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Senate Bill will help cities with cleanup of rundown property

By TERRY BURTON,

Senate Bill 2607 would offer cities relief by expediting the rapid cleanup of rundown properties. It would allow cities to clean small parcels of rundown property less than one acre in size for which the city spends $250 or less. It would allow up to four cleanings a year for cities with populations of 25,000 or more.







Houseful of haints gnawing on the corn cobs

By TIM BEELAND,

I suppose it’s all up to the ole groundhog at this point. Winter, that is. Of course we’ve still got a little over a week before Groundhog Day and “officially” knowing what to expect for the next six weeks, but after the last half-a-month or so I’m hoping more than ever before that Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow this year.



Milestone #85

By TIM BEELAND,

When a person is in their 80s, wouldn’t you say it is safe to assume that every birthday is a milestone? My dad, Harmon Drexil “Joe” Beeland, hits his 85th milestone this coming Sunday. 


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