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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 8:09 AM

There’s nothing better than getting buzzed in the evening. It’s something I look forward to every day, if possible.

  • “The Fighting Sioux of North Dakota U” has a nicer ring to it than “The Fighting Hawks of North Dakota University,” in my books. Call me old fashioned, but I’ve felt that our society has gotten over sensitive when dealing with team nicknames that refer to Native Americans.

  • There’s nothing better than getting buzzed in the evening. It’s something I look forward to every day, if possible.

  • Last week many in the United States observed Veterans Day when ceremonies in countless communities were held to honor all the brave men and women who served in our armed forces.

  • With Thanksgiving approaching next week, thoughts of gratitude are on the minds of many people. Like others, I am thankful for family, friends, good health and, in a global context, a comfortable life in a peaceful land.

  • How would you react if your child brought home a letter from school, asking you not to worry, because everything is under control. But just so you know, your local school has put a contingency plan into effect in case a nuclear blast occurs nearby.

  • By now I'm sure just about everyone has seen the video of the Richland County deputy forcibly remove a female student from a Spring Valley High School classroom in Columbia, South Carolina and heard or read about the firestorm that followed.

  • Sidewalks have been a hot topic in area communities, most recently in Spring Valley and Preston where residents have attended council meetings to oppose assessments to pay for their construction. As is often the case, local cities assess a portion of sidewalk construction to property owners.

  • Usually, the weeks fly by between the publications of our newspaper. After our newspaper goes to press, the time leading up to the next deadline never seems long enough. 

  • This coming Saturday night (actually very early Sunday morning) the vast majority of the United States will be converting back to Standard Time. We will be setting our clocks back one hour, doing away with Daylight Savings Time, and ushering in the long, dark evenings and nights of late fall and winter.

  • Readers may feel that the role of the editor at a small, community newspaper is to collect all the information that comes in our door each week and merely reproduce it in the pages of our publication. However, besides the practical decisions we face each week about gathering the news, there are also ethical dilemmas that often crop up in the process.

  • A news story, which appeared last week in many daily papers, as well as TV news magazines and even NBC network news, had me scratching my head and muttering, “really?” I’ve heard of some frivolous lawsuits brought before a court of law in the past, but this one really takes the cake.

  • Sometimes when I am driving alone in my car for longer distances I start thinking of good names for a rock band to drive off boredom. 

  • With the most recent mass shooting, at a Roseburg, Oregon college, the hot potato issue of gun violence-gun control-and Second Amendment rights has surfaced once again. While there are numerous perplexing issues facing the American society, none is as difficult to get a handle on as gun violence.

  • Our newspaper received a request last month from two University of Minnesota scientists who are doing research on the origin of iron ore. The two, including Dr. Calvin Alexander, who is a well-known geologist in this area, wanted photographs of iron ore mining, which was prevalent in the area, particularly around Spring Valley, from 1942 to around 1970.

  • “A slip of the foot, you may recover. But a slip of the tongue, you may never get over.”

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