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Deadline extended for recognition program

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“Unsung heroes” – that is a catchphrase used quite frequently lately by broadcasters and journalists to highlight the good deeds of everyday people. And rightly so. Our neighbors, our friends, our acquaintances and even total strangers quietly go about their business helping others, trying to make the world a better place. The need for heroes […] [Read More]
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Potatoes baked in a pile of leaves

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Despite the fact that I suffer greatly with allergies at this time of year, the fallen leaves, spread out across lawns, is a beautiful sight. Raking them up is a whole other story. I remember the days of my childhood when my father raked the leaves into an old blanket or sheet, carried it to […] [Read More]
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Be informed this election season

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In my 24 years as editor of the Fairfield Citizen-News, I sat through many candidates’ forums, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Fairfield. In fact, I probably sat through all of them in my tenure. I attended them for two reasons: as the editor, I needed to make informed decisions about who the […] [Read More]
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A fundamental right

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I remember the first time I voted. It was the presidential election between Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. I voted for Carter. I was young and impressionable and was caught up in the anti-Nixon sentiment. Carter represented a needed change from the dark days of Watergate. I remember being scared and thinking to myself: “Will […] [Read More]
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Help preserve the past

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I know the Greenfield Hill Cemetery. You might say that I have been up close and personal with it. On a beautiful day in September 2008, I joined an army of residents and out-of-towners at the 300-year-old cemetery on Bronson Road. For several hours, we scrubbed – and I mean scrubbed – the headstones of […] [Read More]
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The dreaded 5-4 vote

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The good thing about what transpired Tuesday night was that the Board of Education made a decision. The bad thing was that it made the wrong one. Just before 11 p.m. and after several hours of discussion – and some confusion, I might add – the board voted 5-4 in favor of redistricting option E, […] [Read More]
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Branching out

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My cousin Terri-Lynn was born and raised in Fairfield, but moved away 35 years ago. After living in numerous parts of the country, she moved to Watertown, South Dakota, where her parents already had settled in; she resided there for 15 years. Six weeks ago, she came home to Fairfield to live. One of the […] [Read More]
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Kiwanis crafts fair helps kids

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One of the great things about Fairfield is how much there is to do on any given weekend. Year-round, Fairfielders and their friends and family and out-of-town visitors can find a multitude of activities to keep everyone happy. Among those events is the Fairfield Kiwanis Club’s 19th Annual Fall Juried Arts & Crafts Fair, which […] [Read More]
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