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This Side of the Pond – April 4

Look! No squirrel.

By Sarah Pridgeon   Living in these wide open spaces, I have grown used to early morning visits from turkeys and deer and the occasional stench of a skunk. Before I moved here, on the other hand, I developed strong…

Letter to the Editor – April 4

Josh Franzen of J. W. Services has the apparent low bid and has been awarded the manhole at the swimming pool. If you recall, this is to control the ground water and hopefully extend the life of the pool liner.…

Letters to the Editor – March 28

Dear Editor, Recently we had the pleasant experience of dealing with our HomeTown Motors. We were very pleased with their service. They gave us a deal on our car that was as good if not better than we could’ve gotten…

This Side of the Pond – March 28

By Sarah Pridgeon   Your newspaper editor has been muttering something about ducks and depressing musicians for the last couple of weeks and I have finally managed to work out what I’ve done wrong: apparently, an English musician refused to…

This Side of the Pond – March 21

By Sarah Pridgeon Easter is a wonderful time of the year, renewing both a Messiah’s pledge of eternal life and the promise of spring flowers. For me, however, it brings mixed emotions, all thanks to a mental short circuit on…

Letter to the Editor – March 21

Dear Editor, The economy of Wyoming. The last 50 years Wyoming has become more than a western state to entertain the tourists that come to enjoy our great and beautiful scenery and travel our exciting mountain trails where deer, elk…

This Side of the Pond – March 14

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I have spent the best part of this week answering what ought to have been a perfectly simple question: how do you prove that your marriage is real? If you’re anything like me, you’ll snort with laughter and point to…

Letter to the Editor – March 14

Dear Editor, I am concerned about the health and safety of our community members, most specifically the ones who walk along the path by the creek. Is public urination acceptable? Even for children walking to school? I work at the…

This Side of the Pond – March 7

If there were ever a trait to divide our two nations, it’s surely our response to an irritating situation. In general, while the English have perfected the art of hushed tutting, Americans feel more comfortable expressing their annoyance. These are…