Saturday, August 18, 2018

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An old saying states, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” My first steps as a writer were when I joined DCI last summer, and I was nervous about the transition from schoolwork to working for a newspaper. Thankfully, I had an editor who was willing to help me as I was adjusted...
Addictions to gambling, coffee, Facebook, alcoholism, smoking, the internet, drugs, or work run rampant with many people. I've been fortunate to never be addicted to any of those. However, I must confess I do have an addiction. It surrounds popping a snack to satisfy my late night hunger cravings....
My legs hurt, and my calves ache, but I think I'll be okay. Walking in heels is harder than most people would think, and I believe women don’t get enough credit for doing it all day. I only did it for approximately three hours and I can attest. It isn’t pleasant.  Standing in heels for two hours...
It has been quite a year as managing editor of the DCI.  In the hour or so it took to pass we covered school boards, city councils and the county board, visited plays and concerts, the Dodge County Fair, Survival Days in West Concord, Festival in the Park in Kasson, a haunted house in Mantorville,...
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. “...

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Steele County Times & DCI

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

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

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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