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Byron McNutt

People Make the Difference

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or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.


What will amaze us in 40 years
By Byron McNutt

CHILDREN TODAY see reruns of “The Andy Griffith Show” and, no doubt, think life in Mayberry was no more real than what the Clampett family experienced in Beverly Hills.

But for many of us who grew up in the ’50s and ’60s, life did imitate art — we just didn’t know it at the time.

A friend sent me this list of remembrances that children today just might not believe ever existed except in the TV sitcoms running on TV Land. The list could go on and on but here are a few.

Being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:06 AM
Reaffirming our American values
By Byron McNutt

IMMIGRATION AND border security issues are demanding a lot of our attention as we debate the pros and cons of legal and illegal additions to America’s population.

It is easy to forget that America is a nation of immigrants, and always will be. The vast majority of immigrants are good people. They come here voluntarily looking for a better life for themselves and their families. Who can blame them for that?

No one seems to have a problem with legal,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:55 AM
Why gas taxes are a taboo topic
By Byron McNutt

IN A 2013 report, The American Society of Civil Engineers said more than 30% of America’s major roads are in poor condition and rated one in nine of the nation’s bridges as structurally deficient.

This negligence of maintenance and repair can cause an increase in travel times, damages to vehicles and it can cause accidents that result in injuries and fatalities.

After a harsh winter, it is clear Wisconsin’s state,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:57 PM
It’s the journey, not the destination
By Byron McNutt

WHAT IF YOU could see into the future and you could preview your life for the next five years? Would you really want to know what’s going to happen to you and your family in advance?

Before you say yes, ask yourself if it would depress you to know the bad things that were going to happen. Wouldn’t you feel cheated missing the delightful sur-prise of the good things that are bound to happen?

The thought of predicting the future fascinates many of us. We can make educated guesses, but the fact is, no one knows for sure what will happen in the future.

In a similar vain, American author Dorothy Fisher

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:49 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:07 PM )
Dreamers see different future
By Byron McNutt

EVERY PHASE OF your life could be subject to change in just the next 10 years as innovators tinker with the status quo — regardless of the consequences those changes might have on our lives.

In decades past, revolutionary changes may have taken five years to take hold. Today, dramatic changes can sweep the country, the world, in a matter of months.

Traditional ways of doing things can be turned upside down almost over night.

This can be very disturbing and it

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:36 PM

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