Torch: Organic vs. non-organic

Jan 27, 2016
When you go to the supermarket, what type of foods do you buy? Do you buy non-organic or organically grown food? Maybe you buy some of both? Although, a non-organic grown apple may look and possibly even taste the same as an organic apple, it can sometimes be up to three times cheaper. Why the...

The Old Curmudgeon - 1-21-16

Jan 21, 2016
With the temperature hovering below zero, the Old Curmudgeon has been hovering around the furnace and has not been out gathering observations from other members of society. So, it is story time. Back in the 1950s, gasoline price wars were a common occurrence. The Old Curmudgeon remembers paying...

Letter: Expedient versus right

Jan 21, 2016
To the editor:I would like to explain why I voted against locating a new public safety building on 10th Street (or any location for that matter) at this time.  The main reason for my vote against the proposed option is that I believe the City Council needs more information.The feasibility study,...

The Old Curmudgeon - 1-14-16

Jan 13, 2016
A full plate this week: A Pantie Raid - A National Day of Service- Martin Luther King Day, Mark Twain and a Cree Indian warning: Let’s get started: The Old Curmudgeon had always wondered what Pantie Raids (Jan. 15-16-17) were all about. He by-passed college and went from high school to Korea, (...

Letter: Board to lead growing club

Jan 13, 2016
To the editor:I’ve been a member of the Lake City community for more than 35 years. Though not a native of Lake City, I’ve come to know the local faces and places. Our town has experienced many changes over that period, but I’m proud to have become part of many great successes here alongside fellow...

Letter: Many people join the ranks of bell ringers

Jan 6, 2016
To the editor:Those involved with ringing the bell for the Salvation Army wish to say thank you to everyone who supported this year’s local collection efforts.  This season’s donations totaled $3,500.  A significant increase over the previous year.The donations have been sent to the Salvation Army’...

Letter: Kiwanis project serves 116 kids

Jan 6, 2016
To the editor:The Lake City Kiwanis Christmas Project served 47 families with 116 children this year. In recent years the number of individuals, businesses and organizations providing toys, clothing and financial support have increased. Kiwanis could not do this project without the great support...

The Old Curmudgeon - 1-7-16

Jan 6, 2016
Happy New Year! We can now settle down and get back to the daily business....the confusion of a day on and a day off and then back on again had confused the Old Curmudgeon to where he didn’t know what day it was for the better part of a week! Did that happen at your house, too? The food shelf...

The Old Curmudgeon - 12-31-15

Dec 30, 2015
We all knew we had it coming. And it came. Not as much as some forecasters had predicted, but It marked the first time that the OC had gotten a phone call the day before (Monday) notifying him that a severe snow storm was  sure to happen. He was unable to hear where the call emanated from, though...

Letter: Backyard chickens fall prey to misconceptions

Dec 30, 2015
To the editor: I’ve heard it all. I’ve heard all of the myths and misconceptions regarding backyard chickens that you could possibly think of. I’ll be the first to admit that in some circumstances these opinions about chickens can have some validity. But most of the time they are truly just...


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