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I guessed wrong. I told you that I thought Keilan Jacques pinned his 192 lb. Diamond opponent in 15 seconds a week ago Thursday on the home mat. I had trouble opening Coach Travis Payne’s e-mail so I was flying blind. Well, this week the coach sent me his report in MS Word. I had

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Just in case you missed it last week, I’m giving you another shot at the survey Supt. Mark Koca put out last week on whether you favor or oppose a four-day school week. I wasn’t sure what all that might entail so I interviewed Mark last Thursday. The school had already received over 300 responses

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Does your cat have the Zooms? I’d never heard of it until I was talking to Charlotte Wiggins last week and she said her cats had the “zooms.” I knew instantly what she meant and yes, both our cats have it – the winter phenomenon of pent up energy. One day I was in the

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Jana Witt put in a lot of hard work helping do the major article this week on Cedar County Memorial Hospital, but I thought something was lacking – something to really spark your interest and make you want to read the article. As Kimball and I were about to leave for a very late lunch

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As is my practice, I asked Kimball if she had anything for the Rock Wall. She came back with, “You can tell people it’s cold.” I asked, “Do you think there is anybody who doesn’t know that? She said, “Haven’t we seen several people in short sleeves and shorts?” I had to agree that we

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– We had an hour long wait to get into Sister Marcine Benham’s family night Friday. During the wait, I saw just about every cousin I’ve got. Didn’t have a clue about the couple in line ahead of us. I asked her if her tall leather boots were for snow. Yes, and she likes snow.

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I was getting in my pickup to leave Shopko Thursday, when Darrell Eason came over to tell me about a huge boar he had just seen on a trailer at the Conservation headquarters. Darrell is a life long hunter so I knew he wasn’t exaggerating. I called Conservation and they had already taken pictures of

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The first baby prizes are listed on Page 10. Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? With the Christmas parade being so early and the thermometer on a yo-yo, it’s hard to generate a hearty Ho-Ho-Ho. Rhonda Wallen was in the office Thursday dressed as Mrs. Santa headed for a party for 85 kids at

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My sister, Margaret Gough, sent me this Facebook post from Jeffery C Olsen. I thought you might like it: As the holiday season of 1938 came to Chicago, Bob May wasn’t feeling much comfort or joy. A 34-year-old ad writer for Montgomery Ward, May was exhausted and nearly broke. His wife, Evelyn, was bedridden, on

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Soon, we’ll celebrate Christmas. It’s cold enough already. I saw on TV Monday morning that most of November was below average. Back when I hunted deer, often the weather was so warm during season that we couldn’t let deer hang and age. We had to work them up quickly before the flies carried them off.

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