Thursday, May 24, 2018

Opinions

It didn't last long. After only two months, a major grocery chain is back inserting its weekly specials into area newspapers and shopper publications. The chain had pulled the inserts at the beginning of the year. I am purposely leaving out the name of the chain because it really doesn't matter....
Easter has never played a significant part in my life, as it is a religious-centered holiday, and well, I don't come from a fairly religious family. At least my parents, my siblings, and I aren't. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy candy, or pastel colors, or the transition into spring, though. I’m...
Spring is on the horizon (even though it may not feel like it)! As the Earth awakens and I start to see grass and other signs of life, I’m reminded of the old saying, “Stop and smell the roses.” For a refresher, this means we should take the time to soak in the world around us.  I think this saying...
I think the deal was, I was the 3-year-old king of our house. Was the youngest of five and as the attention all to myself. Photos show me next to my big brother, smiling like a champ. Then they brought Bob home. Immediate competition. And for the next several years we fought and scratched and...
There are times when I love to see conflict and hardcore drama in movies, but one movie offering right now at theatres offers something a bit different. It provides an inspirational uplift and hope. The movie is “I Can Only Imagine,” and it shares the story of a popular Christian band, MercyMe,...
Mister Rogers made quite an impression on his cousins back in rural Kasson. The future children’s TV star visited Roger and Ruth Rogers in the mid-1940s, long before Fred Rogers became the genial creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the hugely popular kids’ TV show which aired from 1968-2001. “...
Approximately 74 percent of adults in Minnesota said they identified as Christians in 2014, according to a religious landscape study conducted by the Pew Research Center.  Consequently, nearly three-fourths of us will be celebrating Easter this Sunday. Most of us can give a brief explanation of why...
Easter bunnies, bright baskets, chocolates, eggs and a whole lot more. They’re just some of the memories I have as a child around Easter time.  But perhaps one of my greatest memories surrounding Easter was getting to bed early the night before and rolling out of bed at 3:30 in the morning. Yep,...
As a tyke I stood in our backyard at home and joined my mom in chatting up neighbors over the fences.   To the south was Ella Mae, a feisty lady whose garage smelled like apples and who paid me $4 to mow her lawn and shovel her walk and driveway. That was more than enough cash for a kid to buy...
Because we are still between seasons (although the sports staff has been busy compiling information and writing preview articles), my thoughts the past week or so have gravitated to serious thoughts about spring.  The slow melt we have been enjoying for the last few days has made one thing...

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Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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507-634-2661
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Kasson, MN 55944

 

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