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I was probably around 19 or 20 and sitting in a bar in Colorado that celebrated Friday Afternoon Club or FAC, as the locals called it. This was every Friday and pitchers of beer were a buck. I used to like beer, but I have no idea what brand it was… maybe Coors? All I know is we had to get t…

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Having retired from corn & bean farming and having put money in the bank, thanks in part to my then-ability to sell corn to the ethanol industry, I have little standing to denigrate that industry, much as I dislike it. So - assuming the ethanol industry is here to stay --what if, instead…

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Saturday was a little stressful, and by late afternoon I was ready to forget about everything, so I asked the Cow Man to take me out to dinner. He happily obliged and hopped in the shower while I changed out of my yoga pants and a T-shirt into something more presentable.

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After hearing the news that Gov. Kim Reynolds won another term, and that the Republicans gained ground in the Legislature, my thoughts immediately gravitated to this often-uttered phrase: It’s going to get worse before it gets better.

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Alumni pride. Webster Dictionary tells us that “alumni” is a person who has attended or had graduated from a particular school, college or university. It also tells us that “pride” is the quality or state of being proud.

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We’ve been talking here at the Times Citizen and wonder if all the things we have been reporting on are the things you want to read. Afterall, we want you to be both interested and informed.

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I just read a story about a little boy. He was playing on a pier and suddenly fell into the water. There was a soldier nearby and he saw him fall. The soldier ran as fast as he could, dove into the water and pulled the little boy up to the surface. 

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We decided to get away last week, mostly because it was the Cow Man’s birthday, but we also wanted to take a quick vacation. Nashville was our destination, and this was decided way before the Hawkeyes were picked for a bowl game.

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Since the inception of the Ellsworth College Foundation, the fundamental scope was and still is to provide financial support to our Ellsworth Community College students through scholarships.

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One morning last week while having coffee, I looked out the window in deep thought. This particular morning was dreary and cloudy, and it matched my mood.