New online workforce training available for adult students

    Students preparing to pass the High School Equivalency Test through the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy program will now get a new opportunity to strengthen their workforce skills.

Impact 100 contributes $32,500 in grant monies to local community projects – PHOTO GALLERY

A grand total of $32,500 in grant awards was dished out at the Impact 100 Crawford County Third Annual Event held at Recklein Auditorium last week. Six different area nonprofit organizations received financial grant assistance from Impact 100 that will help them to pursue projects that will benefit the entire community.

Fishing for Maramec trout with Moe and Joe

    Fishermen are a friendly group for the most part. I’ve met a lot of people on lakes and streams across the country over the last 50 years. Most are friendly, but some want a wide berth, while others want to maintain the solitude they have sought. A few are downright grouchy.

Mrs. Kelley and the Sweet Tater Eddy

    Myrtle Kelly was old, probably in her mid-seventies. That doesn’t seem old now, but it did then, when I was only 12 or 13. Like the old men in Dad’s pool hall, Mrs. Kelly was my friend…what a wonderful lady! A kid who spends so much time as I did in a pool hall has lots of friends who are old.

City working to fix drainage problem near Distribution Center

    Work on an easement near the Walmart Distribution Center is underway to help alleviate water runoff between the facility and residences in the area. The city has dug a trench in the easement to catch water, but the source of the problem has yet to be identified.