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Wouldn’t it be nice if we really had a mayor? By PENNY FLETCHER Having covered the news in the 450-square-mile area known as South County since the mid 1980s, I’ve…

Observations: Good people, big company

Observations: Good people, big company

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The time to leave Jon’s Mom’s house for the airport was 6:30 a.m. No later. Minneapolis has a busy airport, and the lines for security tend to…

Letter to the Editor: May 21, 2015

Dear Editor, I joined the Sun City Center Emergency Squad in 2014 after the death of my wife of 57 years. During the last years of her life, we were…

On the horizon

Help the Scouts? That’s always a good choice By PENNY FLETCHER For several months, each monthly Native American celebration at RedHawk Ranch in Wimauma has held an auction of donated,…

Learning and losing the hard way

Learning and losing the hard way

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The jet plane’s wheels had just touched the pavement of the runway at the Atlanta airport when I learned that I had lost my friend of 45…

Letter to the Editor: May 7, 2015

Dear Editor, What a night, what an honor, what a thrill for the 30 guys of the Sun City Center Men’s Chorus to sing the National Anthem at the Rays…

Letter to the Editor: April 30, 2015

Dear Editor, I have been a member of this community for over 20 years and most of them working with Hanson Services, In Home Care, helping with the needs of…

Observations: Love with no words

Observations: Love with no words

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I am a father on a technicality. Over the years, we’ve been the parents of three foster children, the youngest, at the time, was 10. Thus, I’ve…

Letter to the Editor: April 23, 2015

Dear Editor, The growing national debate on creating and adopting a fair and reasonable immigration policy for all Americans has caused me to conduct some historical research and I would…

Letter to the Editor: April 16, 2015

Dear Editor, After many long years of hard work, meetings, changes and ups and downs I am please to say that on behalf of myself, and my neighbors we are…

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