Opinion

Musing from the Hill, July 2, 2015
June 30, 2015
Long before World War II, Holland stood by us all the way. Huguenots (French Protestants) rose up against the atrocities being committed by the Catholic Church against all other religions. Many fled to Holland to escape torture and death.
Musing from the Hill, June 18, 2015
June 16, 2015
Memories of World War II remain vividly in my mind. My last column recounted recollections of WW I.
Musing from the HIll, June 11, 2015
June 9, 2015
May swept slowly in not on little cat feet I remember from my long ago youth. Wild days of wind and rain and cold held back sweet May flowers.
Letter to the Editor: New sidewalk appreciated
June 2, 2015
We have lived in Baldwin City now for more than eight years and until now there was no safe place to walk without worries of the constant speeding traffic, noise, etc. Now we do.
Musings from the Hill, June 4, 2015
June 2, 2015
Small-town summers of long ago have vanished. School days were behind us. Long lazy summer days lie ahead. Jobs for teens did not exist unless one lived in a farming community.
Musings from the Hill, May 28, 2015
May 26, 2015
We honor our Armed Forces on Memorial Day. It is also the day many visit family graves to tidy up the ravages of time. Long ago when I was a child in New Jersey, we visited a graveyard to plant a few flowers in remembrance of a few days old baby brother.
Musings from the Hill, May 21, 2015
May 18, 2015
A great change in our area due to the recent death of Margaret Counts is upon us. What effect will her death have upon the environs of Douglas County State Lake? The area in question has vital links to state land. For years, it has been a buffer zone between the two areas.
Musings from the Hill, May 14, 2015
May 12, 2015
This year, we sat aside May `10 to honor our mothers. I am among those who along with Abraham Lincoln feel secure and confident, no matter what is expected of me; I will be able to it.
Musings from the Hill, April 23, 2015
April 20, 2015
As usual I am writing my column well ahead of the due date. Another Easter has come and gone. My wish for all is a wonderful beautiful spring. We had a brief hiatus from our warm spring-like weather: a cold wind blew in from the north bringing Baldwin brief rain showers.
Musings from the Hill, April 16, 2015
April 14, 2015
It is said “March winds and April showers bring forth sweet May flowers.” March winds hopefully have temporarily ceased, instead we received a final gift of much needed April showers. A blessing for farmers and helpful to alleviate dangerous fires destroying grass lands, crops and homes.
Musings from the Hill, April 9, 2915
April 7, 2015
Many long years ago before the Great Depression, in the roaring twenties, Easter was observed in a far different manner. In New York, Fifth Avenue truly had an elaborate Easter parade. Newspapers pictured couples strolling the Avenue with men in “ spats” (a shoe adornment) accompanied by white-gloved women in elegant hats.
Musings from the Hill, April 2, 2015
March 31, 2015
Do you know March is Women’s History Month? We seem to pass lightly over the fact that rarely is any recognition of women’s part in shaping the destiny of our country.
Musing from the Hill, March 26
March 23, 2015
We are enjoying a welcome burst of spring weather. Lest we forget, March can be “iffy.” I do not believe spring has truly arrived until I hear spring peepers, frogs and trilling in State Lake. When they trill, I relax and believe spring has truly sprung. If the daffodils at my home on the hill on the southern exposure of the garage path push their leaves above ground and violet leaves appear surely “welcome sweet springtime we can greet thee with song and soft notes of bird song will fall on the ear” – (thank you Robert Browning)
Musings from the Hill, March 19
March 16, 2015
Daylight savings began Sunday, March 8. Did you remember to move your clocks forward? Yes, your wristwatches also.
Letter to the editor: Baldwin City Community Theatre disbanding
March 10, 2015
For the past 23 years, the Baldwin City Community Theatre has been entertaining audiences young and old.

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