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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 >>


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 October 9th
1873: Charles Rudolph Walgreen, the father of the modern drugstore.
1879: Max von Laue, German physicist.
1899: Bruce Catton, U.S. historian and journalist, famous for his works on the Civil War.
1909: Jacques Tati, French actor and director.
1940: John Lennon, English musician, one of the Beatles.
October 9th
in history
1888: The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, opens to the public.
1914: Germans take Antwerp, Belgium, after 12-day siege. Nurse Edith Cavell harbored Allied soldiers.
1934: In Marseilles, a Macedonian revolutionary associated with Croat terrorists in Hungary assassinates King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou. The two had been on a tour of European capitals in quest of an alliance against Nazi Germany. The assassinations bring the threat of war between Yugoslavia and Hungary, but confrontation is prevented by the League of Nations.
1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt requests congressional approval for arming U.S. merchant ships. As their escorts turned away, the ships of the doomed Allied convoy, PQ-17, followed orders and began to disperse in the Arctic waters.
1946: Eugene O'Neill's play The Iceman Cometh opens at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York.