Click Here to Download Form
 
Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3404 | 3405 | 3406 | 3407 | 3408 | > | >>

A tribute


Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Monday, February 5, 2001

Two writing classes have been major influences on me. One is an Advanced Placement English class. The teacher of this class has done many things to improve my writing. The other was a class on grammar. I signed up late for the class on pulling teeth. I feel fortunate though because the teacher of this class has also done many things to improve my writing. I realize now that I will be most appreciative for the help they have given me when I am in college and writing for very strict professors.

As a result, I would like to dedicate the rest of this editorial to the teachers of these classes, and use it as a tribute to show how well they have taught me.

Why would I want to do this you ask? It gives me an opportunity to show off all the skills that they labored over to get me to know. For instance, they taught me that when you deal with infinitives of verbs you shouldnt split them. But they have done much more than just teach me how to correctly use infinitives.

I feel that I have a firm grasp on most parts of formal writing. Thanks to them, I never have dangling modifiers or things. My punctuation has improved greatly too. In fact its so good that I never miss the little things like apostrophes in contractions or possessives.

My English teacher has also been nice enough to inform me of many things that college professors wont want to see in the writing I do for them. One thing I know that college professors definitely wont want to see are words like like, you, and I.

Another thing I know that college professors wont want to see are signs of an immature writer. One example of this is the use of parenthesis. Another sign of an immature writer is if they use questions in their papers and then supply the answers. An example of such a question and answer is, What is the significance of the psychoanalytical use of allusion in The Red Badge of Courage? It has to do with the similarities of the warriors of the Civil War battles to those of the battles of Homeric times. (Using questions and answers in any type of writing is just silly).

One last thing my English teacher has taught me is that you shouldnt go on and on in a sentence and you shouldnt include those ramblings in a single run-on sentence that seems to last for three to four lines where the subject of the sentence seems to drift off into space.

There are, of course, many other examples of how good my two te .....
[Read the Rest]

Winter Birds

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Monday, January 22, 2000

January 1, 2001: We hear birds singing and see activity in fir trees as we drive slowly past a farm bordering the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Dana Gardner and I are participating in the Whitewater Christ ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Beneath Tropical Seas

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Monday, February 5, 2001

Waves roll in and then recede, as the ocean endlessly caresses this lonely tropical shore. Shallow, crystal clear and deliciously warm are the waters of the all-encompassing sea. The white sand beach is deserted, polis ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Escape from America

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Monday, December 11, 2000

I guess Im a snowbird at heart because every year about this time, once the temperature dips below zero and looks like its going to stay there awhile, I start yearning to go south. Way south. All the way down to Ecu ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Cast Iron Epidemic

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Monday, January 29, 2001

I decided that it was time to change oil in both of our vehicles last Sunday. I drafted our sixteen-year-old son, Matt, to help. I thought it was a good opportunity for Matt to profit from some of my long experience an ..... 
[Read the Rest]


Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

A Fear of FlyingBy John TorgrimsonMonday, February 5, 2000

When I booked an October flight to Ireland for my son and I last summer, I believed that by planning far enough in advance I would eliminate any chance of a screw-up later on. After al ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in



Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Fillmore County District Court Report

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
Posted in

Recent misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor dispositions

Driving After Revocation - Aric Vernon Wold, 30, Peterson, MN. Sentenced Jan. 24, 2001, fined $365.

Underage Consumption and Disorderly Conduct - Jeremy James Berg, 19, Eyo ..... 
[Read the Rest]

<< | < | 3404 | 3405 | 3406 | 3407 | 3408 | > | >>
Studio A Photography