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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 >>

Don't Rush Me

AARP? Really?

This best of the best Don't Rush Me first appeared Jan. 9, 2013. When I first started typing columns back in 1986, one of the first "gems" of journalistic dribble I labeled Don't Rush Me recorded (lamented) the fact I had found my first gray hair....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

18 years

I wonder often on human nature. I wonder why people do the things they do, why they are the way they are and what made them good at certain things. I think of human nature and psychological related issues often....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Handwriting instruction still needed, reader says

Dear Editor, In regards to "Writing tells the story, expert says," Jan. 8, how true, "Handwriting is brain writing." How sad, "They will figure it out in about 20 years after research shows what types of deficits people have developed without using handwriting....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Time for new resolution

res·o·lu·tion [rez-uh-loo-shuh] Noun, …a formal expression of opinion; a decision or a determination. Ever seen a resolution made by a city council that thanks someone? They look something like this: - WHEREAS that because, people like baseball, and - WHEREAS that baseball is fun and - WHEREAS that baseball is good for kids… that - RESOLVED Coach Johnson is the best baseball coach this town has ever seen! The "WHEREAS" is what is known to be true – the "RESOLVED" is the response....more >>
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Born April 18th
1817: George Henry Lewes, philosophical writer.
1857: Clarence S. Darrow, lawyer.
1864: Richard Harding Davis, journalist.
1918: Clifton Keith Hillegass, founder of the study guides known as Cliff's Notes.
1940: Ed Garvey, labor leader.
April 18th
in history
1834: William Lamb becomes prime minister of England.
1838: The Wilkes' expedition to the South Pole sets sail.
1847: U.S. forces defeat Mexicans at Cerro Gordo in one of the bloodiest battle of the war.
1853: The first train in Asia begins running from Bombay to Tanna.
1861: Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down an offer to command the Union armies.