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Hawk Talk
Aretha had a voice and a message. She dressed and behaved like a lady. John McCain spoke with authority and he lived his message. While some 3D...


FROM THE EDITOR
Summer is fading – the garden, the trees, even the petunias and geraniums on the porch. It reminds me of one the summer songs popular in the 60’s...


HAWK TALK
As we approach another long weekend of incredible discount sales, it would appear that the Justice Department is running a special on immunity. “To...


At Your Leisure – Watership Down
Bunny rabbits. Cute and fuzzy little bunnies. Who would have thought you could have a harrowing, thrilling adventure story where the main...


Jason Sommerfeldt works on one of the pieces for his alter ego, Edgar VanAle, a travelling storyteller who will be making an appearance at the Big River Steampunk Festival, along with his family. Full Steam Ahead! – Edgar VanAle and Family
The Big River Steampunk Festival is a time of gathering, anyone can come, enjoy the sound and spectacle, and revel in the joy that so many people...


From the Editor
On my way to Center last Saturday I stopped at Casey’s for a slice of breakfast pizza and a glass of tea. Juggling my purchases and my wallet, I...


Letter to Editor
Dear Editor: In recent letters, I have asked my ‘values voting’ neighbors, ‘What are you voting for?’ but lately I have come to feel the need...


Hawk Talk
Now is the time of year when many families try to squeeze a vacation into the tiny window between the end of school, summer school, summer...


Hawk Talk
It would be interesting to imagine either Andrew Jackson (the first president from the Democratic party) or Abraham Lincoln (the first president...


From the Editor
My sister and I took off for a few days and headed to Springfield to see the new aquarium built at Bass Pro. Simple plan, mapped out route, plenty...


From the Editor
Another Fourth of July has come and gone this year in Perry. Many people came to the of the Chamber of Commerce so residents and their neighbors...


Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: Over the past series of letters, I have asked my ‘values voting’ neighbors, ‘What are you voting for?’ and I am forced to admit that...


Hawk Talk
Among the dictionary definitions of “artificial intelligence” are: 2. Made in imitation of or as a substitute for …4. Pretender; feigned....


Rep. Jim Hansen Capitol Report
Rep. Jim Hansen Capitol Report 5/13/18 Final Week The week of Monday, May 14, marks the final week of this year’s legislative session. During...


Hawk Talk
Without a Teleprompter Summer is the season for “pop-ups.’ Not the noxious ads that clog your computer screen, but isolated, spontaneous bursts...