SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Larry made it from our kitchen sink to the woods
Neighbor Grover sez his neighbor came banging on his door at 2:30 a.m., but it didn’t bother him because he was still up playing his bagpipes. G randsons Esten, 10, Will, Full Story
Wied Hardware was Cameron landmark
This column continues a series on Cameron historical buildings. A lbert Matocha opened a successful hardware business in Cameron’s Dutch Town in 1898. The building was owned by Frank Mondrik.
During Matocha’s operation of the store the building was damaged by a fire in May, 1920. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Country living means fully embracing critters
Retirement four and a half years ago involved moving into a house that not only was “out in the country” but that was perched on a river bank. The house sits 10 feet above the ground upon concrete and steel pillars that are anchored in more concrete and steel — beams 3- 4 feet thick and sunk into the ground — all interconnected. Full Story
Once-in-a-lifetime election May 14th!
Of course you’ve all figured out the monumental importance of our having city and school elections on May 14, right?
You haven’t? Well, you probably have to be pretty strange to get all excited about it, but that’s a service yours truly does his best to provide as often as possible.
Give up? May 14 is the latest possible date those elections can be held! Full Story
Utility bills eventually will be posted online
Now that we’re getting more and more into the business of open and transparent county government, I’m realizing that I’ve got to work harder at providing answers to questions that are going to come up as you see the data that’s made available. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Another sweepstakes scam turns up
A Mi la no resident got a scam letter from a “hotel cha i n,” cla imi ng t he y would send him $4,750.
The World Financial Group of the United K ingdom sent the unexpected windfall but the number given indicates it is from the United States.
The enclosed check was supposedly from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas drawn on the Regions Bank. Full Story
Time of tornadoes on the ground
Q: Some of the tornadoes that recently ravaged the Southeast stayed on the ground for many miles. Is this unusual?
A: It is, said Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University.
“Most tornadoes stay on the ground for less than 5 miles, and it’s rare that they stay on the ground for more than 10 to 20 miles,” he said. Full Story