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By LuAnn Schindler

-Isms: Views on life in rural America


The search for the truth should be a top priority for a journalist. It’s a journalist’s responsibility to present factual information in a clear and precise manner.

Even when the reporter is nine years old.

I’m intrigued with Apple TV’s series, “Home Before Dark.” It’s a fictionalized take of real-life reporter, Hilde Lysiak, who, at nine years old, broke a local murder case in her self-published newspaper.

The show - part-mystery, part-drama, with a dose of comedy - shows Lysiak’s determination to show justice and truth work hand-in-hand.

In 2014, Lysiak started the Orange...

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