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Letters to the Editor — July 1, 2015

Supports Mutchler   I’m backing Jon Mutchler for Mayor of Ferndale. Will you join me? Ferndale has prospered in a difficult time under the strong leadership of its current mayor, ...

Letters to the Editor — June 24, 2015

Concerned about Lummis blocking GPT   I am concerned that there is a war going on against working people in Washington. The Gateway project is in the middle of preparing an environmental ...

Shopping and frosting: two important decisions

by Sue Ann Crockett   Once I wrote a column about how people encourage others to be outraged concerning causes they feel are important. I understand this mentality, the wanting ...

Easy recipe makes ballpark favorite a kitchen breeze

  Growing up near St. Louis, one of my favorite summer activities was spending an afternoon at Busch Stadium. It was always so much fun to watch the Cardinals play, soak up the ...

Gravy Days: All that matters in life, really

  Getting older brings to mind questions like “What’s really important?” and “What do I want to accomplish before I die?” and “Why is hair growing there?” Those of ...

Gravy Days: Five opinions for the price of one

Sometimes it’s hard to narrow a column down to just one topic. So this time I didn’t even try. Here are my thoughts on the following: A 14-pound baby was born in Florida a few weeks ...

Guest Opinion: Rural America — It’s really complicated

by Brian Depew Center for Rural Affairs There are two closely-held, widely believed, narratives about rural America. The national media narrative, with roots in the 1980s farm crisis, ...

FROM THE ARCHIVES

• 100 years ago Prepared to feed 2,000 at celebration — Friday, February 26, 1915 The Mount Vernon Cream company and the businessmen of Ferndale have prepared to feed 2,000 people ...

Letters for Feb. 25

Reasonable discussion needed It seems reasonable to me that the U.S. Army Corps declined to stop the review process for the Gateway shipping terminal. As leaders in our community, the ...

When sacred and secular meet in the public square

by Jon Mutchler The first hybrid beast I remember was the cartoon centaur Newton— the half boy/half horse creature from the 1960s cartoon series “The Mighty Hercules.” We’re ...