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Local Columns

Solar eclipse disrupted by clouds in the Marshall area

For the past few weeks I’d had high hopes for Monday’s solar eclipse, hopes that I could sit outside and watch things darken in the middle of the day. The forecasts over the weekend led me to be doubtful. Monday was supposed to be mostly cloudy, with a good chance for rain later in the ...

On the Porch

Cabinet cards are photographs mounted on stiff pieces of cardboard. They were introduced in the 1860s and gradually replaced the smaller carte de visite format. The front of the card is often printed or embossed with the photographer’s details, and the back of the cabinet card is often ...

The Vietnam War – Loren Wood – A farm kid from rural Russell

Loren Wood was born in January 1947 in Tyler, the second of three children born to Beulah (Yearous) Wood and Harold Wood. His older sister, Karen, was born during Harold’s WWII military service. His younger brother, Dean, was born in Tyler in 1949. Loren and his siblings grew up on the family ...

Which IRA is right for me?

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are recognized as one of the most attractive retirement savings vehicles available to investors. IRAs allow investors to save and grow money in a tax-advantaged account. Utilizing a retirement savings vehicle like this can greatly enhance your long-term ...

Ask a Trooper

Question: I am puzzled as to why seat belts are mandatory in vehicles along with a fine for not complying but our precious cargo in school buses are not required to wear them? Answer: School buses are one of the safest modes of transportation even without seatbelts. School buses are safer ...

Solar eclipse disrupted by clouds in the Marshall area

For the past few weeks I’d had high hopes for Monday’s solar eclipse, hopes that I could sit outside and watch things darken in the middle of the day. The forecasts over the weekend led me to be doubtful. Monday was supposed to be mostly cloudy, with a good chance for rain later in the ...