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True Love Rules Over Everything

Author’s note: In the year of 1983 rock and pop music was just beginning to become popular and so was joining the military. More and more people were finding out the things happening in our world at that time, and they knew changes had to be made. Therefore, the military was one of the best ...

The Shot That Changed My Life

Author’s note: I chose to write about a story from when my mom was young because life was very different then. In the 1970s our nation was still very trusting since September 11, 2001, hadn’t happened yet. People during that time also had a different way of thinking. I specifically chose ...

From waitress to surgical tech

Author’s note: My story is on the journey throughout Karen Stydinger’s life. She just so happens to be my grandmother, so it was great listening to her back story. Her story sincerely shows the world how much people and the world itself has changed from the 1960s until now. I am hoping that ...

18 at War

By john breneman Author’s note: Thousands of Americans were drafted into the Vietnam War. Everyone from 18 to 26 were eligible and called to service between 1955 and 1975. My grandfather, Darwin E. Ciccolini, was one of those men. He was called to service in 1965 at the age of 18. Darwin had ...

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Gone But Never Forgotten

Author’s note: When growing up in the 1980s and 1990s it was way different than the 2000s. You had more jobs and duties to fulfill at home. Another thing is you had to work hard for what you got. I chose this story about my father, Brian, losing his father, Dennis Sr., for several reasons. ...

Red Green

Steve Smith has made a career out of playing, well, Steve Smith. More accurately, he’s been, for most of 40 years, his signature character — Red Green. And Red is back on the road this year in what Smith hints could be the final public appearances for his alter ego. Red Green began as ...

Grow up, Kenny

Author’s note: This story is about my dad and how he grew up when he was having his first kid. I chose to write this story because my dad is a role model to me, and I wanted to learn more about him when he was younger. The story is also about my sister Danielle and how she struggled as a ...

Local artist turns trinkets into treasure

MIFFLINTOWN — One person’s trinket is Freda Durio’s treasure. One year ago, Durio, of Mifflintown, started putting costume jewelry into frames and forming what many have said is unforgettable art. “I saw a picture somewhere of a jewelry tree,” Durio said, and she decided to make ...