Saturday, September 22, 2018

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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...
When I was growing up, it seemed so simple to know exactly what agriculture provides society. Granted I grew up on a crop and livestock farm in central Minnesota to help bolster my knowledge.  I guess I had the inside scoop on many facets of agriculture that have served me well throughout my life....
Anything can happen. That’s what the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament (aka ‘March Madness’) is all about, and why millions of Americans will be watching the first round this weekend.  However, to discover why we love this tournament, we have to go back to the founding of America.  Back...
Guess what? I’m retiring! My fellow Baby Boomers are retiring at a furious rate – about 11,000 each day, according to the Washington Post. This includes high school classmates and many friends born from 1946-1964 (a long generation), who saved their money and can sleep late and do nothing if they...
It’s that time of the year that gives me a little extra spring in my step. I love every year when March rolls around and Daylight Saving Time goes into effect. Most of the United States began DST at 2 a.m. this past Sunday.  Even though there are still piles of snow dotting the countryside, I feel...
Kasson-Mantorville Middle School’s drama department students presented Patrick Derksen’s detective comedy, “A Lighter Shade of Noir,” Feb. 23-25 at the Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center at Kasson-Mantorville High School.  This is the school’s first comedy, and the students did an excellent job...
Mark Matuska was attending a training event in Nashville when he learned about America’s latest school shooting. A young man named Nikolas Cruz is charged with killing 17 students and injuring 14 more on Feb. 14 at his former high school in Parkland, Fla. It’s happening again and again. Mass...
As a journalist covering news stories of all sorts, I know first-hand how quickly things can change in life. Just when you think things are moving forward in a positive direction, life gets in the way and changes everything very quickly. Such has been the case at the Steele County Free Fair over...
My mother and I decided to go on a college visit this past weekend. Luckily it happened to fall on the same weekend we had decided to visit my sister in Winona. For some odd reason we thought it was entirely reasonable to take a four-hour car ride up to the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and then...

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