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Columns

  • Don’t wait... get hydrated

    By Josey Crew
    Lincoln Trail District Health Department
    The summer is here, and we have already endured some very hot days.
    Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more, and staying hydrated by drinking more water.
    Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive.
    Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it, we can become severely dehydrated.

  • Learning how to properly relax

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

  • Leading the way to success

    In high school, I remember studying for tests, going to the library to do research, writing papers and giving the occasional class presentation. I didn't come up with a new design for the expansion of a local library. I didn't invent an adjustable rifle sight, and I didn't try to develop a new way to carry my keys.

    But Marion County High School students have done all of those things during the past year.

  • Team Player

    By Eva Jo Nugent

    Office manager/bookkeeper

     

  • Tips for future college students

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    It's the typical pattern: students graduate from high school, and parents and relatives will immediately give them advice about how to navigate the world of college. Which is great, except some of those who give advice have been out of college for years, maybe even decades. So, as a current college student, I thought I'd write a column with some up-to-date advice based on my two-year experience.

  • My memories of Mr. McKee

    By Lindsay Kriz
    KPA Summer Intern

  • Keep Kids Safe

    I have been an avid reader of Parents Magazine since before I had my son, and there is one story I read that I have never been able to forget.
    It was a horrific story about a Virginia couple that had a picture perfect life: A comfortable house, well-paying jobs and two little boys they adopted as babies from Guatemala.

  • More of the same from board of education

    By Joseph B. Stevens

    Guest Columnist

    Most people have heard the phrase: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This phrase has been attributed to Albert Einstein for a great number of years.
    When I think of that phrase, and watch what is happening in our school system, especially MCHS and the Board of Education, I find myself wondering if that is what we are doing now.

  • Journalism: A new kind of excavation

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

  • Veterans deserve more

    “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
    - Cynthia Ozick

    Memorial Day means different things to different people.
    For some, it’s a day off from work.
    For others, it’s the first official day of summer break.
    And, for many of us, it’s just another day at work.
    Far too few of us actually observe the day the way it was meant to be observed, which is to honor and remember all of the people who have died serving our country.