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  • Would you want Donald Trump to live next door?

    7 hours ago
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    It was many a year ago, but it remains burned in my memory. I was attempting to sell an ad to a local businessman, who casually turned me down, saying he would give his advertising dollar to my competitor.

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    Celebrate Banned Books Week!

    September 21st, 2016
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    Better than Arbor Day or Valentine’s Day or even National Newspaper Week, it’s Banned Books Week (Sept. 25 to Oct. 1).

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    In contrast with today, public used to know little about presidents’ health issues

    September 15th, 2016
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    Pop quiz: Name one difference between Hillary Clinton and Franklin Roosevelt.

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    Care to pay $65 an acre?

    September 7th, 2016
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    How about a 160-acre farm for $10 an acre? Or a 1,200-acre farm with buildings for $65 an acre?

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    Norwalk Tractor Pull a font of memories

    August 11th, 2016
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    Before she even said “Lois Eberhardt,” I had recognized the voice on the phone.

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  • This month’s political conventions are baffling

    July 27th, 2016
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    Phew, I had only a few days to catch my breath before the Democratic National Convention. You would think I was a political junkie, which I usually am not, but this election cycle is such a train wreck I can’t take my eyes off of it.

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    History reveals a plethora of chaotic party conventions

    July 21st, 2016
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    “The hour is late, but if all leaders in the moderate mainstream of the Republican Party will unite upon a platform, the moderate cause can be won.”

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    Gov. Walker’s plan for teacher compensation is no solution

    July 13th, 2016
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    I stopped by the office to listen to the phone messages. Sure enough, there was one from the governor’s office. It was no surprise to me, as Gov. Walker rarely makes a move without checking in with me first.

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    The story behind the unusual car in Ontario’s July 4 parade

    July 7th, 2016
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    Just ask LaVern Beier, who is back in Wilton (again) to call on Pearl and maybe even stroke her luscious curves.

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    Ontario’s July 4 tradition needs volunteers to continue

    June 22nd, 2016
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    It is safe to say that no one alive today can recall when Ontario was not ground zero for the annual July 4 celebration.

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