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In my daily review of Smiley Anders Column, entitles "The Smiley Anders Column," a reader corrected him on the difference between St. Medard and another. The Bishop of Winchester was... More >>
3 days ago Wednesday, July 01 2020 Jul 1, 2020 Wednesday, July 01, 2020 10:34:03 PM CDT July 01, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Before we head to July we return to June 30, 1908, when riders on the Trans-Siberian railroad witnessed a fireball as bright as the sun streaking across the sky. It... More >>
4 days ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:31:48 PM CDT June 30, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
In the “early” days, local taverns and public houses or pubs provided lodging, food and drink from inclement weather. Libations were originally a convenient means of combating the winter chill... More >>
1 week ago Tuesday, June 23 2020 Jun 23, 2020 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:33:39 PM CDT June 23, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column

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I recently reviewed an old Advocate column and after some reminiscing I decided to post this one for the oldies,... More >>
3 weeks ago Wednesday, June 10 2020 Jun 10, 2020 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT June 10, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
The shade of a tree or building can reduce the temperature by eight degrees. I posted a column years ago... More >>
3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 09 2020 Jun 9, 2020 Tuesday, June 09, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT June 09, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Arthur and Bertha were the first two of the season and Tropical Storm Critobal become the earliest Gulf Storm of... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, June 03 2020 Jun 3, 2020 Wednesday, June 03, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT June 03, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Welcome to June with 18 days until summertime starts.Traditionally, May and June were the months that the majority nuptials took... More >>
1 month ago Tuesday, June 02 2020 Jun 2, 2020 Tuesday, June 02, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT June 02, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
On May 31, 1889, heavy rains brought the Little Conemaugh River in Pennsylvania to bank full. The force of the... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, May 28 2020 May 28, 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:00:00 PM CDT May 28, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column

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