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Who Remembers The Old J.B. Bridge?

by Stella Linnemann Today’s youth only know the J.B. Bridge as the two reddish-orange structures carrying traffic over I-255. But older folks remember the grey, steel, two-lane bridge which motorists took to get from Rt. 3 to U.S. 50 as they made their way into South St. Louis County.  The original Jefferson Barracks Bridge was……

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Learning To Keep My Balance Is A Chore

by Stella Linnemann As seniors, we tend to lose our balance easier. It’s more difficult to look up and not get dizzy. We also trip more frequently. That one fall can result in all kinds of injuries. One lesson I have learned is not to wear flip flops. Flip flops are dangerous and so are……

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The Heat Is On As We Swelter This Summer

by Stella Linnemann Now we are into the month of August. The summer, as usual, is flying by.  Columbia isn’t the only place that the heat has been sweltering this summer. Paris, France broke a record high temperature of 107 degrees Fahrenheit. European countries setting new high temps include France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. ……

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Everyone’s Got Hot-Button Political Issues

by Stella Linnemann Politics seem to be the most controversially debated subject in all areas of life. Hot button discussion topics include abortion, recreational marijuana and raising cigarette taxes. What I don’t understand is , why don’t they raise taxes on liquor? Alcohol-related deaths while driving a vehicle has caused numerous fatalities on our roadways…….

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Happy To Ring In The Season Of Spring

by Stella Linnemann Hello everyone! May is finally here.  People are complaining of allergies due to the pollen in the air. It’s almost time to take the cover off the pools and fill them up with water. It seems like we just closed our above ground pool. The winter went by pretty fast. I see……

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My Journey To The Town Of Columbia

by Stella LinnemannMy family’s journey to the United States and eventually making a home in Columbia has continued to shape my life.    When I was three years old in October of 1959 my family arrived by boat from The Netherlands to New York. We could not speak English.My brother and I were not separated……

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It Is Best To Always Stay Forever Young

by Stella Linnemann As we age, we are still eager to learn new things. If I could be any age, I would choose to be forever 45. Knowledge is what keeps us forever young. How many times have you heard a senior tell someone that they wish they knew back then what they know now?……

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Happy To Ring In The Season Of Spring

by Stella Linnemann Hello everyone! May is finally here.  People are complaining of allergies due to the pollen in the air. It’s almost time to take the cover off the pools and fill them up with water. It seems like we just closed our above ground pool. The winter went by pretty fast. I see……

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A Storm Is Brewing Over Sunny Columbia

by Stella Linnemann This article was difficult for me to write. I argued with myself if I should adhere to sharing my thoughts on the present or the past, but this time, my views on what is happening now.  There are so many storms brewing in the U.S., Illinois and even in the City of……

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Spring Is In The Air, Flowers Are Blooming… But Will It Please Stop Raining

by Stella Linnemann It’s finally spring time; it’s what I always call ‘the rainy season.’ No matter what plans are made, it usually rains cats and dogs. Where did that saying ever come from?  If I had the money I would pour some more concrete in my back yard, just so my dogs wouldn’t get……

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