The 34.9% and their government enemies

Today is Presidents Day, a day when you discover who government considers to be “essential.” The “essential” workers — police officers and firefighters, among others — work today. (So will presidential candidates, not that they’re “essential.”) The nonessential government workers, including nearly all of the U.S. Postal Service, do not work. The 34.9 percent — […]

St. Peter’s pancake tradition

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 217 Houston St., Ripon, will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free pancake supper in the church’s undercroft (basement). Shrove Tuesday is the term used in the English-speaking countries of the United Kingdom to refer […]

Presty the DJ for Feb. 20

The Beatles had quite a schedule today in 1963. They drove from Liverpool to London through the night to appear on the BBC’s “Parade of the Pops,” which was on live at noon. After their two songs, they drove back north another three hours to get to their evening performance at the Swimming Baths in […]