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Skins of fur coats

January 4, 2016 Queen Victoria was one of the early pioneers of the fur coat. She was pictured in a sealskin coat in 1823 when she was 4 years old. Up until this time fur was mainly used inside a coat as a lining. more »»

Editor's column: Trump on the defensive isn’t pretty

January 2, 2016 A reader asked me the other day: “Why do you like Donald Trump so much?” “Huh?” was my shrewd reply. “You wrote some pretty nice things about him awhile back, and I don’t get it,” he said. more »»

Another great read

January 2, 2016 Do you ever pick up a book by an author, read it and want to read more from that particular author? Well, sure! That was true for me of “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen and “Still Alice” by Lisa... more »»

On the porch

January 2, 2016 Happy New Year from the Lyon County Historical Society! 2016 is going to be a busy year with new exhibits, projects and programs at the Lyon County Museum. more »»

Ask a trooper

December 31, 2015 Question: I encountered a funeral procession along a two-lane highway (no roads entering this section of highway) and the lead funeral home vehicle had a light bar on the dash flashing an alternatin... more »»

Recycling — so important

December 30, 2015 Quite a few years ago there was a picture in the newspapers, or it might have been in a magazine that made such an impression on me that all these years later I can still see it in my mind’s eye. more »»

Recycling — so important

December 30, 2015 Quite a few years ago there was a picture in the newspapers, or it might have been in a magazine that made such an impression on me that all these years later I can still see it in my mind’s eye. more »»

Regrets and resolutions

December 30, 2015 There’s a guitar standing in the corner of one of our rooms, and it bugs me. What bothers me about this instrument is how silent and lonely it is. more »»

Ring in the New Year!

December 30, 2015 Here we are in the days between Christmas and the New Year. Most of us have probably allowed ourselves a few extra “dietary indiscretions” over the holidays. more »»

Goodbye to 2015

December 30, 2015 Despite such earth shattering news as Ben and Jennifer breaking up, our planet managed to complete another circuit around the sun. more »»

Post-holiday thoughts

December 27, 2015 By the time you read this article, most people will have taken down and packed away all the remnants of Christmas 2015 and have begun buying up items, on sale, to be used for Christmas of 2016. more »»

The 12 sites of Social Security

December 27, 2015 Familiar carols are a part of the season. This song is so popular that holiday revelers clamored for it again. more »»

Editor's column: A shot of perspective at the right time of year

December 26, 2015 My daughter’s two basketball games in Windom a couple weekends ago had its ups and downs. Well, that’s kind of an understatement. more »»

My goals for 2016

December 26, 2015 Back in the day, people made New Year’s resolutions: losing weight, learning a new skill, quitting smoking or exercising a little mor. more »»

On the porch …

December 26, 2015 Archbishop Ireland of St. Paul strongly suggested that Holy Redeemer needed a Catholic school in Marshall. Mother Seraphine and Mother Celestine from the Sisters of St. more »»

Ask a trooper

December 24, 2015 Question: Are the blue or Xenon headlamps legal in Minnesota? Answer: Xenon or (HID) high-intensity discharge headlights are legal if they comply with the same Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard... more »»

Time for some New Year’s (financial) resolutions

December 24, 2015 The countdown to 2016 has just about begun. more »»

Twas the night before Christmas

December 23, 2015 For all the years that I have been writing this column, the one that I write just before Christmas is my favorite one to do. more »»

A sense of home

December 23, 2015 For some of us, it takes longer to find it. I expect the reasons for the delay in finding it are many and varied — too busy, too angry or maybe you think the path is too long. more »»

Our Christmas baby

December 23, 2015 My wife and I have a Christmas baby. Well, he isn’t exactly a baby anymore. He is 34 years old now and towers over his mother and me. But he’s still our Christmas bab. more »»

 
 
 

 

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