Allied forces.
1944: U.S. troops of the 7th Army, invading Southern France, cross the Meuse River.Woman spies rendered valuable service to the OSS in the days following the invasion of Southern France.
1978: Two Soviet cosmonauts set a space endurance record after 96 days in space.
1989: General Colin Powell is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Lessons learned in the savage 1972 Eastertide Offensive paid off at the Battle of Khafji almost two decades later.