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A year in review

As the year dwindles down, in its remaining few hours I cannot help but reflect upon the many... More

  • BY RUSS HATTER
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Births

Zinner Rachel Ann and John Robert Zinner, of Frankfort, of Frankfort, announce the birth of a... More

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Antebellum Christmas

Sara Harger Elliott, director of the Liberty Hall Historic Site, presented a program entitled... More

  • By Patricia Vansant
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Weddings and engagements

Smither-Gaines Lexie Rae Smither, daughter of Rhonda and Eddie Smither of Frankfort, and Thomas... More

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Are antidepressants dangerous?

Can antidepressants really drive some people to commit suicide? That is a question the Food and... More

  • BY JOE GRAEDON AND TERESA GRAEDON, PH.D.
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DEAR ABBY Thursday

DEAR READERS: Yesterday I printed some of the letters I received from readers who felt I was... More

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Religion getting its due

In 1776, the first draft of the Declaration of Independence protested that Britains supposedly... More

  • By RICHARD N. OSTLING
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DEAR ABBY Tuesday

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I divorced my abusive husband of 23 years. However, when he remarried I... More

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Lauras theme comes to life

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The way Laura Ingalls Wilder used music to help weave her stories of life... More

  • By BETH RUCKER
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Rolling along

My father says that in their prime, his parents my grandparents argued in a manner that can be... More

  • By Vince Tweddell
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Santa's first stop

Its a little known fact, but Santa Claus starts his Christmas Eve trek in Keokuk, Iowa. At least... More

  • By Linda Younkin
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An early arrival

At 7 years old, I had it on good authority my parents were personally connected to Santa Claus. I... More

  • By Megan Vazmina
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Best is yet to come

Zeroing in on Christmas memories is hard! When Phil Case e-mailed The State Journal newsroom... More

  • By Susan Riddell
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Christmas in the zoo

I love Christmas. There I said it. "Its the mostwonderful timeof the year," as some guy once... More

  • By Chase Sewell
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Lighting up a marriage

Since the age of 15 of so, I had dreamed about marrying Rebecca, who I met in high school in... More

  • By Brian Rickerd
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Gifts are all around

More than a half-century ago, my sister, Beverly, and I would be awake at 3 a.m. on Christmas... More

  • By Charles Pearl
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Banishment of Barbie

As an ex-side-ponytail-wearing product of the '80s, all my holiday memories are still archived in... More

  • By Keren Henderson
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St. Nick is everywhere

Thelma Carter remained a dear friend until the day she died. Through grade school, high school,... More

  • By Ann Dix Maenza
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Good luck hunting

Had Dr. Seuss ever met my mother Im sure theyd have been instant friends. Both share a love of... More

  • By Sara Gividen
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