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‘A spoonful of sugar’

April 20, 2016 Nothing in my diet has changed so much as breakfast. Of course I don’t remember much about eating as a baby, but from early in my childhood it was mostly mushy-stuff. more »»

Ballpark fare

April 20, 2016 Baseball and the spring sports season brings the crack of the bat, the smell of freshly cut grass and the aroma of grilled hot dogs and popcorn wafting through the air. more »»

To blend or not to blend

April 20, 2016 Do you think blending is a good thing? Well, you might respond by saying: “It depends on what’s going to be blended — that is, mixed together. more »»

Field work fever

April 20, 2016 Somewhere in a dusty family photo album is a snapshot of a 9-year-old me working on our disc harrow. more »»

Farm women play large roles

April 18, 2016 Part III: We previously looked at the contributions made by women in the settlement of southwest Minnesota, through the Depression, World War II and the farm crisis of the 1980. more »»

Editor's column: Serious about safety

April 16, 2016 Safety costs money. more »»

‘Ordinary Grace’

April 16, 2016 When was the last time you read a book that grabbed hold of you and didn’t let go till you read the last paragraph? For me, it was earlier this week when I read my book club’s April selection,... more »»

On the Porch…

April 16, 2016 The Lyon County Historical Society, Thread Benders Quilt Group, and Fabrics Plus of Marshall are sponsoring a quilt program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lyon County Museum. more »»

Whipple winner gets things done

April 16, 2016 Rita Fonder has thrived since enrolling at SMSU four years ago. Fonder, this year’s Whipple Scholarship winner, grew up on a farm near Milbank, S.D., just across Big Stone Lake from Ortonville. more »»

Ask a trooper

April 16, 2016 Question: What are the requirements for RV triple towing in Minnesota? Answer: With warmer weather around the corner, we are sure to see more RVs and boat trailers on the roads being towed. more »»

Your Health Know the facts about panic attacks

April 15, 2016 Two weeks ago I was “normal.” Two weeks ago I went to work, came home, played with my puppy and got a good night’s sleep. more »»

Fixed annuities: A solid choice for retirement income

April 14, 2016 For years, Americans have looked to the stock market to help meet their long-term retirement needs. more »»

Spring health tips

April 13, 2016 While we patiently (or perhaps impatiently by now) wait for spring to arrive, we often tick off a list of things we do in order to put winter behind us and prepare for summe. more »»

Bond, James Bond

April 13, 2016 Ian Fleming unleashed the ultimate spy when he penned the James Bond spy thriller series of books. Over the years and in an increasing number of films, many men have portrayed Mr. more »»

Boulder adventures

April 13, 2016 The city of Boulder is perched hard against the eastern slopes of the Rockies; The Flatirons, an iron-hued sandstone formation that have nothing to do with clothing care, stand guard over the town. more »»

Women who helped settle southwest Minnesota

April 11, 2016 Part II: This week’s column, commemorating Women’s History Month (which was in March); we feature women who helped settle the prairie. more »»

Editor's column: Too bad we don't just drive

April 9, 2016 Texting while driving is, well, stupid. So is reading while driving. Taking selfies while driving, even eating while driving. more »»

A little bit of willpower

April 9, 2016 This past Sunday I went to the Curaquick Clinic at Hy-Vee to get a rash on my arms checked out. I was also weighed during the appointment and was shocked at how much I weighe. more »»

On the Porch…

April 9, 2016 Shelburne did not become an organized township until Aug. 17, 1879, nine years after Lyon County was organized. The first town meeting took place on Sept. 6 at the home of C.P. McCan. more »»

Making the connection

April 9, 2016 The driving force behind many organizations, schools, and churches today comes from the will of a volunteer to offer their time and talents for the greater good. more »»



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