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Commentary

An inconvenient truth about energy

Energy — its quality, use and cost — are again forefront as our country and the world try to address the matter of climate change. When I was a kid, once a week or so, in the winter, my father, after completing his daily routine of spreading manure in the field, would bring the emptied ...

Thankful for a sense of community

This is such a special time of the year: Thanksgiving is a time “we gather together”and recount our many blessings. There is much for which all of us can be thankful, including the spirit of giftedness all around us. Look around in your surroundings, you will discover a treasure of ...

Putting Thankgiving’s roots on the table

“Over the river and through the woods …” to grandmother’s house we went every Thanksgiving for years to feast on her roast turkey and Slovenian delights such as potica and streukla-delicacies still created by Little Falls’ Janet Atutis. In one of my earliest remembrances of the ...

There’s reason to take pride in town

I would like to respond to a Nov. 6 commentary headlined, “Sheridan has become stagnant.” As a resident of Sheridan I was quite surprised at the headline, which indicates that Sheridan has become “stagnant!” I was even more surprised that the content by the writer Susan Bigler ...

Infrastructure investments change the world

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 was the day the enemies agreed the guns would cease. It was called Armistice Day. Having a day to celebrate the agreement to stop killing each other is a very useful holiday. It gives us a glimpse of what we could be doing if we were ...

Official Fossil takes flight

I wrote last week’s column on the fly – literally. That column was about traveling to Arkansas to attend a dear friend’s memorial. As I was packing on Thursday, I realized the four-day trek would completely overlap my usual writing schedule. My column is due Tuesdays. Oops. What now? ...