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Chapter 2: Let kindness reign

By Cheryl Wormley Last week’s Declarations could have been titled Chapter 1: Exploring misnamed Iceland. I wrote it Aug. 26 as my husband, Jim, and I were flying from Kelfavik, […]

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Exploring misnamed Iceland

By Cheryl Wormley There’s so much to see in Iceland Volcanoes, waterfalls, lava, sheep, horses, dairy cows, whales, glaciers, boiling mud pots, and so much more. I am at 36,000 […]

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Seasonal shift to fall begins

By Cheryl Wormley With temperatures in the 80s and even as high as the low 90s this past week, it seems as if summer will go on and on. But […]

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Community passion – what is ours?

By Cheryl Wormley Jim and I headed south last week. Our destination was the annual four-day conference of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors – this year in Lexington, […]

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‘No, this is Woodstock, Illinois!’

Woodstock’s commitment to youth and baseball rebuilt the baseball diamond at Emricson Park back in 1991. It’s a heartwarming true story, and I’m going to retell it this week because […]

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I am a COVID-19 statistic

By Cheryl Wormley I awoke June 21 with what I thought was a summer cold – a hoarse voice, drippy nose, dry cough, and a bit of a headache. My […]

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Names, names, names

By Cheryl Wormley Like the stars aligning, two happenings last week led to this week’s Declarations. The first was reading Jan Dovidio’s delightful article “Meet Joseph George Cerny(s)” in The […]

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