Articles written by Ruth Lauritzen

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Remembering summertime when the livin' was easy

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’ So hush little baby, don’t you cry. -- From Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, 1934 What is it about summer that ma...

 By Ruth Lauritzen    Opinion    June 8, 2023

Lessons from a busted wing

On May 7th I slipped and fell at home and ended up with a broken right arm. Having never broken a bone a before, this was a new experience for me. My first realization was that it really hurt. Then I realized there was no one there to help me. Like...

 By Ruth Lauritzen    City    June 14, 2017

One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingy

Lily Tomlin's Ernestine the Operator was comedic gold on Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In," which ran 1969-1973. If you don't remember it, look it up on YouTube and return to a simpler and funnier time. T...

 By Ruth Lauritzen    City    October 5, 2016

From Katana to Covey at Monroe Intermediate

New principal at Monroe Intermediate School, Anne Marie Covey, recently took charge of a renovated building with a history that is close to her heart. The school originally opened in September of 1963 under the administration of Tony Katana, who...


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