Back in the early '90s, when I worked in London and wrote frequently about the hi-jinks of the monarchy, I tried in vain to understand why the British clung to such an archaic institution. But this morning, with the arrival of The Royal Baby, I finally get it. The House of Windsor gives the British permission to ignore their political and economic woes, to escape from themselves.
The Storm Co-Ed Softball Tournament scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed. It has been rescheduled for Aug. 3. For more information, contact Patty Halseth, tournament organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 620-786-4378.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is holding what authorities have said is a gun in several surveillance photos that were released Thursday and had been recorded hours before - and minutes after - his friend was shot to death.
HOISINGTON - Everyone 21 and over is invited to play in a Texas Hold'Em Poker tournament to raise funds for area charities. The tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 North Main.
ELLINWOOD - "Iron House" by John Hart. When an older boy is brutally killed at the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, Michael makes the ultimate sacrifice to protect his brother. He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him. Now, two decades later, Michael wants a chance to start fresh, and to build a family of his own. But he must first find his lost brother, and return to the Iron House of their childhood, to the place where it all began.