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  • A primer on detecting fake news

    March 21st, 2019
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    I chuckled the other day while listening to a media expert on Wisconsin Public Radio note that a news item that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump (not true) in the 2016 election was liked by 39 million people and shared by 31 million.

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    What is United Co-op’s interest in our communities?

    March 14th, 2019
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    A t one point, I never thought the day would come when I would say, “I miss Paul Stekel.”

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    A look at the new, proposed federal budget

    February 21st, 2019
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    After writing in last week’s column about the 87-page federal budget from 1809, I wondered about the 2019 budget.

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    Students: Consider running for school board

    January 31st, 2019
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    In case you need more evidence that we are running low on oxygen locally, you need only to take a look at the spring ballots.

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    ‘Positive’ outlook on Ontario flood damage is tough to muster

    January 26th, 2019
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    If you chose gazing at a screen over attending this month’s Ontario Village Board meeting, you missed a rollicking good time.

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  • Glimpses of kindness this Christmas

    December 20th, 2018
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    Those lines from a child’s nursery rhyme come to me often these days as readers and acquaintances ask me, “So, what is Ontario doing?” or “How are things going?” or “Are they planning to move the town?”

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    The war on Christmas goes on

    December 12th, 2018
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    Okay, it’s safe. I made my first (and probably last) foray into La Crosse for some Christmas shopping. I am happy to report that it appears Christmas is safe this year.

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    Is Gow’s faux pas worth the uproar?

    December 7th, 2018
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    A faux pas, from the French, is defined as a socially awkward or tactless act, especially one that violates accepted social norms, standard customs, or the rules of etiquette.

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    Spending Thanksgiving with Joe McCarthy

    November 29th, 2018
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    Ah, yes, it was a terrific holiday with great food, Scrabble domination over my smart-aleck daughters and quiet evenings with Joe McCarthy.

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    Thanksgiving is a time for resolutions

    November 21st, 2018
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    Okay, here we are at Thanksgiving, and it’s time again for resolutions. Oh, wait: that’s New Year’s. But why stand on tradition?

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    2018 election was rife with fake ads

    November 15th, 2018
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    During election season, my husband and I have a near-perfect division of labor. He hangs up on any robocall or survey-taker.

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