In these days of bitterly divided politics, we are always looking for lessons on how we can better reach out to our readers to improve their belief that we can be fair and trustworthy. Generally, community newspapers are the most trusted source of news for their readers when it comes to local reporting. Our stories of the actions of local governments, what is happening in … [Read more...] about A Challenging Time To Trust The News
In Albert Lea, 290 students are quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure after one week of school. In Colorado Springs, my niece and nephew were sent home after two weeks of school. Two weeks after Atlanta schools reopened, a doctor charted the percentage of children with COVID-19 cases; at the eight schools with mask mandates, only one had a rate higher than … [Read more...] about LETTER: Can We At Least Talk About Covid-19 In The Schools?
The City of Morris Tree Board encourages citizens to water the small boulevard trees near them to aid the city’s watering team. High windy heat and this continued drought are stressing all vegetation but especially those trees planted in the last five years. They need our help to live. Please give each tree a slowish soak of 5 gallons per week, preferably in the morning … [Read more...] about Letter: Tree Board encourages residents to do their part
Last week I was excited to go to the Stevens County Fair but it was even better than anticipated. We had great weather, delicious food, wonderful exhibits and lots of fun. I have heard many people say that the Stevens County Fair is one of the best fairs in the area. The entertainment and exhibits are a huge part of that. We have a wonderful 4-H group with lots of animals … [Read more...] about Even better to actually be at the fair
It’s fair time and I am so excited. We finally get to go to the fair after two years of waiting. As you can tell, I love the fair and all that it entails. The Stevens County Fair has always been a part of my life. My parents took us to the fair every year on Saturday afternoon. We would go through all the buildings, walk what I thought was very slowly through the exhibits, … [Read more...] about Time to really enjoy the fair