Commentary

Frigid temps bring back memory

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We have all had a difficult two weeks of such unusual, bitter cold but even though it was cold here our hearts go out to those who are in Texas and still suffering the aftermath of such unusual freezing temperatures in other wise warm Texas.

Death penalty suspended after gallows fails for third time

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Tuesday, February 23 The 54th day of the year 311 days left Today in History On February 23, 1885, a 19-year-old man named John Lee is sent to the gallows in Exeter, England, for the murder of Ellen Keyse, a rich older woman for whom he had worked. Although he insisted he was innocent, Lee had been convicted and sentenced to death by hanging.

Eagles’ club secretary arrested in raid

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25 Years Ago February 21- 27, 1996 A birthday party was held at Medicalodge in Columbus to celebrate the 105th birthday of Myrtle Correll. Helping her celebrate were family members Eugene and Marie Correll and Bert and Thelma Correll.

A vaccine story for the ages

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Last summer we heard the prediction that by the end of 2020, we would have a safe, effective vaccine to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which had only been discovered, of course, in December 2019, before causing countless deaths and mayhem in the world as we knew it. I must admit, I was skeptical.

Man fined $25 for biting off thumb

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25 Years Ago February 21- 27, 1996 Columbus City officials voted to start legal proceedings against the Kansas City engineering firm of Larkin and Associates over design features of the city’s new water plant. Performance of the new plant has not been satisfactory particularly the continuing odor at the plant.

God provides the means to be clean

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How pleasant it is to be clean. We all enjoy bathing ourselves and then putting on a fresh set of clothing. We do this regularly not only because it feels good, but because it is simply good hygiene as well. Some of the products that we use to launder and bathe with are identified as being “free and clear.” This means that they contain nothing that irritates our skin.

Pluto discovered at Lowell Observatory

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Thursday, February 18 The 49th day of the year 316 days left Today in History On this day in 1930, Pluto, once believed to be the ninth planet, is discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

First president, born on platation in Virginia

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As we celebrate the Presidents birthdays in February, we need to remember that our first United States President, often referred to as “The Father Of Our Country”, was born February 22, 1732 according to the Gregorian Calendar. In 1752, the Julian Calendar was revised to what we now know as the Gregorian calendar, thus his birthday date was altered on the new calendar but that is a whole other story.