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Last week’s column described Pvt. Benigno’s imprisonment at Lager 118. This week, hear how he and his fellow POWs found out that the end of the war was nearing.

By Wil Williams January 24, 2023
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Regarding “The Sundog Disconnect” Talk of the Town by Roy H. Smith, the entire column was written from the perspective of “man bad, nature good.”

By KELLY KADING, Special to the Courier January 23, 2023
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This month, as we celebrate Black history, millions of Americans will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Elwood Watson January 22, 2023
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On Jan. 7, 2023, Billie Orr lost her heroic battle with cancer. She exited this life the way she lived it — as a God follower, devoted wife and mother, and loyal friend.

By GREG MENGARELLI, Special to the Courier January 21, 2023
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I’m a PBS watcher and, although there are many fewer ads on that station, there are some, and one in particular I enjoy seeing. It’s a commercial for a river cruise line narrated by the CEO of that company.

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Well that didn’t take long.

By John L. Micek January 20, 2023
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The City of Prescott is moving ahead into 2023 with optimism and continued positive growth, Mayor Phil Goode said Thursday morning.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 19, 2023
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For decades, we’ve been told: recycle! “If we’re not using recycled paper, we’re cutting down more trees!”

By John Stossel January 19, 2023
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It’s been quite the interesting past few weeks in the NFL. I’ve been watching football for about 50 years now, and things have happened recently that I, and many others, have never seen.

By Jim Wright January 18, 2023
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I love my gas stove — almost as much as I love my Weber gas grill.

By Tom Purcell January 18, 2023
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Roads can both unite and divide us. Low-income communities in the past were devastated and divided by roads that ran through their neighborhoods.

By ROY H. SMITH, Special to the Courier January 17, 2023
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Before Republicans agreed to elect Kevin McCarthy Speaker House, a handful of his colleagues demanded the implementation of a fiscal framework to rein in federal spending.

By PHIL KERPEN, Syndicated Columnist January 17, 2023
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In last week’s column, we learned that Russell Anthony Benigno had been captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge and had just been transported to Prison Camp Lager 118 just outside Lutzschena, Germany.

By Wil Williams January 17, 2023
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Sometime last week, a day or so after the BCS National Championship game, we received a rant claiming that Georgia’s massive 65-7 win over TCU was unsportsmanlike, which sparked a conversation between myself and City Editor Jim Wright.

By Aaron Valdez January 16, 2023
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When news broke the other day that President Biden’s lawyers had found a few documents with classified markings in a think-tank office he once used, we all knew that MAGA’s false equivalence cops would spring into action.

By Dick Polman January 15, 2023
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Happy New Year, everyone! Looking back at the strides Prescott Valley has taken in the past few years and most importantly in 2022, I cannot be any more excited about what the future holds.

By KELL PALGUTA, Special to the Courier January 14, 2023
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The other day I got to ask a dozen seniors questions about their lives. I learned one woman had been a true “Rosie the Riveter” in her earlier days. Another man held a summer job at a dude ranch that ended up closing down and came back home having traded his paycheck for some pregnant mares, hoping to start a horse ranch.

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It’s hard to tell what’s changing faster, the weather or words used to describe it.

By Peter Funt January 13, 2023
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One reader recently asked me, “Why is Saudi Arabia allowed to export Arizona water?”

By Tim Wiederaenders January 12, 2023
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It’s now been three years since COVID hit. At the start of the pandemic, “experts” shouted: “Stay home!” “Close schools!” “Wash your hands!” “Disinfect countertops!”

By John Stossel January 12, 2023
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Since we’re soon to hear another boring and largely nonsensical State of the Union Address, filled with spending we can’t afford, this January, I decided to look back into history for one that might be easier to digest.

By Wil Williams January 11, 2023
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It’s an amenity that most consumers take for granted. It’s an amenity that most retailers and professionals grudgingly accept as a cost of doing business.

By Danny Tyree January 11, 2023
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In the 1980s, I repeatedly watched a recorded copy of the film “Escape from New York” on my family’s Panasonic VCR – complete with tuning knobs the size of hubcaps.

By JASE GRAVES, Syndicated Columnist January 10, 2023
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A few weeks ago, my friend Robert loaned me a file containing a hand-written manuscript of a soldier’s experiences during World War II.

By Wil Williams January 10, 2023
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For the sake of Arizona, I do wish Katie Hobbs all the best as our next governor. However, based on the many election messes of 2020 and 2022, I pray she is a better governor than secretary of state.

By JOHN COURTIS, Special to the Courier January 9, 2023

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