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And idea from the Big Easy

By Bill Diem Sometimes when I am out wandering the world, I think: What could Newberry do to be more attractive? This time, I am on vacation in the Big Easy, the Crescent City, NOLA, or New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s a big city, full of activity, including a jazz...

The Model A Ford: It’s more than just a car

By Sterling McGinn The Model A Ford is a special car. They are still on the road after all these years and are truly the “modern” antique vehicle. The Model A, which debuted in 1927, is arguably one of the most popular antique cars prized by enthusiasts. With two...

Where the mud meets the road

By Carol Stiffler We live in the most beautiful place. Even so, something always seems to be out of balance up here. Sometimes it’s an abundance of juicy spiders. Or an absence of bats. Or ticks so plentiful they could wrap around the earth. This spring, it seems to...

The school is getting destroyed

By Caitlynn Canfield Our school, as some have noticed, is losing its “spirit”. When I was a freshmen, or sophomore even, I remember looking forward to any event which really represented our love for this school. I would watch seniors and juniors running the pep...

Buttermilk is a delight

By Bill Diem Our book club is reading A Book of Delights by Ross Gay, a 42-year-old poet who thought it would be nice to write about something that delighted him each day. He wrote 102 in the year-long experiment. We decided in our club to write about a delight. Here...

What did Ian teach us?

By Carol Stiffler When Ian Fishback died on November 19, the world got a bit darker. We lost someone very special. Ian was locally famous before he’d ever enlisted in the military. Most of us knew him one way or the other, and he’d built a reputation for unmatched...