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  • Common Sense Re-Visited0

    Happy New Year! A new year is upon us. May we all do our very best to make it a good one for all concerned! In the days leading up to Christmas, bitter cold, snow, and treacherous road conditions played havoc with the local sports schedules. Many games and practices were canceled on the Thursday

  • Dollar$ and No $ense0

    The Christmas presents have all been unwrapped, some of them exchanged, the year’s allotment of vacation days is about to disappear, and plans for New Year’s Eve have been resolved. Some New Year’s resolutions will be made, with many being broken before month’s end, and the arrival of W-2s and income tax preparation is a

  • Sports Gifts of Christmas0

    The Christmas season has a different feel From the worldly troubles and all that is real People greet each other and spread good cheer Wouldn’t it be nice if that happened all year? Sports are an escape we all can enjoy As much as the little ones with a new Santa toy We gather and

  • Finding Common Ground0

    A yellowed newspaper clipping held in place by a magnet greets me each time I open the refrigerator door. I don’t take the time to read it each time, but its presence serves as a reminder of something that should never be taken for granted or forgotten. Its contents read: “A Marine was taking college

  • NIL Changing the Game0

    The four-day football feast served up by the Thanksgiving weekend provided some savory treats to snack upon. There were upsets; Michigan over Ohio State, South Carolina surprising Clemson, and Texas A&M sending Brian Kelley’s LSU troops back to the Bayou with a 38-23 loss that ended the team’s chances of an NCAA Final Four appearance.

  • Dwindling Numbers Signal Problems for the Game0

    Similar to the unwelcomed mid-November snowstorm, the winter scholastic sports season has arrived before we knew it. Coming on the heels of very successful football and soccer campaigns for several area schools, the 2022-23 high school basketball season tips off with a bevy of games this weekend. As they sometimes manage to do with their


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