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Letters to the Editor – Jan. 23

To the Editor: Fifty years after its release, the legacy of the U.S. Surgeon General’s tobacco report is more powerful than ever Watch any episode of the hit TV show “Mad Men” and it’ll give you the sense of how…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 23

By Sarah Pridgeon As your intrepid and dedicated reporter, it falls to me to ensure that no obstacle stands in my way of an important story. To that end, I have navigated rain, wind and flooding to get to my…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 16

By Sarah Pridgeon While I was in England, I met a brand new person. She was smaller than average, not particularly talkative and stared at me in bewilderment when I asked her for a cuddle, but she still won her…

Letters to the Editor – Jan. 9

Letter to the Editor, The trading of the current fairgrounds seems to be an issue that has come up and I would like to give my point of view for those who have asked and others who wonder how I…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 9

By Sarah Pridgeon If you’re reading this column expecting it to make sense, I’m afraid I have some bad news: I am thoroughly and irretrievably jetlagged. I have just returned from a transatlantic journey that involved spending two entire days…

Letter to the Editor – Jan. 2

I’m thinking Sheri Gose’s idea of asking for pictures people might have with deceased family members is great. I’m also asking for pictures of my daughter, Marsha Snook, who we lost in 1998. I would appreciate that so much. May…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 2

By Sarah Pridgeon Like most people, I begin each January with a batch of New Year Resolutions. And just like everybody else, by the end of the month I will have watched most of them fall by the wayside and…

Letter to the Editor – Dec. 19

Dear Editor, We have had so many deaths in our community these past years that it makes the holiday season very hard for a lot of us. I would like to ask the good people of our community to not…

This Side of the Pond – Dec. 19

By Sarah Pridgeon   Decorations in place and gifts all wrapped with pretty bows on top, I am now enough in the Christmas spirit to be whistling “White Christmas” under my breath every time I look out of the window.…

Letter to the Editor – Dec. 12

The state is in better shape again this year. While natural gas production is down, coal production is flat and oil is up substantially. The price of natural gas is good but during the coal bed methane boom most of…