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Remembering lifelong Loranian, Nancy O'Hearn

LORANE – Last week, I lost a very special friend. How do I begin to tell you about Nancy O'Hearn? Nancy's family in Lorane goes back five generations, when her great-grandparents settled in the...

 By Pat Edwards    News    September 5, 2019

Mary Ford was always a model citizen

LORANE – Oh my gosh! As I look at the calendar, I realize that August is on the verge of escaping us for another year! By the time you read this, it will be September – the beginning of fall and a...

 By Pat Edwards    News    August 22, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s been a while since I reported anything about Jim’s and my adventures since his accident that fractured his pelvis in three places last April. Amazingly, he was able to enjoy our 11-day vacati...

 By Pat Edwards    News    August 1, 2019

Fire Road blaze reminiscent of 2015 fire

'In early August, 2015, Lorane was in the news – and not in a good way. A fire had broken out along Territorial Road south of Lorane and caught the hillside between the Mitchell and Matchulat...

 By Pat Edwards    News    July 25, 2019

Art in the country is this weekend

This week I want to share with you the story of a special organization I have had the privilege of being closely affiliated with over the past 10 years or more. I have mentioned my work with the...

 By Pat Edwards    News    July 11, 2019

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I hope that everyone had a fun and safe Fourth of July this year. I can remember as a kid the fun we had. Some of my fondest memories of the Fourth of July were of our family joining my grandparents,...

 By Pat Edwards    News    July 4, 2019

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A couple of weeks ago, I promised to tell you a bit more about our wonderful 11-day American History East tour that we took at the end of May. The tour itself was only in Washington, D.C. for two...

 By Pat Edwards    News    June 27, 2019

A tribute to Latham from Lorane

I have been following the story of the closing of the little Latham Elementary School by the Cottage Grove School District this past week. It brings back memories and the heartache that the people of...

 By Pat Edwards    News    June 20, 2019

Lorane: A new start and an old writing style

Noel Nash, the new owner and publisher of The Creswell Chronicle, asked me to drop by the office the other day to discuss what new and exciting changes they are planning for the paper. Part of his...

 By Pat Edwards    News    June 13, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Jim and I are home and recovering from our very busy, but amazing American History East tour. We were able to visit and immerse ourselves in our country’s heritage, its cultures and beginnings. Not...

 By Pat Edwards    News    May 23, 2019

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Yesterday, I was considering asking my editors, Pam and Erin, if I could take a two-week hiatus from writing my column. My focus, right now, is so centered on our personal lives, that I haven’t trie...

 By Pat Edwards    News    May 9, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

May has arrived, my flower beds and boxes are taking shape and the pace of life is obviously speeding up a bit for everyone. With the sunshine and warmer temperatures, there is suddenly the desire to...

 By Pat Edwards    News    April 11, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

My world right now is centered on one special person who needs me and my full attention. Oh, don’t get me wrong… Jim is doing well in his healing process, and we’ve worked out a schedule of...

 By Pat Edwards    News    April 4, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Last week, I wrote about Jim’s and my lifestyle changes while we were forced to function with one car. During that time, he was working through some mobility issues caused by tendonitis in his hip,...

 By Pat Edwards    News    March 14, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Well, I’m hoping that by now, everyone has had their power restored from the recent snowstorm. My brother-in-law and his wife were without power near Saginaw for almost nine days. It was a massive...

 By Pat Edwards    News    March 7, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Today, Thursday, Feb. 28, is the first day in awhile that I’ve been able to sit down at my computer and write. Jim and I have spent the last four days living in the family room and breakfast nook...

 By Pat Edwards    News    February 21, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Jim and I had a wonderful visit with our daughter Kelly and her husband Justin Fontaine last week. We ate entirely too much food, visited beautiful Sedona, Ariz., and took lots of long walks with...

 By Pat Edwards    News    February 14, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

By the time you read this, Jim and I will have returned from our four day visit to Anthem, Ariz., to visit our youngest daughter, Kelly, and her husband Justin Fontaine. Since my submission deadline...

 By Pat Edwards    News    February 7, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Today is one of those days when I start to write my column with no idea where I’m going with it. So, I’m interested in how it will develop, myself. The most obvious observation I have this morning...

 By Pat Edwards    News    January 31, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

I’m going to try to get back on track this week with Lorane news, although there isn’t much of it right now. I missed reminders on a few events that have come and gone, but my hope is that I can...

 By Pat Edwards    News    January 24, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s just not fair! It was only a couple of months ago that I wrote about paying a visit in Vancouver, Wash., to my brother as part of his own Celebration of Life. Knowing he was dying, he wanted...

 By Pat Edwards    News    January 17, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s time I get back to updating everyone on upcoming Lorane events. There aren’t many scheduled yet since most were put on hold during the holidays, but, there are a few things that are “back i...

 By Pat Edwards    News    December 20, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

The holidays this year are like a speeding train; taking a whole week out of my life to deal with the flu derailed my plans to get the house decorated and shopping started. I think I’m back on...

 By Pat Edwards    News    December 6, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

We’re already halfway through “the holidays,” I can’t believe it. It’s amazing how much days, weeks, months and years accelerate as we get older. I can remember, as a child, what seemed... Full story


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