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Happy Apple Week!

Happy Apple Week!

  Okay, I know it’s not a nationally recognized holiday or anything, but around here, it’s every bit as good.  Even better, because no matter what the government shuts down next, they have no power over Apple Week at the Foundation.  And for that, we are thankful. Making yummy stuff out of apples is an American…

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Boots and Cats

Boots and Cats

As a mother of teenagers, I can’t be cool.  I try to be.  I want to be.  Alas, I am not.  A prime example would be how my crew of boys randomly starts beatboxing.  This usually happens while we’re in the car driving, although it’s been known to interrupt dinner.  In case you’re as uncool…

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Playground projects in motion

Playground projects in motion

Chronicle-Tribune  |  chronicle-tribune.com Posted: Monday, October 7, 2013 4:00 am By Karla Bowsher  |  kbowsher@chronicle-tribune.com Handicapped-accessible swings could soon sway at several parks and schools across Grant County. An informal grassroots organization called Swing of Faith, led in part by local nurse Bob Michael, put the plan in motion earlier this summer. With the swings…

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10.012013
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That New Car Smell

That New Car Smell

26 South.  That’s what the police call it.  26 meaning car wash; south meaning the car wash on the south end of town.  It used to be Rich’s Car Wash.  I loved 26 South.  I’d get the Gold Package.  They would not only send my car through the maze of long hanging damp strips of…

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10.012013
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Give to Grant

Give to Grant

If you have an iPad, an iPod Touch, or an iPhone you probably got a notice this past weekend that you needed a “Software Update”.   My brother and I were comparing notes on how we felt about all this Appley new-ness.  It is more fun to swipe your unused pages away- no more trembling icons,…

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Crazy Awesome

Crazy Awesome

He’s probably the most intentional person in the family.  Every move he makes seems to have a decided purpose.  He never gets bored because he’s heartily engaged in whatever task his hands find to do.  In the moment he decides that something must be done, everything else become unimportant by comparison.  And yet, he’s as...

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Johnny Cougar

Johnny Cougar

Whether you know him as Johnny Cougar (my personal fav), John Cougar Mellencamp, or John Mellencamp, he had it right about small towns. Well, I was born in a small town. And I live in a small town. Probably die in a small town. Oh, those small communities. I think most Grant Countians can relate. …

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Pupland grand opening marks a year of work

Pupland grand opening marks a year of work

Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 4:00 am By Karla Bowsher | kbowsher@chronicle-tribune.com www.chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND — More than a dozen dogs, from Dachshunds to Danes, attended the grand opening of the county’s second dog park Saturday despite the rain. Upland Pupland, a free dog park located in the Upland Softball and Baseball Complex, has been a year…

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