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Local Columns

New scholarship honors the legacy of Don Schnurr

Some people achieve success in their careers and enjoy the fruit of their labor; and then there are others that achieve success and give of the time, talent and treasure to help others and make a difference in their community. Don Schnurr was one of those people. Unfortunately, Don unexpectedly ...

Donahoe’s News: A veritable general store on Central Avenue

Need an out-of-town newspaper? A magazine? A malted milk? A Hallmark card? A good cigar? A place to mail a letter? Or even a fish hook? From the 1950s through the end of the ‘60s, you didn’t need to look any further than Donahoe’s News – a fixture operated by Chuck Donahoe at the ...

Elevate rises to bridge gap for mental health services

When COVID-19 sent the world into a global public health emergency, fall-out from the pandemic turned daily life upside down. Many people lost their jobs through no fault of their own, creating financial hardship for families to put food on the table and pay their bills. On top of that, school ...

Trinity Wound Healing Center earns distinction

June is Wound Care Awareness Month. A month to recognize the challenges many individuals who live with chronic wounds face and to celebrate the wound specialists who support and help these individuals heal. And, I cannot think of a better way to kick-off the month by recognizing the Trinity ...

Buckle up and slow down this Memorial Day weekend

As Memorial Day approaches, we should be reminded of those in the armed forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It is typically the last weekend of the school year and that means summer is right around the corner. Compare this year to 2020 when lockdowns and quarantines were in ...