Past Independence Days were louder

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By Bill Ryan Back when the Ryans lived at 331 West Sherman, I slept in a room with a screened window open in the summer. I’ll never forget July Fourth and the days... READ MORE

Pocatello Jewish community prevails

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By Bill Ryan For The Journal There’s a story that can’t be confirmed that soon after Salt Lake City was organized, Brigham Young welcomed Jewish merchants to Zion, even though they would be... READ MORE

What did you do on Juneteenth?

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By Bill Ryan Every year around the summer solstice, there comes an observance that is special to so many people but tends to be forgotten by others. That day is Juneteenth, which commemorates... READ MORE

Texas made news you might not have heard

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By Bill Ryan During the recent monsoon season, huge clumps of soil and weeds and trash were seen floating down flooding rivers. A closer look revealed them to harbor thousands of fire ants.... READ MORE

The old neighborhoods

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By Bill Ryan In an effort to waste perfectly good time, it’s often fun to think about places we lived in when growing up. I could tell you about what I remember of... READ MORE