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A dry raid

A century ago, stories of raids in search of moonshine and stills entered family histories and local folklore. It was the era of Prohibition, and the area gained a reputation for the quantity …

Spring cleaning is needed like a breath of fresh air

I did spring cleaning Saturday morning.   While I would have rather been doing something outside on this warm April day, like moving my patio furniture outside, ridding my office of old …

The joys of spring cleaning

I have an uncle who spends a lot of his time tearing appliances apart and small engines, old motors, lawn and garden equipment and most everything else. He separates the steel from the aluminum, the …

Tales of thieves

“What is the matter with the youth of our land when sin becomes a virtue and crime something to boast about,” asked the author of a front page article in the March 27, 1924, Holdingford …

Memories made during snowstorms past, present

The March 23-26 snowstorm and snowfalls came in the final weeks of a very dry winter. Almost every snowstorm brings up stories about past storms. Research shows snow stories have usually left …