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Promoting Weston County   To the Editor: This letter is in response to your article titled “UW tourism survey: Weston County vastly undermarketed.” The student study pointed to what the Weston County Travel Commission has been dealing with for years. These are underfunding, lack of interest, and...

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Memorial day 2021 at Greenwood Cemetery. 

O n Memorial Day, we take the time to remember those who have served our country in the various branches of the military and have given their lives in service. And, while we should always remember and commemorate the men and women who defend our land, we set aside this special day of the year to...
Virgo (Aug. 23rd-Sept. 22) As the hardest working sign of the zodiac, graduation will be a particularly major day for you, Virgo. Not only will you be showing off your honor cords, but there is a good chance you will be up there at that podium, giving a speech. Honors or not, this day will speak...
I stand on the stage watching, as the smiling faces and congratulatory cheers echo out. Moving the tassels from right to left, My hands shift to my lap waiting for that final line and everything flashes before me.  The shutter of a camera and I am back at… 18. The number in which a late teen...
I ’ve noticed a concerning trend in youth club sports this spring season. Parents are signing their children up to participate, and then the kids aren’t showing up. They’re not showing up to practices, and they’re not showing up to games. Both soccer and volleyball have struggled to put together...
In 1962, in Engel v. Vitale, the U.S. Supreme Court, in one of the most controversial decisions of the Warren Court era, held school-led prayer unconstitutional for violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Engel was the first school prayer case heard by the Court, but it was not...
This year’s News Letter Journal graduation edition, the May 19 edition, will feature a special partnership with the Newc High News staff, giving you a look at everything senior at Newcastle High School — straight from the student body.  It works out as sort of a final project of the year for them,...
H e wasn’t even supposed to get to compete. He started with 99-1 odds and by the time betting closed, he had made it to 80-1. He was on the far outside starting gate, because he only got the nod to race on Friday morning after another horse scratched, and then by Saturday afternoon, he was the...
What inspires us? What is it that gets us to put forth our very best effort and be the best selves we can possibly be?  Being involved in sports through the past several decades, I’ve watched teams that win, I’ve watched teams that almost win, I’ve watched teams that are on the brink of winning and...
T he U.S. Supreme Court’s first major ruling on the meaning of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause was in Everson v. Board of Education, in 1947, when it upheld a state law that provided busing of students to parochial schools. The Court’s entry into this constitutional maze foreshadowed the...

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