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  • As quickly as summer comes it disappears

    Published on July 5, 2021 at 11:18pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Growing up, the Fourth of July weekend was one of the greatest weekends of the summer. There were fireworks, grilling out, time at the lake and ample importunity to catch up with family and friends.  For many children it is also a hard break from sports, activities and just a few days to relax from… Read More

  • The placement of a troopers badge matters

    Published on July 5, 2021 at 11:17pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Question: I’ve often wondered why Troopers wear their badges on their pocket flaps and not their chests like other LEOs. Can you tell me the story behind that? Thanks for all you do! Answer: First let me say, excellent observation. This is the first time I’ve been asked about the iconic police badge. Where did it originate?… Read More

  • Letter to the Editor: More volunteers needed to keep Henning HOPE going in the community

    Published on July 5, 2021 at 11:17pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, Henning HOPE has been a staple charitable organization in Henning for many years. Sadly, Henning HOPE has not been able to find enough new volunteers/officers to continue serving our community. Effective June 22, 2021, the process of dissolving the group was begun.  The process for dissolution is as follows: the funding will stay… Read More

  • Landmark Center hosts Grandma and Me class

    Published on June 24, 2021 at 7:44am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Thank you to all the volunteer artists that helped us with our community mural painting in the Henning City Park on Friday and Saturday. A special thanks to the Lake Region Arts Council, who helped the Landmark Center obtain Legacy Grant Funds to make this project possible.  Artist Lana Beck hosted a Grandma and Me painting… Read More

  • City park project will be a nice asset to the community

    Published on June 24, 2021 at 7:43am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, Reading about plans for updating the city park has been really enjoyable and uplifting. I’ll admit my eyebrows raised a bit seeing the placement of the picnic shelter so close to the bathrooms. Dan assured me they will be in a better place. It seems the committee has planned carefully. Always with a project… Read More

  • ‘Wormy’ weather brings up tent caterpillars

    Published on June 24, 2021 at 7:41am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Maybe it’s because none of us are getting any younger, which means we’re getting older, which means we see winters, summers, springs, lots of things, with eyes that are different. Smarter we are, one would hope. But how smart were we about the weather when we were froze on in the middle of May? Had… Read More

  • A Shiloh book you will enjoy

    Published on June 24, 2021 at 7:37am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Our book this week is “One of the Third Grade Thonkers” written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and illustrated by Walter Gaffney-Kessell.   The book jacket reads, “Jimmy Novak, whose dad is a towboat worker, is really looking forward to spring vacation.  Jimmy and his club, the      ‘Rough, Tough, and Terrible’ Thonkers, are going to… Read More

  • Keep the fish, give me a good fishing story

    Published on May 20, 2021 at 12:45am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    There is, perhaps, nothing more important when fishing than coming up with a tall tale to go along with the adventure. After all, catching a fish is fun, telling a good story to go along with the adventure—now that is legendary.  Do you remember the time I battled a 20 pound walleye, only to have it… Read More

  • Recalling the good old days

    Published on May 20, 2021 at 12:45am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Although we all hope for the “good old days,” those days when people could be people and behave accordingly, perhaps those days weren’t all that good. Here are some of the medications we used to take a hundred or so years ago. They’re not listed in any order, because all of them are about as bad… Read More

  • Honoring the fallen on National Poppy Day

    Published on May 20, 2021 at 12:45am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, National Poppy Day is May 28th as poppy day is always the Friday before Memorial Day. The motto of the poppy sales is “Honor the fallen and support the living.”   The poppy is the official flower of The American Legion Family.  The poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle.  This… Read More

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