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July 2, 2015 Question: I have a question regarding electronic proof of auto insurance. more »»

Grown in the USA

July 1, 2015 Go into your kitchen. Now open your cupboard. What kind of oil do you see? Do you know if it’s made in the USA? If a bottle of vegetable oil pops out at you, you can bet it probably is. more »»

Carter Boerboom: Little man, big impact

July 1, 2015 Not everyone in Marshall knows who Carter Joseph Boerboom was. I would guess many probably have never heard his name. Most likely have never met him. more »»

A little condiment conversation

July 1, 2015 A couch potato I am not. At least I hope I’m not. To be a couch potato these days probably comes from enjoying something on the tube. more »»

I admit it

July 1, 2015 There are those who will cringe when I acknowledge this trait of mine but...I am fascinated by human nature. This means I observe people and how they interact or don’t interact with those around them. more »»

The price of normalcy

July 1, 2015 It all began a few weeks ago when Sparkles the Adventure Cat — our farm’s official feline — turned up with a gimpy leg. more »»

Work toward your own ‘Financial Independence Day’

July 1, 2015 It’s almost the Fourth of July — time for fireworks, picnics and a reflection on all the liberties we possess in this country. more »»


June 29, 2015 Another village that came into being because of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad was that of Taunton. A division of this railroad, known as the Winona and St. more »»

Report for duty by reporting fraud

June 29, 2015 District manager In July, with American flags flying, we celebrate our nation’s birthday and the freedoms and protections we hold dear. more »»

Editor's column: Bless you, South Carolina!

June 27, 2015 White cop shoots black man in Ferguson, Missouri. Result: Riots and protests. White New York cop puts black man in chokehold for 15 seconds, black man dies. more »»

Spending time with a friend

June 27, 2015 The last time I had seen my friend Andie was back in December of 2004. Her folks had moved not too far away from mine in the New Richmond area, and she and her husband had come for a visit. more »»

On the porch

June 27, 2015 LCHS has in its collection a book on the 88th Division in the World War of 1914-1918. This book was published by Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Company in 1919. more »»

Five steps to feel more confident about your retirement

June 27, 2015 Randy Groff It’s natural to have mixed emotions about retirement — it’s a huge life change that people spend most of their working life preparing for. more »»

Marshall Community Services

June 26, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Books and beyond

June 26, 2015 Library patron I was looking through the shelves of new non-fiction books at our library recently and found the perfect book for summer browsing: “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, An... more »»

Ask a trooper

June 25, 2015 Question: Can you give out information about fog lights? I notice a lot of people have them on and when I am meeting them on the road in the evening or at night, some are very bright and make seeing... more »»

Rediscover letter writing

June 24, 2015 Some of you may remember the television commercials of years past that prompted us to “Reach out and touch someone. more »»

What’s in a name

June 24, 2015 Do you remember the Johnny Cash song “A Boy Named Sue”? For some of us, the immediate response to that question will be... more »»

Bountiful broccoli

June 24, 2015 My freezer is cleaned out and defrosted. The pint-sized freezer bags are purchased and ready to go. more »»

Aircraft euphoria

June 24, 2015 “My neck hurts,” I groused to my wife. “I think my head might be stuck like this.” She glanced at me and grinned. “You look like a baby bird that’s waiting for a worm.” It was my own fault. more »»

Disposing grass clippings

June 23, 2015 In May, I asked how many seeds can a maple tree drop? The answer is still a gazillion. more »»



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June 30, 2015 I’m so excited! I just received the following email from the “Federal Reserve System:” “Good DAY!! Just a quick e-mail to inform you of your approved US$2. more »

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