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Time for Christmas

December 18, 2013 When I was a kid, certain things had to happen before it could be Christmas. These things did not include a sit on Santa’s lap. more »»

Indulgent bites: Holiday appetizers

December 18, 2013 Holidays are a time to treat yourself and loved ones to delicious homemade dishes, but New Year’s resolutions can pressure people to stick to a restrictive diet or avoid yummy treats that might pack... more »»

Christmas letters

December 16, 2013 ‘Tis the season to send out and receive those beautiful Christmas cards, usually accompanied by a typewritten letter. more »»

Editor's column: Rage against the machine — for your kid’s sake

December 14, 2013 It’s hard keeping our youth away from screens. If they’re not watching TV they’re playing video games. If they’re not playing video games they’re on the computer. more »»

Books that stick with you

December 14, 2013 In the last couple of weeks, people on Facebook have been tagging people to see what 10 books have stayed with them; not necessarily great books or best sellers, just ones that have touched them. more »»

Winter woes

December 11, 2013 I’m always disappointed when it happens, even though it always happens every year about now. Every year my hopes are dashed when cold weather arrives. more »»

Mix it up

December 11, 2013 I thought I might share some recipes that don’t require any cooking (on your part). The lucky recipient of your “gift from the kitchen” gets to do the cookin. more »»

Lightening up for the holidays

December 11, 2013 Here we are in the days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. If you are a reader of the food page, then you are probably working on menus to serve for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays. more »»

Editor's column: Bleeding purple, but worried about the green

December 7, 2013 Our centerpiece photo on Wednesday’s Page 1A was a classic, but probably made some of you sick to your stomach. more »»

A special anniversary

December 7, 2013 “I can’t believe you don’t take any medications,” my mother said to me this past weekend as I paid a visit to my folks. Not even an aspirin, she adde. more »»

‘Tis the season to be … SAD?

December 7, 2013 While greeting some people in a local store last week on the day before Thanksgiving, I noticed that most of the shoppers were generally pleasant and happy…perhaps a bit more outgoing than usua. more »»

Knakmuhs feeling fulfilled at SMSU

December 7, 2013 Justin Knakmuhs is a man with a plan. “I had the idea that after college, I would work in the (family’s real estate and insurance) agency,” he said of his chosen course of study. more »»

Christmas stamps

December 4, 2013 Every Christmas since 1965 I have mailed my Christmas cards by getting the stamp cancelled on the First Day of Issue. more »»

Pioneer Days

December 2, 2013 From the diary of Julia Ueland Johnson, former Marshall resident, written in 1966. Part IV: “September 8, 1901, we were married at my home by Rev. Martin Romstad. more »»

Editor's column: Homemade cards, whistles and lint rollers

November 30, 2013 The night before Thanksgiving members of the city of Garvin’s two churches got together for a special pre-Thanksgiving service. more »»

Time to take in a movie

November 30, 2013 I was looking through my Facebook news feed earlier this week when I noticed one of my friends had taken a “list challenge” on the top 50 highest-grossing films of all time. more »»

The shopping season

November 27, 2013 ‘Tis the season to be jolly, especially if you like shopping. I don’t care to generalize, but the demographic that generally enjoys shopping most falls into the category known as “wome. more »»

Avoid the ‘recipe rut’

November 27, 2013 Regardless of the number of years you’ve been cooking for yourself or for family, it’s easy to fall into a “recipe rut. more »»


November 27, 2013 Turkey and gravy and pie, oh my ... Tomorrow marks the beginning of yet another holiday eating season. Are you gearing up to starve yourself for the big day? That is not necessary or even a good idea. more »»

Pioneer days

November 25, 2013 Part III: “Just came to my mind how mother used to roast coffee. They bought the green coffee beans which came in big sacks, but you could buy as many kernels as you wanted. more »»



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