Why should we shop local? Let us count the ways

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It cannot be over-stated that shopping locally is one of the best ways to preserve and enrich cities, towns and rural areas. According to one study, for every $100 spent at locally owned businesses, $73 will stay in the local area whereas shopping at national chain stores results in only $43 staying local. There are many other reasons: Thriving local

Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

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With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that

Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

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With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that

Tired of life as a rut? Check out ‘Extra Mile’

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Most of us, at one time or another, feel as if we’re in a rut. Some turn to self-help books and/or motivational speakers. Trouble is, motivational speakers are a dime a dozen these days. Yes, some of them are excellent and truly inspiring, but most of them deliver the same old trite, feel-good-warm-fuzzy clichés gussied up in new costumes, bromides

Students learn truth-seeking during visit to local museum

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It was refreshing to read an excellent feature story written by Newsleader freelance writer Cori Hilsgen the other day – a story about how sixth-grade students were learning the importance of primary sources. Hats off to teacher Susan Huls of All Saints Academy, St. Joseph, for encouraging her students to learn critical-thinking skills. Huls said she wanted to show the