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Opinion

Walkability remains valuable in 21st century automobile era

Community Voices

There once was a time when convenience meant not having to drive the car every time you wanted to go somewhere. Neighborhoods of the mid 20th century often had close proximity to stores, schools, churches and many of the other places people go on a regular basis. They were close enough to ...

On the Porch

Community Voices

The Lyon County Museum has in its collection a booklet titled, “Why not…..yesterday”. The booklet has a green front and back cover and typed pages with illustrations inside. The booklet is stapled together. There is no publisher information or date printed in the book. The book was ...

The State Farm – the Gregg’s early years at Coteau Farm

Community Voices

We have begun learning about the Coteau Farm, also well-known as the State Farm, founded west of Lynd by Oren C. and Charlotte Gregg in the late 1800’s. The farm has been operated by members of the Banks family since Will and Kathryn Banks bought it from the Gregg’s in 1909. A.P. Rose, ...

Deal-making in D.C. among Democrats

Editorials

President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan is undergoing some contractions this week. The $3.5 trillion spending bill is down to about $2 trillion. Biden met with groups of Democratic senators on Tuesday, hoping to sell them on a reduced plan that will still carry some of his top ...

Walz’s record

Editorials

Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday he will seek re-election to a second term. This sets up an interesting race that will focus on his record and accomplishments. Walz and his Republican opponents will try to interpret Walz’s record in vastly different ways. On the state’s COVID response, ...