News & Views
They say not all who wander are lost, and perhaps that is most true of the armchair traveler.
Forget something domestic where the weather is the same and the landscape only slightly different. As an armchair traveler you can follow the footsteps of others through jungles, sleet, warzones or whatever.
Prior to 1852, the Grand Kankakee Marsh was the largest wetland area in North America. The size of the marsh or “wetland” was around 500,000 acres. It was a vast area of wildlife that drew hunters from all over the world. Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland frequently hunted the marsh.
In “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff, you’ll meet a tiny mouse that turns out to be quite bossy, sending a little boy on one errand after another throughout the day. It starts with one, single cookie.
Tuesday night's program by Jasper County author Logan Judy was a fantastic way to start off National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and a great guide for those thinking about publishing their own writing.