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Menards Goes High Class

I long for the days when hardware stores actually sold hardware. It is now a place to get dressed up and take out a woman on a date. Or better yet, for a woman to take a man out on a date. Not only does Menards offer

Lifestyle
The Wrath of Grapes

I was out taking pictures of old barns when I came across one very interesting one and decided to stop. I walked around to the back door to ask the owner for permission to go out to his barn. The porch was in disarra

Lifestyle
A Trip to the Casino: 'Come On Bessie!'

The other day my friend said, "Let's go to the casino." Words I usually don't like to hear for my own reasons. I would rather hear something like, "Would you like me to bake chocolate chip cookies?

Lifestyle
Council Hill Station-- A Peace of Heaven

It’s a beautiful September day. The sun is high in a clear blue sky. I sit in on a very comfortable yellow cushioned vintage chair under a tin gun-metal colored awning supported by knobby pine poles. There is a gen

Lifestyle
A Visit Back in Time

  About a month ago a man walked into the store I work at. We create Live Edge wood tables and other furniture. He introduced himself as Jim. He was a local farmer and a retired Pastor. He inquired if I would lik

Entertainment
Not Just Another Saturday in Tiny Town IL

It was just another quiet Saturday afternoon at the store in my quiet little town. I was enjoying a burger, rings, and a soda. A few people popped in during the day and offered some light conversation while they looked a

Lifestyle
Battling the Internet Minotaur

Recently, I have been dealing with various internet service providers in my area, and I feel like I have just battled the mythological Greek monster, the Minotaur whose maze left me feeling lost and hopeless. 

Lifestyle
City Boy Becoming Country

Met·a·mor·pho·sis: a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means. I now live in a town called Elizabeth, IL. I am goi

Lifestyle
Elizabeth, IL: The Heart of Jo Daviess County

It's Saturday morning and after a week of nerve racking meetings, crowded elevators, blaring sirens, and racing to catch the train...you are ready for this road trip. You want to take a break from the rat race and

Lifestyle
Happy Father's Day

It is June 18th...Father's Day. Millions of fathers will be celebrated for being "Dad."  There will be picnics with ice-cream, foaming beer, and memories—  of those whose children are grown

Lifestyle
Stuck in an Auto Trunk?

Have we become a society of Homer Simpsons? I love reading small town newspapers. There is just so much true to life information that doesn’t make the big city news. Today I came across an article on how to g

News
Batman's Adam West Dead at 88

The man that graced our television screen in gray leotards, black boots, a utility belt that carried everything possible, a large black cape, and a mask fighting villains of all sorts has died, ending an era for many of

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