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Community Voices

Walkability remains valuable in 21st century automobile era

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

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

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, ...

Keeping students safe in the classrooms

As the hot summer winds shift to cool fall breezes, it is hard to believe we’re wrapping up the first quarter of the year. Our fall activities are completing up their seasons and winter activities will be starting soon. As the seasons shift and we find ourselves doing more indoor activities, ...

Federal partisanship in 2021 does the public a disservice

The national news from Capitol Hill indicates that partisan politics at the federal level might be worse than ever. Congress can’t even agree to a bipartisan plan to raise the debt limit. At the same time, the federal infrastructure plan ran into delays because the progressive wing of the ...

Combating inflation threats in retirement

Today it’s common for Americans to spend two, three or even four decades in retirement. This means people have ample time to relax and achieve a bucket list of dreams. However, the flip side is that retirees need to ensure they have enough savings to last through their lifetime. One ...