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Complaint puts DOT in tough spot

Column as I see ’em …

Transportation officials are going to have a mighty hard time explaining to a judge why they’ve continued to allow heavy trucks to travel Highway 151, given what we’ve learned over the past couple of weeks. (See story, A1.)


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Options exist for battling drug addiction

Unfortunately, drug addiction and the consequences to individuals and their families have been in the forefront of our community news lately.

My heart aches for those who are dealing with these issues. In the course of my duties as county attorney, I have opportunities to discuss these issues with families multiple times in a week and am able to share options with them in their attempt to help. My guess is that there are many families my office does not have the opportunity to talk with who could benefit from the knowledge that there are options.


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‘Harden off’ plants before transplanting

I can’t believe how quickly April has passed. Didn’t it just start? With 80-degree temperatures popping up, our mind goes in to summer mode and our flip flop/sandal brigade begins.

There are two warning points that I want to make here. It is not summer yet and chiggers and ticks are out in force.


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A deal that would make Trump smile

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

I sure am glad to report that the industrial park on U.S. 127 appears to be finally getting some action.

When the Economic Development Authority bought that lot, I wrote at the time that I’d be shocked if it didn’t already have a potential business in mind that would be moved in within months.

I sure was wrong about that because it has taken closer to a year and half.


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Don’t forget to celebrate Earth Day this year

By Cheryl Steenerson

You all know I’m a weeny when it comes to cold weather, so this wonderful warmth has me playing outside with all living things. Earth Day is this Friday and I sure hope you’ll all do something special to commemorate the day.

Old hippie that I am, I remember the first one. I was a freshman in high school and already wearing a headband and bell bottoms. War and anti-war demonstrators filled the nightly news. Peace and love were the chanted slogans of those unhappy with the direction of government.


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Warm, rainy days bring on termite season

By Tommy Yankey

Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.

Through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.


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Brother’s success in Boston Marathon not measured in miles

By Veno Chanda

 

All my life, my brother has always cheered me on from the sidelines in cross country and track, swimming and skiing, basketball and softball.

On Monday, I got to return the favor — as he tore through the streets from Hopkinton to Boston in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.


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Punishment won’t fit crime against starved-to-death dog

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …
I’ve seen worse things while doing this job, but not many that have made me as angry as I was while watching the blanketed body of a dead dog be removed from a back yard Monday afternoon on Ripy Street.
I admit I was already fuming after the dog’s owner, according to a police report, admitted that he tied up the small, short-haired, sickly dog two weeks earlier because it was pooping on his floors, then simply let it die of starvation and dehydration.


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Perennials deliver every year

April is traditionally a fickle month, but this year it’s like Mother Nature is trying to be all things to all people, all at once. April showers, traditionally enough, bring to mind rainbows and to me, rainbows are always uplifting. But did you know that there was a rainbow flower? I bet you did, and just didn’t know it.


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Questions and answers as primary nears

As we near the May 17 primary election, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of important dates and times.
We have had several inquiries regarding registering to vote, making a party change and other election related questions.
According to state law, changing your party affiliation now will cause you to be ineligible to vote in the primary.
Mail-in ballots are being sent out daily. Call our office to request an application.


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