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I’m winning the food fight

March 28, 2009 The time is 7:27 a.m. Friday. I awake to the distinct shuffling movements and faint gasping sounds coming from my daughter’s bassinet. Don’t be alarmed, she was perfectly fine. more »»

So what if you are not a good test taker

March 23, 2009 From previous experiences throughout my short lifetime, it has become apparent that this life here on Earth, although short, is chock-full of grand surprises. more »»

Does March really come in like a lion and go out like a lamb?

March 16, 2009 When I found out that Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, I wasn’t at all shocked. It’s only on rare occasions that this almighty, mind-reading groundhog foresees an early spring. more »»

It takes a village to save the street

March 10, 2009 During the past 18 months, your local public broadcasting station, WPSU, has been in Lewistown and surrounding communities in Mifflin County spreading the message of the importance of literacy to... more »»

Parents just don’t understand — or so kids think

March 9, 2009 Ah, parents. They always seem to be telling you what to do, when to come home and who to talk to. Love or loathe them, most of them always seem to have their children’s best interests at heart. more »»

Remembering Penny

March 7, 2009 In December, my Bernese Mountain Dog Bella marked her second Christmas with us. more »»

Infrastructure should be top priority for federal stimulus

March 5, 2009 Whether we like it or not, the $787 billion federal stimulus package has been signed into law. Now, the focus must be on using these dollars in the best possible manner. more »»

Kid Connection seeks support of local businesses for ’09 event

March 3, 2009 This year marks the 28th annual Kid Connection, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, in downtown Lewistown. A lot of planning goes into the event each year. more »»

Patience a virtue in today’s crazy world

February 28, 2009 Did you ever find yourself wanting something so badly, you are up in arms as to how to get it? Have you ever found yourself marking down the days, weeks and even months on the calendar, until the “X... more »»

Time spent with daughter is special

February 21, 2009 I know it may sound cliche, but time is a very valuable thing. One of the hardest things I had to learn to deal with as a new parent is working as a full-time mom. more »»

So far, so good: Lists and perseverance serve me well

February 16, 2009 While rummaging through my room the other night, I found an assortment of items that brought back some very good memories — and a few bad ones. more »»

Chocolate, anyone? Odes to V-day

February 13, 2009 Editor’s Note: The Indian Valley student journalists voice their thoughts on Cupid’s arrow and other holiday-related ideas for Valentine’s Day: There is nothing I enjoy more... more »»

Ignoring Cupid: a single’s V-day

February 10, 2009 Hearts, chocolate, love, OH MY! Another holiday is creeping upon us, and this one involves just as much spending as Christmas. Yes, I am talking about Valentine’s Day. more »»

Sister inspires healthy habits

February 7, 2009 Inspiration can come in many forms. It can come in the form of a memorable Van Gogh painting, a thoughtful gesture, a simple smile or possibly an act of God. more »»

Wishing I had a kid manual

January 31, 2009 Let’s face it: growing up is hard to do. Kids aren’t born with an instruction manual. If they were, parents wouldn’t be faced with fears and uncertainties as their children grow. more »»

Tough realities require difficult solutions

January 27, 2009 As leaders in the General Assembly and the Administration work to find ways to eliminate our current budget shortfall, it is crucial that we proceed in a bi-partisan manner. more »»

Being hopeful in job market tough

January 24, 2009 With the current economic status the way it is, people are hurting for jobs. Employee hours are getting cut in half, some are losing their jobs, while others are hopelessly trying to find on. more »»

E.M.I.L.Y. does not represent all women

January 20, 2009 Politics today makes me feel much like the people on the wing of the aircraft that crashed in the Hudson River last week. Teetering. Tottering. Right wing. Left wing. more »»

Daughter’s birth is a blessing in disguise

January 17, 2009 I’m always hearing that children are supposed to give their parents a purpose to live. When I was little, I always would ask my Mom and Dad how they met. more »»

Daschle heads up health care overhaul

January 14, 2009 Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for secretary-designate of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. more »»



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