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  • Book review: ‘Three Ordinary Girls’ by Tim Brady

    February 24th, 2021
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    Germany invaded the Netherlands in May 1940. The Netherlands had added just two regiments of bicyclists to their military between the wars; to say the least, their defense strategy was no match to a German blitz


    Book review: ‘His Very Best’ by Jonathan Alter

    February 17th, 2021
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    Jimmy Carter was president of the United States from 1977–1981. It’s unlikely that anyone under 50 has much recollection of the Carter years.


    Book review: ‘Deacon King Kong’ by James McBride

    February 10th, 2021
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    This is a book by Black author James McBride, a National Humanities Medal winner. It deals with life in a neighborhood in the midst of change and rife with drug culture.


    Access to Monroe County buildings still limited

    February 10th, 2021
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    Monroe County governmental buildings remain open with limited access to provide essential services.


    Slippery conditions cause two-vehicle accident in town of Hillsboro

    February 8th, 2021
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    A two-vehicle, head-on collision occurred on County Highway W in the town of Hillsboro on Sunday, according to Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears.


  • Book review: ‘The Novel’ by James Michener

    February 4th, 2021
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    James Michener was a prolific author, writing at least 40 books. Most of these were professionally researched, fictional, historical accounts of several generations of a family, or as with this novel, a fictional examination of a specific topic


    Man killed in ATV accident west of Hillsboro

    February 2nd, 2021
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    An ATV crash occurred on County Highway F and Ridge Road west of Hillsboro on Monday afternoon, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.


    Book review: ‘The Reckoning’ by John Grisham

    January 27th, 2021
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    “The Reckoning” starts in the middle of the story, goes to the beginning, and then moves to the conclusion. The actual plot is established in the middle of the story so that organization is effective.


    County Highway M bridge has new weight limits

    January 25th, 2021
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    Effective immediately, the bridge on County Highway M over Sleighton Creek, 1 mile north of Highway 71 and north of Wilton, will be limited to a 20-ton vehicle weight.


    Book review: ‘Song of Solomon’ by Toni Morrison

    January 20th, 2021
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    Toni Morrison died in August 2019 at the age of 88. She was a writer, an editor and a professor.


    Book review: ‘Nathan’s Run’ by John Gilstrap

    January 13th, 2021
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    I took my own advice and ordered a John Gilstrap book from Winding Rivers. “Nathan’s Run” is the book that identified Gilstrap as a writer people wanted to read.