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Happy New Year


Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Monday, December 31, 2001

5. . .4. . .3. . .2. . .1. . .Happy New Year! As the final moments of 2001 approach, I can't help but look back on the year. 2001, like so many other years, has been full of fun and great memories that will last a lifetime. 2001 had many fun times, but there was also a time it was filled with fear, terror, and sadness because of a horrific event. So as the year comes to a close, I take some time to reflect on the year that was, and the year to come.

Well I should probably begin with the way it started about 365 days ago. Last year's January and February were filled with wrestling events. Early March brought the end of the wrestling season with the state tournament. The whole state wrestling experience was exciting, and will be remembered for some of the crazy events that went on. The Falcon Five as we were deemed-- all placed in state, which made the whole trip that much better. Not long after wrestling, the baseball season began. Our team wasn't the best, but we sure had a lot of fun. We would all goof around, which made everyday a lot of fun. Well, I should probably mention the prom experience also. Prom happened right in the middle of baseball season. It was a fun couple of days. But, I think the days spent preparing for it were the most fun. Going to order a tux, planning on where we were going to eat, and wondering how it all would go, added to the excitement. So as the school year came to a close, all I could think of was three months of no school.

Summer vacation was a whole lot of nothing, and that's the way I like it. Just hanging around doing nothing, was a lot of fun. My friends and I would run around a little bit, but for the most part it was just sitting around. Every now and then there was something fun and exciting for me to do--like, go to the Fourth of July parade and fireworks. Getting my senior pictures taken was a fun experience. I attended a wrestling camp, and for the final time, got ready for school. Though not filled with a huge agenda, this was a fun and relaxing summer for me.

As the school year began, it was abruptly interrupted on September 11. Around the nation, the September 11th attack will probably be the event that 2001 is remembered for. It will be no different for me. The events of September 11th are as vivid as the day they happened. The terror and the emotions of the events still loom in my memories. I'll remember the events that followed the attack too--the an .....
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A Dogs Life.....By Sam

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Monday, December 17, 2001

A dogs life can be the best of times and it can be the worst of times, mine is somewhere near the middle.

By and large, I have it pretty good, I have my own room and three meals a day. I suppose that a dog s ..... 
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A Rant and a Rave

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Monday, December 31, 2001

Last week, in this very paper, there appeared a quote from Garrison Keillor where he extolled the value of true newspapers: those that report crime, uncover scandal, and feature a few "irreverent columnists." This tr ..... 
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Are You Game?

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Monday, November 19, 2001

The NBA season is fully underway. Youd have to live under a rock not to have seen MJ, his Airness, firing away for the Wizards. After all, TNT and NBC plan on having the lowly Wizards on the tube whenever possible; t ..... 
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Neither Snow nor Rain nor Dark of Night

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Monday, November 26, 2001

On my usual late morning walk down our Big Woods road, I cross the bridge over the South Fork, pass the road to Jaymour Larson's old place, round the big curve and am nearing the tall post that once supported Pancake ..... 
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Turtle Dreamtime

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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By John LevellMonday, December 10, 2001

While long winter naps certainly seem appealing, a cold weather snooze lasting some five or six months is just a tad bit excessive. Factor in not a breath of fresh air or single bit ..... 
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All About Amaryllis

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Virginia CooperMonday, December 31, 2001

What can you say about these amazing flowers - except Wow! After last weeks' column on forcing bulbs for indoors, several neighbors have asked for more information on growing these gigantic beauties.
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The Sky Above the Ice Below

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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By Wayne PikeMonday, December 31, 2001

Celebrating the turning of a page on the calendar seems like celebrating another sunset. We are happy to still be here to enjoy it, but we should feel that way every day. I guess if a person is looking fo ..... 
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What about Fillmore County?

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Monday, December 24, 2001

When I arrived at my office last Monday, there was a copy of the Sunday Winona Daily News waiting for me in the entry way. Under a front page story Published farm subsidies stir up debate, which listed the top 20 Wi ..... 
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