Are we in the ‘Cruelty Age’?

Yes, boys and girls, we did not go to the internet and read reviews; we depended on references from friends and family, or maybe we responded to a compelling ad, or if we were really ambitious, we might have checked with the local chamber or the Better Business Bureau.

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  • Bob Brandau had passion for professionalism

    December 12th, 2019
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    Auctioneer No. 4 brought down the final gavel on Sunday.

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    ‘A Christmas Carol’ endures

    December 5th, 2019
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    Sometime between the turkey and the pie, I found time over the long weekend to watch “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” I don’t think the 2017 movie made a big splash, although it did garner an impressive number of good reviews.

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    Think of Mr. Rogers this Thanksgiving

    November 27th, 2019
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    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher Emeritus Do saints exist? I am not referring to the half-draped statuary that...

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    A courtroom drama in Vernon County

    November 7th, 2019
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    It had plenty of the ingredients of a courtroom drama: a belligerent and annoyed defendant, a plot centered on grass clippings ...

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    Can farms get too big?

    October 31st, 2019
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    As a rabid consumer of both network and cable news, I find it astounding how much is missed.

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  • Outcome of two officers appears to have been decided

    October 17th, 2019
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    A few years ago, Ontario’s police officer at the time sought permission to sell Back the Badge yard signs. Funds were to be used for some good cause or another — I don’t recall what.

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    It’s going to be Halloween: Pass the Sweet Tarts

    October 11th, 2019
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    It’s nearly Halloween again and time to plan protection for those tiny tots. It’s hard to believe, but there are such sick people out there that they are lacing Sweet Tarts with heroin.

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    When did we decide to execute truth?

    September 30th, 2019
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    Further evidence that the world is becoming even wackier arrived at our office last week.

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    Remembering the World War II generation

    September 22nd, 2019
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    I miss the World War II generation. I confess that I have been all over the map on this one.

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    Labor Day’s meaning has been obscured

    September 5th, 2019
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    It must have been an interesting Labor Day weekend for Chris Rowe and Chris Sexton. They are two of the sometimes up to 100 miners parked on the railroad tracks in Harlan County, Ky., blocking the passage of a million dollars in coal.

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    Should we rethink how we respond to natural disasters?

    August 28th, 2019
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    My personal experience with weather disasters dates to Palm Sunday of 1965, when a series of ferocious tornadoes swept through Wisconsin, striking multiple towns such as Watertown, Jefferson and my hometown, Monroe.

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