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Tolerance | Mark’s Remarks

Have you noticed lately that the greatest sin in the world has become disagreeing with someone?  It’s been a gradual shift in...

House guests | Mark’s Remarks

I’ve heard two wise sayings about house guests.  My maternal grandmother often said: “To each his own.” My wife’s maternal grandmother often...

Thrift Store Madness and Dressing Weird in the 80s | Mark’s Remarks

Do any of you remember the phase in the 1980s when all the cool kids were wearing oversized coats, vintage hats and...

The Healthy + Happy Life | Tick, tock! What are you waiting for?

BY AMY WAGENKNECHT As a teacher, I would never ask my students to read a...

Tricky Micki | Mark’s Remarks

My wife will get me after she reads this column, so I may have to move into one of your basements.  Please...

The Demise of Community Institutions | Mark’s Remarks

In my hometown of Fairfield, Illinois, we always had the constant presence and importance of two community institutions: the local newspaper and local radio...

A Long Life | Mark’s Remarks

Do you ever think about those people who lived in biblical times? If you do a little research, you can find that people lived...

Naysayers and Distributors of Mundane Advice | Mark’s Remarks

I’m telling you, there’s one in every crowd: someone who has to rain on your parade. Some folks don’t even know they are doing...

All You Need is a Little Vitamin P | The Happy + Healthy Life

By AMY WAGENKNECHT For the Republic-Times Every year we start off with great intentions. We write the resolutions: Lose weight. Save more money. Get organized. Quit...

Agendas | Mark’s Remarks

Small towns are interesting places. People come together in various fashions, whether it be in neighborhoods or at functions.   Most of the time, around...

Tracy and Hepburn | Mark’s Remarks

I remember watching “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” one rainy afternoon and really loving the duo of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. After that,...

The Male Minority and Missing the Boys | Mark’s Remarks

We just dropped our No. 2 son off at school to join his brother, and now I am in the minority. Just like that....

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