Commentary

Yellow Farmhouse, White Rocking Chair

By Kayleigh Rahn I don’t know when children begin to collect memories, but I hope Nora didn’t initiate the yesteryear corner of her brain this week. The luster of Mother’s Day had come and gone. William was on second shift. Bath time was near. On typical nights William runs Nora’s bath while I clean up…

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Real Life Wellness: Go Big or Go Home!

By Bill Hemmer My last 4 articles have explained health lies we have all been taught that keep us stuck. I have extracted these lies from a fabulous book, The One Thing The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. In this final article on this topic, I will explain…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Seldom do I watch any of the surrounding evening television news. I stopped watching because most of the headline news was and is bad news about something or someone. The weather we all can get immediately from a variety of sources including the person next to us. Sports news, I’ve drifted away…

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DAR daytrips to visit the Lincolns

Members of the Stephen A. Douglas Chapter, NSDAR took a whole day to spend a few hours at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in early May and had their picture taken with the Lincolns! It was a leisurely day to read everything we wanted to read, to watch “Lincoln’s Eyes” (special effects theater) and the…

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Back in the Day–May 16, 2018

10 YEARS AGO May 20, 2008 The class of 2008 had six Eagle Scouts amongst its ranks. In Tuscola Troop 80 Ryan Batts, Drew Hawkins, Joel Lee, Brandon Price, and Tyler Sapp earned this highest rank in the organization. Joining them was Austen Schultz from Arcola Troop 88. Daniel C. Brown was named Deputy Chief…

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Real Life Wellness: Balance is Overrated!

By Bill Hemmer My last 3 articles have explained health lies we have all been taught that keep us stuck. I have extracted these lies from a fabulous book, The One Thing The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. In this article, I will explain another common health lie…

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One Minute with an Educator: Mrs. Yantis

Allison Yantis Years in education: 13 Subject/Grade assignment this school year: 4th Grade What was your favorite subject in school? Reading What is your favorite weekend activity? Hanging out with my family What is your favorite book? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows What are you most looking forward to in your curriculum this month?…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings I’ve been doing this for thirty-eight years, and I want to think there is nothing else I need to learn to finish out my law enforcement career. Notice I didn’t say there isn’t anything else I could learn, only that I didn’t need to learn. I dread most all classroom, sit-down, listen-and-learn…

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HumankindNESS: A Beautiful Heart

By Jennifer Richardson Looking back, I don’t know why we felt it was our best choice for summer entertainment with small children. Despite the foreseeable challenges, we headed off to an amusement park in Indiana for the day when our girls were five, three, and almost two years old. We hauled backpacks, snacks, extra clothing,…

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