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316-382-3381.That was the very first phone number I ever memorized, the home phone number for the Colburn family, beginning in the mid-1960s when we only had to twirl the dial using the last five … more
The Ely School Board was wise to resist calls for prohibiting “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” by author Austin Channing Brown. The book recounts one … more
When I was growing up, I thought the “Dog Days of Summer” were days in mid-August when all the algae started appearing in the lakes and the best days of swimming had come and gone. … more
We hope that the July jobs report will put an end to claims that the extra pandemic-related federal unemployment benefits were keeping people from going back to work. That talking point, which … more
A month ago I retired from the position of program coordinator at the Ely Folk School, and I am just beginning to figure out how to use my time and energy differently. I am still involved in … more
We suspect that the vast majority of Timberjay readers have already been vaccinated for COVID-19. As a newspaper, we’ve made a concerted effort to keep our region well-informed on the virus and … more
After weeks of smoke-filled air blowing in from uncontrolled wildfires scattered across the U.S. and Canada, and worrisome news reports of falling water levels at western reservoirs that supply … more
Time may well be running out on American democracy. The election of Joe Biden and a razor thin Democratic majority in Congress provided a chance for the country to move away from the increasingly … more
Most folks are familiar with the phrase “green with envy.” While some attribute its origins to the ancient Greeks, others turn to William Shakespeare’s Othello and his declaration … more
The city council in Tower has an important decision to make in the coming days over whether they wish to contract for coverage with the soon-to-be reconstituted Breitung Police Department. Based on … more
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