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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 August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1904: Dublin's Abbey Theatre is founded, an outgrowth of the Irish Literary Theatre founded in 1899 by William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory.
1908: The American Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to a warm welcome.
1913: 700 feet above Buc, France, parachutist Adolphe Pegond becomes the first person to jump from an airplane and land safely.
1914: Russia wins an early victory over Germany at Gumbinnen.
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.