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Central Park

The decision to cut so many trees in Elmwood's Central Park has caused many comments and rumors. I think few knew anything for certain until the news article in the Peoria Journal Star written by Scott Hilyard. Of course, when emotions run high the first reaction is to get all burred up like a scolding squirrel. Although a good many squirrels in Elmwood's Central Park were left without a limb to scold from after the removal was ordered....

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I may write controversial things, but I'm not petty. I never intend to be controversial; so I am always amazed when I write something that raises people's ire.

In these columns I will try to stay thoughtful and seek to evaluate life as it unfolds not through any lens. So if I arouse your ire or just your thoughts, you can interact with me ----- just email: The Steve

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