July 4th

Born On the Fourth of July: A 4th of July Mystery Short Story

by Margaret Hamilton


Flags started disappearing on Flag Day, June fourteenth. Mostly Stars and Stripes, with a few maple leaves to celebrate Canada Day, and a tricolored French flag, flown in anticipation of Bastille Day. On her usual early morning dog walk, a week before the Fourth of July, Lizzie Christopher saw that her Jericho, Ohio neighborhood was stripped bare, not a flag left flying.

Born On the 4th of July: A July 4th Mystery Short Story

by Lida Bushloper


I knocked on the door of Mama Steve’s cottage. Nobody ever locked their doors in our tiny town of only six thousand people, But Esther Stevenson, known affectionately all over town as Mama Steve, would be 100 years old on the 4th of July, and I didn’t want to startle her. Mama Steve was expecting me, so when I didn’t get an answer to my knock, I opened the door and went in. I was there to interview her for our weekly newspaper’s special 4th of July edition.

Food Ideas For A July 4th Celebration

by KRL Staff


When I think of our family 4th of July celebrations one of the big things that sticks out in my mind is food! If you are trying to decide what food to serve at your celebration this year, check out some July 4th food memories from some of our KRL staff. Feel free to add your own memories in the comments! Happy 4th of July from KRL!

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