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New Year’s Resolutions— Make ‘em and break ‘em

Babylonian Chaos God and Sun God (Wikipedia). New Year’s resolutions have been made by people around the world and throughout history. For instance, it’s said that the Babylonians at the beginning of each year promised their gods that they would … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights Come to Villisca

Written by Linda Artlip Weinstein for the “Villisca Review” in December 2015. It’s not clear if Edward H. Johnson, a colleague of Thomas Edison, knew what he was starting in 1882 when he dreamed up a new way to decorate … Continue reading

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Villisca’s Christmas Tree

Helping to make it a Merry Christmas for all, the businessmen in their various organizations decided to invest in an innovation, a “municipal Christmas tree.”  The Review didn’t specify where the tree was located, so 100 years later, we can … Continue reading

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