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Community Voices

In honor of those who made ultimate sacrifice, take care of our veterans

It’s been said that ‘the nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.’ We tell the world who we are as a nation by how we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember these fallen heroes and do right by ...

Remembering Dean

This column is often written in a form called the personal essay. “Personal essays relate the author’s intimate thoughts and experiences to universal truths,” is one definition. “Universal” seems a bit much for mine. Maybe “township truths.” Sometimes personal means my thoughts ...

Many city projects and events planned for this summer

Construction has started on many projects and plans are underway for a few of our most popular events. Recently, construction started on South Whitney Street where storm, sewer and water lines will be replaced along with a new asphalt surface. It is anticipated to be completed in the fall of ...

Aurora borealis

It was a spectacular show that was enjoyed by everyone. Were it to be given a Rotten Tomatoes rating, it would be ranked as “super-duper fresh.” Best of all, this over-the-top production was free. Yes, the recent display of the Northern Lights was pretty special. It was leagues better ...

Celebrating our schools: A month in review

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s time to reflect on the wonderful moments and achievements that have shaped our school community. From graduations to student experiences, May is a month filled with excitement and growth. Graduation milestones Our seniors are on the cusp of a ...

Miss good old days of planting

Planting season has arrived in our neck of the woods and farmers are busier than Santa’s elves on Christmas Eve. There’s something about the sight of an unplanted field that turns farmers into fanatics. Maybe it’s due to the scent of warming soil, but a more likely reason is the sound ...