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Mike’s Musings- C’mon State, stop hassling pig farmer

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Reporter Cathy Taylor broke a story in our sister paper, The Marion Press, a couple of weeks ago, about the plight of local farmer, Mark Baker and…

Reflections- Unsinkable people in the unthinkable storms

Roger Campbell News of a triple tragedy in the lives of longtime friends sent me to the telephone to assure them of our concern and prayers.  Their daughter, Carol, had…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- Waterfront — all around us

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Over the years, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has said more than once that March is the most changeable month. Normally I would agree with that, but…

Mike’s Musings- Lewis no hero of mine

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Baltimore Ravens 24 – San Francisco 21 Take it to the bank. The Ravens will be victorious in the Harbaugh bowl. Big brother John will out coach…

Reflections- Making home a safe haven for love

Roger Campbell An old song says, “You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn’t hurt at all.” That once popular tune could be the theme song of…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces- February again already?

Wasn’t I just complaining about cold weather? Well forget that! Now we have cold weather with that thermometer dipping into the negative numbers for a real J-J-January chill! And now…

Mike’s Musings- Mentally challenged don’t need access to guns

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor What in the heck is going on around here. Within one week’s time, two deranged males have kidnapped and sexually assaulted females- one which brought a lot…

Finally, a good week!

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent I am almost afraid to say it, or rather write it, for fear that it will jinx us, but things have been going pretty well around…

Gun control won’t solve crime

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I’m opposed to gun control. I’m tired of the federal government meddling in my business. I don’t own a gun, nor do I shoot them, but I…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces– A little ‘smoky’ excitement

by Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent     Usually January is a mostly quiet uneventful month. It is too cold (by my standards) to spend time outside, it gets light late…