Written by: Matt Phillips

Mural project delves into local histories

By Matt Phillips

September 18, 2013

  The mural speaks to us of history. The vibrant yellows, the hissing blues and the bull’s hard stare remind those who walk past it on the first floor of the Holton Resource Center: This, here, is the Bull City. Tough as nails. Hard as bricks. But soft, too, like the carefully painted green leaves. […]

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Shepard: A great American leader in difficult times

By Matt Phillips

April 1, 2013

He always wore a suit and tie. Tipped his hat to the ladies. In his portrait, he is immaculate — staring dead into the camera, eyes betraying a fierce intellect. The streets might have called him “clean,” but the best description of James E. Shepard is this: Visionary leader. “James Shepard had more respect than […]

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