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  • What a difference one word can make

    August 16th, 2018
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    Oops, what a difference one word can make — especially when it is left out.

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    Ontario’s public canoe landing isn’t so public after all

    August 16th, 2018
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    The public canoe landing on the east side of the Kickapoo River in Ontario is not so public after all.

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    What will future generations think of this era?

    July 12th, 2018
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    With the average length of marriages in the United States estimated at eight years, I thought arriving at 50 was worth acknowledging.

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    Wilton/Norwalk ambulance dispute still unresolved

    July 12th, 2018
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    With board president Mike Wiedl and two trustees absent, the Norwalk Village Board whipped through a short agenda Tuesday evening.

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    Ontario proceeds with community hall repairs

    July 12th, 2018
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    With funds approaching $15,000, the Ontario Village Board decided Monday to move ahead on exploring the options for repairing the sagging southwest corner of the Ontario Community Hall and the tilting floor in the hall’s old cloakroom.

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  • Do our current events require ‘A Modest Proposal’?

    June 21st, 2018
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    True confession: For years, I often put my two daughters on the curb in front of the newspaper office with a sign, “Free, take one.”

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    Meet the farm family: Hill Valley Farm to host Monroe County Dairy Breakfast

    May 24th, 2018
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    Who else but a dairy farmer could you call and tell, “I’m bringing 2,500 people over for breakfast in six weeks, so please be ready”?


    Act 67 changes how we control development

    May 24th, 2018
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    Few things are uglier than battles over zoning issues, and last week’s OntarioVillage Board meeting over a proposed group home in the Kickapoo Heights subdivision was no exception.

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    Ontario neighbors critical of group-home plan

    May 17th, 2018
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    Neighbors squared off against Bob Dippen of rural Wilton at Monday’s Ontario Village Board meeting, meeting in a showdown over the Dippen family’s plan to use a Kickapoo Heights Subdivision residence as a group home.

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    Many deserve credit for Ontario Community Hall celebration

    May 3rd, 2018
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    Back in my little-kid days, my folks would drag me to every wedding dance in Monroe’s Turner Hall, where they discovered to their everlasting dismay that I, this Swiss-German girl, not only came with two left feet, but also thought “beat” was something you pickle and put on a relish tray.

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    Norwalk has fiery board meeting: Election recount, phosphorus reduction are sources of discord

    April 18th, 2018
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    Tuesday’s Norwalk Village Board meeting erupted in accusations that left board president Mike Wiedl not only defending his behavior at a recent election recount, but also the question of his place of residence.

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