About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 2, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.

The 39th Annual Good Old Days is now over, and it seemed to go well. Our thanks to Jacque Watson and LaVern for keeping it going, to Marissa and Dave and the Parks & Rec. crew for their help (although Dave couldn’t be there on Saturday), to Jon

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Dean Ray Brittenham

June 25, 1931 – June 25, 2015
Dean Ray Brittenham of Lyons died at his home in Lyons on his 84th birthday. He was born June 25, 1931, in Brady, Nebraska to Oliver (Jim) and Nevah Murphy Brittenham. He married Beverly Ann Jones in Brady, Nebraska on January 2nd, 1953. Beverly died in 2005. Dean married Carolyn Kanka on April 7, 2007. Dean graduated from Brady High School in 1949. He was

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Truckstop Honeymoon

By Lyons Bluesologist, Dave McIntyre

Truckstop Honeymoon’s story begins in New Orleans, where Katie played washtub bass and blues piano in the streets of the French Quarter. There she met Mike, who slung a banjo and sold his CDs to tourists as a curative for hangovers and small mindedness. After a courthouse wedding, they hit the road together. They spent their wedding night in a truckstop

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Pink Roses, Nine

Blooming
Reaching for the Sun
Straight and tall

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Seattle, The Emerald City

By Linda L. Osmundson

When we lived in the Seattle area for several years, I learned why they call it the Emerald City. It rains! The grass is always green! And the city boasts some 6000 park acres. Actually, the winner of a Convention and Visitor’s Bureau contest coined the name in the early 1980s. It correlates with the state nickname, the Evergreen State.

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