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Road work: The top concern in two Jackson County townships

By Ken Wyatt Roads and their crumbling fortunes were a hot item in the neighboring townships of Concord and Pulaski at this month’s board meetings. A summary of issues in both townships: Concord Township Supervisor David Saenz presented the board with three options for spending the township’s minimal road budget in this summer’s construction this Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Homeless woman found in sign, RFK’s brain eaten by worm

I thought I’d take time out from writing about politics to offer a few weird, or absurd items that appeared in the news last week. It seems some news stories are getting weirder and weirder as weeks and months go by.For instance one of the most outrageous stories of the week happened just a few Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Taxes just keep piling up

Like many of us I struggle with having to pay taxes each year. I often wonder why I put aside more and more each year to pay the government yet get lesser and lesser services.For instance, I’m drawing social security. I get about $20,000, yet nearly half of that goes to pay Medicare. I was Read More…

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Looking Out: It’s only sausage

“So, is it C-A-T-S-U-P or K-E-T-C-H-U-P?” says my old pal Tikins, sliding the red plastic bottle across the restaurant table.“This one says it’s with a K,” I say.“It tastes better if it is spelled C-A-T-S-U-P,” says Tikins.“Baloney,” I say.“Is that B-O-L-O-G-N-A or B-A-L-O-N-E-Y?” says Tikins.“No matter which, it’s only sausage,” I say, intent on eating Read More…