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He's baaaacckkkk....maybe. Couldn't tell for sure if this critter happened to be Chuck. However, he happened to be in the right place.
Hope springs eternal, which, is a really, really good thing... My fingers are cold as I'm hacking at the keyboard on a chilly Monday morning in March at The Paragraph Factory. Seems like my fingers have been cold since, oh, sometime last October. I didn't help my own cause last Sunday night, either...
As recent widespread flooding demonstrates, severe weather can happen any time of the year. To help people prepare for weather emergencies, IEMA and local emergency management agencies will be promoting Severe Weather Preparedness Month throughout March. "We want to make sure families have a plan...
Not quite sure what kind of seed cluster, or ball, or pod, this might be...probably should know.
Thank goodness... ...last Saturday afternoon, yours truly went on a daily walkabout.  The sun was shining, all bright and warm. Yes. Warm. As in I won't freeze my face while on a walk.  I'm not sure how or why the idea flashed through my simple little mind. Such is often the case. That being said,...
A vehicle makes it way through high water on West Vienna Street in Anna last Saturday evening. At the time, rain was falling out of the sky in proverbial buckets. Buckets would play a critical role in how your writer spent part of Saturday evening with his bride. By the way, if you think the picture is a little blurry and fuzzy, that's because conditions were a whole lot blurry and fuzzy at the time.
It was a dark and stormy night. Really. It was. And a dark and stormy afternoon. And a dark and stormy evening.  Unless you happened to be hibernating, you probably saw that it rained a little bit last weekend in Union County. While the deluge wasn't quite of Biblical proportions, it sure was...
The Union County Selective Service office has announced that the county draft call for March, 1968, is for 12 Union County men. Merchants in Anna are offering Leap Year Specials to their customers this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Members of the A-J Future Farmers of America visited the O.K....
Fugitive porker: While motoring through the bottomlands near Ware, your intrepid chronicler came face to face, with a fugitive.
This week, some thoughts about creatures which can fly, and a critter that might have hoped that it could fly... One evening last week, while yours truly was on a daily walkabout, I could hear the sounds of geese as they flew from the west.  I stopped, listened and watched as seven geese soared...
Penguins might have been right at home at this bird bath outside of Anna City Hall which was coated in ice last week.
What you're seeing this week makes it official. My brain froze last week. Call it the effects of the winter of our discontent. Old Man Winter seems to be especially grumpy and cantankerous this season. At least we haven't heard anything about the Polar Vortex.  Winter seemed to settle in with some...
Way to go, groundhog. The chubby rodent in Pennsylvania saw his shadow last Friday. He would have seen a shadow last Friday morning in Union County, too. Guess that means we get to have six more weeks of winter. Sigh... ...indeed, the groundhog's prognostication appears to be correct... ...we had...
On your marks...get set...read... ...oops...the last word was supposed to be "bake," but we'll get back to that in just a bit... ...just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy and joyous Groundhog Day. The big day is Friday, February the Twoth.  Hope you managed to get your...
Finally...a bit of a warm up...time to get the lawn mower out of the shed and ready to go...the cold weather truly has frozen my brain... Thank goodness. January is rapidly advancing to a merciful conclusion. Then again, January is followed by February, which this writer finds to be one of the most...

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