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The Record of a Deed, or a Deed

Dw.cdrSometimes writing a column doesn’t come easily.

The first newspaper publisher I worked with made a point I’ve never forgotten. We had just put our first edition produced together to bed. Before I could say “Good night” he planted me in a chair next to his desk. Then he pulled out a blank layout sheet. Instead of a hearty “Congratulations!” or “Good job on your first edition!” he paused for

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It’s an Everyday Thing

Dw.cdrYoungsters’ whispers are best.

This weekend’s Christmas Around the Square event set to unfold here in my favorite hometown is good kindling for warm holiday spirits. This is the time of year when we begin prodding the little ones we love about what they’re dreaming about for Christmas. We’re scheduled to have grandkids over for Saturday, as well as one of the first Thanksgiving family gatherings this weekend.

So, the

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Drip Off the Ol’ Block

Dw.cdrThe young father saw it coming. So he acted quickly to lean down and hand his young son a paper tissue only to watch the boy take a long (and momentarily successful) swipe of his runny nose against his shirt sleeve. Then, and only then, did the youngster reach up to take the tissue …bewildered by his father’s outburst of chagrin.

Yes, yesterday’s plunge into temperatures below freezing served notice

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Off the Editor’s Spike: Hermann the German

Dw.cdrChristmas seems to be coming early this year as Gallatin businesses announce plans that promise a better Yuletide spirit here. On the other hand, Christmas is already late for me.

Liz and I broke away from all ties that bind and (finally) enjoyed a weekend away at the destination community of Hermann, located on the bluffs of the Missouri River. A nice stay at a bed & breakfast plus gift

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Doing Less, Charging More

Dw.cdrI’m not going to gripe about the post office.

We depend on the postal service. We remind our advertisers how they can verify the delivery of our shoppers into every home, every week in the 3-county area. We will provide you the proof by giving you copies of postage bills any time.

We appreciate the postal service – even though we’re trying hard not to use it. Gallatin Publishing Company

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Say It Ain’t So, Sam

Dw.cdrDo you get the feeling we dodged another bullet?

Just a few weeks ago while Congress was grid-locked (again), we had a Secretary of the Treasury predicting that within three weeks this country would default on its debt for the first time in history. What really worried him was the public reaction to the self-imposed gridlock which threatened to play out to catastrophe: Ho-hum.

The American economy was (is?) on

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Gooooooo-ood Hometown News!

Dw.cdrWhat pure joy it was to put together this week’s front page. I make no apologies to (hopefully) champion community journalism — to trumpet the heartbeat of local community spirit where folks care and serve others, festivals and activities accentuate the positive, and renewed efforts promise memories that put the goodness of “hometown” deeper in your heart.

This week’s announcement about Gallatin’s “Christmas Around the Square” is no small thing.

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Changes

Dw.cdrWe expect lineup changes in football. The National Football League (NFL) is also called “Not For Long.” Graduations on the collegiate and high school levels guarantee roster turnover every year. Reminiscing is best when the memories are of championships.

Last Friday’s salute to the 1983 GHS Bulldogs marked a 30th anniversary of significance. Those Bulldogs finished their regular season perpetuating a 38-game winning streak and landed 12 spots on

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When Did We Quit Making Things?

Dw.cdrWhen the White House announced the government’s decision to save General Motors, President Obama said the bailout was necessary to ensure that future generations “can grow up in an America that still makes things.” It’s a simple idea on its face – preserving an America that “makes things.” But it’s not so simple.

Today there are fewer manufacturing employees in the United States than there were in 1955. According to

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