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Sandra Smith


Heidi, the librarian reported she has purchased the “Longmire” series. We have patrons that enjoy westerns and this set of books is based on a Netflix series. The author, Craig Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming with a population of only twenty-five. According to his website he said, “They are in the sense (Westerns) that they’re novels set in the American West, but I try to deal with the universal imperative of the human condition. I love and live in the West, but I also try to be honest about it. I’d be a fool to not realize that there’s a certain amount of baggage that goes along with writing contemporary western fiction, but instead of falling into the ruts, I try and take it down the road less traveled.”

Another modern western author is C. J. Box, also a Wyoming native. He has written twenty-four books, seventeen of which are about a Wyoming game warden, Joe Pickett. I have read most of them and there are quite a few at the library.

Also a reminder that March 15 is the annual Wardens’ Night Dinner at the Princeton Rod & Gun Club. They will be serving roast beef (turkey also available) for $12 per person. In addition to local wardens, “Northwoods Law” will be represented. The club always has a great meal and this is an especially fun evening. Don’t miss it!

I attended the Tai Chi class taught by Christine Morris at the Princeton Elementary School on Wednesday. Twelve were in attendance. This is a very low impact exercise program that promotes a slow pace and helps with stability and muscle toning as well as mental focus. I enjoyed it and it’s always fun to learn something new that is good for you.

We still need Princeton town residents to sign up for the budget committee. I was looking through a Fiscal Year 1975 Princeton Town Report and it included the budget committee as follows: Robert Skedgell, Byron McLellan, Roy Smith, Ralph Shaw, Rodney Fitch, Rachel Hamilton, Robert Wheaton, Ernest Mushroe, James Seavey, Harland Hitchings, Gerald Wilson, Norman Carle, Colby Fahey, Willis Damon and Edward Diffin. It would be so helpful to have a larger group to review the budget. To sign up or for more information call Donna at the Town Office at 796-2744 or email

March 10 - Healthy Acadia and Indian Township Food Pantry offering free fruit tree workshop. “How to Graft Apple Trees” 10:00 a.m.-noon at the Indian Township Rec. Center FMI 255-3741

March 11 - Bernard McDowell’s 100th birthday

March 14 - Princeton Library Committee Meeting 5:00 p.m.

March 15 - Princeton Rod & Gun Club Wardens’ Night Dinner 5:30 p.m.

March 21 - Princeton Library Story Hour

To send me news, just drop me a note or give me a call after 10:00 a.m. at 796-2261. My deadline to submit the column is 4:00 p.m. on Monday.