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Tips for Trips in Your Backyard!

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Every day we read about the benefits of local, shopping locally and dining at independent local establishments. Being married to a farmer and having a son also that has joined us in the farming operation in the last few years, I know what it is like to run a small business. I have always had […]

This Square Foot

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This square foot In central Illinois Was once An ancient bedrock river bottom Until the glaciers Ice silted it in.   This square foot In central Illinois The illiniwek Indians Traded with French fur traders That settled and trapped Along the river’s edge.   On this square foot of land The British came The French […]

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Marilyn Monroe and Bement, Illinois

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When my editor from Senior News & Times asked me to do a story about the 60th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe coming to the small town of Bement, Illinois all I could thing of was “What was she doing there?” The year was 1955 and on August 6th of that year, Marilyn Monroe, her photographer […]

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