September 30, 2014
Opinion
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Since the office of the county drain commissioner announced it would be reactivating the long-dormant rolls for the Clam Drain — commonly known as the mouth of the Pine River — for dredging purposes, people all along the river have been questioning the necessity of the work. To prevent future flooding issues, however, we think it is an entirely reasonable project. more
If you’ve read my columns over the past year or so, you may have noticed that I have openly talked about my hatred of bats and mosquitoes. Weird, I know, since bats eat mosquitoes. more
I was sitting in my fifth grade classroom in 2001 not knowing the impact that a single day could make on this country or the world. I sat there with no idea that terrorists had attacked the World Trade Center in New York, what terrorists were or even that the twin towers existed. more
If there is one thing I’ve picked up on, you just can’t predict how your life is going to turn out. more
For months –– actually years –– my mom has been complaining about the color of my room. I, on the other hand, loved it, but I finally gave in and let her have her way. Next thing you know … more
I recently heard a report on the radio about how the massive, ancient Ogallala Aquifer running underneath much of the plains states, like Kansas and Nebraska, is beginning to dry up. After decades of farmers there using it to irrigate feed for cattle and more water-intensive crops like corn that otherwise would struggle in the conditions there, my first thought was, “Really? They just now figured that out?” more
I will come right out and say it: I have never been a huge fan of summertime. more
The Fourth of July has come around again, which means it’s time to bust out the sparklers, fireworks and kick back by the bonfire. I love this time of year because the flowers are blooming, the days are perfectly warm and the fireflies come out at night. There is nothing better than feeling the freedom of summer. more
Imagine this. You are sitting on the floor with a group of 20 other people. For dinner all you have to eat is a bowl of rice, contaminated with bugs, that must be shared with the rest of your group. Fifteen feet away, there is a trio of people sitting at a table with a smorgasbord of delectable food, and servers are delivering their every desire. more
I don’t claim to know everything about the meaning of life and I probably never will. However, after four years of college, I have learned a few things besides how to pull an all-nighter or do a semester-long project the night before it is due. more
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