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Cats I have known

June 14, 2014 When I was 4 years old, a black cat strayed into our garage. I vaguely remembered that I was helping my mother dry the dishes when I spotted the feline. more »»

On the porch

June 14, 2014 Lyon County Historical Society & Museum executive director The photograph this week is a copy of Joseph Fifield’s service pension papers. more »»

Watch for different risk levels of ‘muni’ bonds

June 13, 2014 Neil Frost Are you thinking of investing in municipal bonds? If so, you may have good reason, particularly if you are in one of the higher tax brackets. more »»

Rice is so right

June 11, 2014 Rice has many attributes. It’s extremely nutritional, it’s very versatile, and also affordable. more »»

Branson ramblings

June 11, 2014 It’s easy to tell when you’re closing in on Branson, Missouri. The billboards trumpeting Branson’s attractions become so numerous, they almost form a picket fence. more »»

‘Corms’ for supper?

June 11, 2014 Today’s column brings a question from a reader — and I must admit it’s been a long time since I’ve had a question from a reader! This question stumped me, and I know I’ve never written about this... more »»

Bandits part of area history

June 9, 2014 Part I: “Bandits Get $4,500 in Raid This Morning,” read one of the headlines of the Marshall News Messenger newspaper on Jan. 3, 1933. more »»

Fathers, men’s health and Social Security

June 9, 2014 District manager   This year, we observe National Men’s Health Week from June 9 to 15. more »»

Watch a baseball game or have a life — your choice

June 7, 2014 I sat down Tuesday night to take in a Twins game. By the time I got up to run to the kitchen — after one inning — my back was all crinked and my right foot had fallen asleep. more »»

Another birthday

June 7, 2014 On Facebook, people tend to post old photos of themselves for “Throwback Thursday.” I haven’t taken part in that because A. I don’t have any digital copies of old photos of myself or family, and . more »»

Water and its use: always a health concern

June 7, 2014 Summer days often elicit thinking about water and its various presentations in our lives. more »»

On the porch

June 7, 2014 Dr. J.B. Robertson was one of several Lyon County residents who served in the armed forces in World War I, either stationed in the United States or fighting in the trenches in Europe. more »»

Free homebuyer education course offered in June

June 6, 2014 Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership is offering free Home Stretch classes throughout the month of June. more »»

Missouri meanderings

June 4, 2014 There is much to recommend about Winterset, Iowa. For instance, the town’s museum boasts a limestone outhouse that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. more »»

Say ‘Yes’ to cheese for National Dairy Month

June 4, 2014 June is National Dairy Month, which means it’s time to spread awareness about the health benefits of dairy! Milk and yogurt are commonly touted for their health benefits but did you know that cheese... more »»

Remembering the good olde days

June 2, 2014 Part III: Before copy machines, there was only a couple of ways to make copies of important papers. more »»

Raining cats and dogs

May 31, 2014 t’s not always easy to talk to Chuck Schmidt over the phone. If your timing is off, the dogs barking in the background will drown out his voice. more »»

‘It’s Judy Blume!’

May 31, 2014 When a movie is made from a book, the first thought that may run through your head is “will the movie be better than the book?” or vice vers. more »»

Happy trails

May 28, 2014 My wife and I depend on luck whenever we embark upon motorcar vacations. We like to “live off the land” using only a credit card and the maps app on my smart phon. more »»

Lost and found

May 28, 2014 I opened the cabinet door and reached for the measuring cups that were nestled together on the top shelf. Oops! Where’s the one-cup size? I had used it only a couple of days before. The search was on. more »»



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