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Another V-word this week

I was going to write my column about all the wall-to-wall nonsense and gibberish I heard at last week's four-hour Oxford Village Council meeting. It was a truly embarrassing exercise in local government that practically begged to be mercilessly savaged....more >>

Letter to Editor: Resident thanks church for help

A great big thank you to Christ the King Church in Oxford. On Thursday, Sept. 12, you once again helped residents of Squaw and Clear lakes by allowing us to hold a meeting at your beautiful facility....more >>

Opinions

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 >>

Don't Rush Me

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

A salute to this year's Ig Nobel Award Winners!

Ah, September. I never was really found of the month. Don’t get be wrong, it’s an okay span of time. My mom was born in September, and that was a good thing.. Hmm. What else? When September is given as a name to a girl, it is beautiful....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Floatin' down the river of de-Nile, makin' folks smile

About 50 years ago we were taking our daughter Susan and her friend Laurie Davidson to our place in the Upper P. I thought they needed some entertainment, so I started singing, "Around the corner and under the tree, a fair young maiden waited there for me....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Autumn cravings

I was craving cider. I was really craving cider. It sounded good since I missed my opportunity last year because of my nutrition plan. What has being with Nuview Nutrition taught me over the years? Well, what has losing 90 pounds taught me? Check the labels....more >>

Letters to the Editor

History belies racism in statue, reader says Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Mr. Fetzer's letter about the black lawn jockey at the Miller House ("Reader calls for removal of 'insulting' statue," Sept....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Law absolute, but Jesus intervenes on our behalf

The Law is not something we like to think about but it is always with us. When I think back to the beginning of time, when God had just created man and placed him in the Garden of Eden to care for and tend it, there was only one law, to not eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (OK, maybe a second law, to be fruitful and multiply)....more >>
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Born September 20th
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
1917: Arnold Red Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
September 20th
in history
1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.
1863: Union troops under George Thomas prevent the Union defeat at Chickamauga from becoming a rout, earning him the nickname the Rock of Chickamauga. Desperate stand at Chickamauga.
1934: Bruno Hauptmann arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.B.F. Mahoney was the 'mystery man' behind the Ryan company that built Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
1952: Scientists confirm that DNA holds hereditary data.
1965: Seven U.S. planes are downed in one day over Vietnam.Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.