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Box Elder Humbugs

May 13, 2010 - Karin Elton
This morning I drove to Minneota to interview Heather Moorse, the Lyon County daycare provider of the year. After talking to her I thought as long as I was in Minneota, I would take care of Independent Views. Every Monday on the editorial page we publish Indie views — six photos and six answers to the question of the week.

I went to the senior center and there were only two people there and they weren’t interested in participating. I then went across to the street to the men’s card-playing hangout, the Round-Up Office.

It should have been called the Lion’s Den for today. The only people there were associated with the Minneota Mascot and they made it clear that they definitely did not want to be in the Independent. Sitting at a table solving world problems were the former publisher Jon Guttormsson and the current publisher, Byron Higgin and a few other types of equally dubious distinction. They all gave me a hard time.

They must not have known that I am practically Round-Up Royalty. On one wall are all kinds of photos of my late uncles Donald and Orville Wigness and on another wall is a photo of my grandpa John in an old...Minneota Mascot clipping.

Next I stopped at the local Cenex station where they were also underenthusiastic at my proposal of snapping their photos for the Independent.

I was treated with the proper respect that I’m due at the high school where I eventually succeeded in completing my Indie Views assignment.

And they didn’t even know I am Round-Up Royalty.


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