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Mrs. Cadwell: A great teacher

When Mrs. Cadwell spoke, students listened. Whether it was English or Spanish, students greeted Mrs. Cadwell with respectful silence when she entered the room. A hush engulfed her class like morning fog in a country glen. Why was that? It was more than Mrs. Cadwell...

Nov. 11 is special day for all of us

Veterans Day: A federal holiday in the U.S. observed annually on Nov. 11 for honoring military veterans. It coincides with other holidays that are celebrated in other countries marking the anniversary of the end of World War I. Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial...

Halloween candy poll is suspicious

Trick or treating: “I don’t know if there are real ghosts or goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.”  Robert Breault, American operatic tenor As a recovering chocoholic, I read the headline with interest: “Reese’s Peanut Butter...

Family marks 100th opening day hunt

     Pheasant opener: 1919, South Dakota’s first pheasant season, a one-day affair when roughly 1,000 hunters bag 200 birds. – Pheasants Forever When you talk about pheasant hunting traditions, the Wagner family must be at the top of the list. Last weekend’s opener...

Looking forward to Indian Summer

     Indian Summer:  “A period of unusually settled warm weather after the end of summer proper. Probably so named because it was first noted in regions occupied by American Indians.” – Collins Unabridged English Dictionary It’s embarrassing, but I must admit that I...