What’s keeping America from becoming great again?

The phrase “make America great again” has wormed its way into our collective consciousness, although many of us remain uncertain what it actually means.

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  • In 1967 Packers ‘ice bowl,’ frostbitten band played on

    December 28th, 2017
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    Those few lines from Christina Rossetti’s famous 1872 poem might easily have been written about Dec. 31, 1967, when the Green Bay Packers faced off against the Dallas Cowboys in what has been forever enshrined in football history as the “ice bowl.”

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    Who lost the war on Christmas?

    December 21st, 2017
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    It was a holly, jolly time Saturday at the Ontario Community Hall, where, between the refrains of country music, folks were freely exchanging “merry Christmases.”

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    Norwalk Star editor’s sentiments in 1919 still apply today

    December 14th, 2017
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    Meet Elmer Glenn Hesselgrave, the somewhat cantankerous editor of the Star Herald News, published in Norwalk the first half of the 20th century.

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    Should health insurance be tied to employment? Is Medicare a sign of creeping socialism?

    December 6th, 2017
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    It was one of those headlines the average reader might miss, absorbed as we are in the latest Trump antics or the outcome of the Packer season.

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    Government policy benefits business, not working class

    November 30th, 2017
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    I learned while wading around in the history of the Ontario Community Hall that young men from the nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp did all of the site preparation before the arrival of the building.

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  • The Bakkers’ prosperity gospel was forerunner to current mentality

    November 26th, 2017
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    When November’s dark and cold days roll in, I am reminded of our early days in the Kickapoo Valley and our cheerful, early-rising baby, who must have thought she was a farmer and it was time for morning chores.

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    Legislature finds true bipartisan agreement in naming official dairy product, but not on hunting laws

    November 16th, 2017
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    I could almost hear the agonized groans from Madison this session as the legislature grappled with the weighty decision of naming cheese the state’s official dairy product.

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    What is the ‘Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce’?

    November 9th, 2017
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    I rarely watch network television other than the occasional news show or maybe a special. But for seven nights, I was totally absorbed in the Houston Astros’ fate, even though I don’t really understand baseball.

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    On Veterans Day, remember the Wilton American Legion’s James Leith

    November 2nd, 2017
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    If you live in this area, chances are the Wilton American Legion Hall is familiar to you. You might have gone there for Friday-night fish or attended one of the numerous events held there over the course of a year.

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    Do you have favorite memories of the Ontario Community Hall?

    October 25th, 2017
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    For the thousands who have inquired about what I am doing in retirement, no, I am not knitting socks or creating cute crafts.

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    Is DNR less concerned with water quality?

    October 12th, 2017
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    If we needed further evidence that the DNR’s allegiance has shifted from protecting our air and water to accommodating business’s interests, we received a press release at the end of the day Thursday on a manure spill.

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