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Local Woman Reaches Milestone In Service Organization
By Cookie Steponaitis
Lois Huizenga-Higbee simply loves history. It intrigues her, challenges her and makes her curious to learn more. It is also a jumping off point in pursuing family history, genealogy and showing America’s past history.  [ more ]

It’s The Small Things That Count Sharing Memories With Marie Langeway Shortsleeve
By Cookie Steponaitis
Marie Langeway Shortsleeve is full of stories and observations about life in Addison County. Marie was born in Ferrisburgh in 1921 and has seen life in this county since the Great Depression, married and raised a family here and watched America grow into a nation of world stature from the views of the lake, the land and family farm.  Her reminiscences document her life and connection to the history of Addison County agriculture and key moments in the nation as well.
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2016 A Year of Continued Growth And Stability In The U.S.
By Lydia Solini (
The United States will continue to make progressive growth through inventions, new ventures, activities, explorations and ingenuity until July 4, 2016.  Great strides will continue with daring attempts at independence.  We are in a courageous and strong willed cycle, which brings fresh starts, changes and upheavals.  Pioneering efforts are highlighted as we continue to seek our independence from foreign countries.  A good example of this is the continuing descent of oil prices which has fallen and will continue to fall in 2016 because we are becoming less and less dependent on foreign oil.  And because there is a glut of oil in the market; so it is safe to invest in a business or do home improvement or anything that might have seemed risky since 2008.  There is a good chance the oil prices will decline further in 2016!
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