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“What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) made keen observations about the value of natural beauty.  He was an American Romantic poet, critic, satirist, writer, diplomat and abolitionist ...

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CHAMPION—May 23, 2014 Circumstances kept some Champions out of pocket midday Wednesday, but there were good reports of a fine turnout for the visiting, storytelling, reminiscing session down on the banks of Old Fox Creek.  Many of the ‘regulars’ made ...

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CHAMPION—MAY 19, 2014 Champions are pleased to see the smiling faces of the Skyline R-2 School Honor Graduates in the paper.  Valedictorian Skyla Boyd and Salutatorian William Crawford are moving on now to a new and exciting learning environment.  Their ...

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Mothers’ Day swept through Champion and the internet with all the grace of the dear ladies themselves.  The nurturing, kindness, guidance, support, insight, wisdom, humor, compassion, admonition and pure love that go along with their distinctive personas were acknowledged, applauded, ...

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EDINBVRGH—May 5, 2014 There are things about the beautiful old city that will linger in the heart of a rambler who will soon rest again in the tranquility of home.   In the last few days, the last few hours as ...

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EDINBURGH—April 28, 2014 The seasons lag a little behind in Champion’s Sister-City, Edinburgh.  The countless cherry trees are just coming into their pink and white near perfection out on The Meadows.  It is reported that the dogwoods and redbuds are ...

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EDINBURGH—April 21, 2014 Seeing the sights in Champion could take just a few minutes, all day, or a life-time depending upon the way a body goes about it.  Robert Louis Stevenson said that the journey is better than the arrival.  ...

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EDINBURGH—April 14, 2014 Travelers coming into Champion from distant places are met with hospitality and veiled curiosity.  One does not wish to be nosey or rude but it is interesting to know what brings a wanderer through the village.  It ...

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EDINBURGH—April 7, 2014 One of the marvelous aspects of travel is the opportunity to compare the known with the unknown.  Busy streets, old and cobbled, have large numbers of people walking quickly toward you and rapidly approaching footsteps behind you ...

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It would seem that people have finally worn themselves out with complaining about the weather.  They have whined and moaned since three days before Thanksgiving (according to Elmer) and have just about used up every applicable lament.  They ran out ...

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