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Jake Mosbacher Is On The Mend After Wrecking His Truck

My friend and neighbor Jake Mosbacher had a truck accident last this week just south of the Village of Fults. He got rushed to Mercy South where he just got released. His family is hoping for a full and speedy recovery. Parents Debbie and Dennis are so thankful to the firefighters, EMTs, E.R. doctors and……

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Finding Small Joys During These Trying Times

Last night should have been like any other night. My son and I ate dinner together, played and settled in to watch television before bed. But last night, in the middle of what should have been one of his favorite parts of the day – TV time – he looked up at me with a……

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Drastic Lifetime Changes Are Here – Settle Down And Find Something To Read

As I write this, with the whole world in turmoil, what better time to stop and take inventory of our busy lives? With the cancellation of almost everything near and dear to us, where do we go from here? I’ve already seen signs of panic at the grocery store, which looked like a war zone……

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Parents Do The Best They Can During Crisis

As I thought about what to write for this column, I promised myself I would write about anything but Covid-19. Because my full-time job is in digital marketing and public relations, I spend a large portion of every day with one eye on the news cycle. This week in particular, I’ve spend a lot of……

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Looking Forward To Warm Spring Days

Hi folks. I am pretty sure most of us are weary and bored of these long winter months. We tend to close our blinds and curtains early in the evening and put on our comfortable pajamas and watch TV. A lot of retired seniors move south, understandably so. We also tend to put on weight……

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Entertaining Kindergarteners Is No Job For Kids

by Bethany Prange A good friend and I were recently commiserating about the long-lost days of sleeping in on the weekends. My friend, a 40-something mom to an almost three-year-old, went on to bemoan the fact that on a recent Saturday, she awoke to a puzzle being shoved in her face by her all-too-chipper daughter…….

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Doing “Snowbird” Duty In California’s Sunny Capital

The plan worked so well last winter I decided to do it all over again this year. Sacramento’s mild Mediterranean weather is some of the best to be found along the West Coast. Spending time with daughter Mary and husband Jim meant being pampered morning, noon and night. No cooking, no washing dishes, no cleaning,……

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Calm And Quiet In Downtown Fults

Things are quiet down here in Fults. Not much news to report this edition. Congratulations to Mike Fausz on his retirement from the Monroe County Courthouse. He’s been working there since he was fresh out of Valmeyer High School. The courthouse crew threw Mike a party on Feb. 7. Have a great retirement, Mike. Hopefully……

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Sis Darlene Yancey Celebrates 86th

Fults Phil made his annual prediction outside his den up from Merrill Prange’s church. The Editor was there to document the annual event, but I decided to stay home. With the sun shining bright, Phil saw his shadow, of course, and that means six more weeks of crappy weather. My math since 2001 shows that……

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Embracing The Weird: Teaching Kids It Is Okay To Be Different

If you ever look at your kid and think, “my Lord this child is weird,” take heart. Spend just 20 minutes on Facebook scanning posts from other parents – or read one of my columns – and you’ll quickly learn it’s not just yours. They’re all weird. Honestly, who can blame them? They’re new to……

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