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Curl up with the real thing

I read somewhere that this is supposed to be the year of the electronic book.  It was probably a seed planted by Amazon.com, which just happens to sell a nifty electronic tablet — the Kindle — that stores innumerable books electronically. And it only costs $489, plus shipping. I’m told most newly released “books” cost just $9.99 to download, too. Personally, I can’t see it finding its way into all that many households, not just yet anyway.  If you travel a lot, I suppose it might be useful. If you need to store a lot of reference material and take it with you, that gadget might be a godsend.  But, I just don’t think man...


Terrorism needs to be tackled

Editor, The most recent apparent terrorist plot played out aboard NW Flt. 253 by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is one more example of closing the barn door after the horse has run out. How many of these events are going to take place before we, as a nation and as a world, are going to mount a seri...


Generosity keeps the hungry fed

In this area of small communities it seems every year special things happen in our quest to help our neighbors. The Bread Basket Board continues to be amazed by the caring and generosity of people living here who do so much to help their neighbors whether it be those needing help feeding their families, yout...


Reacquaint yourself with good winter driving habits

Winter weather has returned with a vengeance after a reasonably mild holiday season. We had a nice layer of snow and cool, not cold temperatures to help make Christmas nice and snowy, albeit a grey day. But, now it looks like we're back into a cool spell after a messy rain/snow mix that made roads fairly ...


Join in discussion on public facility sale and use

Here's your chance to take part in the process of shaping our valley's future. Next Tuesday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake County Courthouse, you'll have a chance to express your view and hear many others that will help decide how public use facilities will shift in the not-too-distant future.  ...


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