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Editor's column: Last time I checked, it’s only a game

January 16, 2016 I’m a mature Vikings fan. I’ve learned to be after being let down so many times. more »»

‘The Revenant’

January 16, 2016 The Academy Award nominees were announced Thursday, and I can say that I’ve seen the movie that garnered the most nods, “The Revenan. more »»

On the Porch …

January 16, 2016 In the Marshall Independent of Nov. 20, 1982, Steve Olson wrote a story on the 1924 Lyon County Band. he photograph featured this week is half of the original photograph of the band taken in St. more »»

Your Health Group fitness 101

January 16, 2016 It’s January. It’s 2016. You have set your New Year’s resolution. You’ve promised to stick with it this year. So it’s time to put that resolution into actio. more »»

Retirees need ‘longevity strategy’

January 15, 2016 The late, great Yogi Berra supposedly said: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” And the same could be said of retirement. more »»

Ask a trooper

January 14, 2016 Question: I read your response in the paper about flashing lights on funeral vehicles, and I have a related question. We live in the country, and the end of our driveway is a U.S. Highway. more »»

In with the new

January 13, 2016 The new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been released! That may not be exciting news to you, but it is interesting to me to see how these are tweaked each time they are released. more »»


January 13, 2016 We are a nation of counters. We count years, children, cars, houses, acres, dollars and cents, calories, pounds, toys, and the list goes on and on. more »»

Farm fashion

January 13, 2016 “Clothes make the man,” Mark Twain once observed. “Naked people have little or no influence on society.” This is true, especially in this part of the world at this time of the year. more »»

Theater on the prairie

January 11, 2016 Part I: I wrote the following series which was published in “The Lyon Tale” in 199. more »»

Test your Social Security knowledge

January 11, 2016 National Trivia Day reminds us that knowledge about Social Security empowers you and prepares you for retirement. more »»

Editor's column: Not so long ago in a living room far, far away …

January 9, 2016 Gotta admit, the last thing I saw myself doing last weekend was watching the “Star Wars” trilogy with my 13-year-old daughter. more »»

Important medical concerns: Time for review and action

January 9, 2016 Author’s Note: Welcome to the year 2016. more »»

Grandparents: Four tips for spending on your grandkids

January 9, 2016 Many grandparents spend cash on their grandkids — whether by chipping in on tuition bills, purchasing special treats or simply buying holiday gifts and helping with day-to-day expenses. more »»

Ask a trooper

January 7, 2016 Question: At a recent gathering, a friend related a story to me that really surprised me. He was traveling along a local road at night when a car came toward him with his high beams on. more »»

Let’s talk trash

January 6, 2016 The holidays are over, and the resolutions for the new year have been mad. more »»

Hopes and water

January 6, 2016 We Northerners know water, don’t we? More correctly, we know the different forms of water, right? Water comes to us in many different states — for instance, as rain, mist, fog, sleet, ice and snow,... more »»

Car heater headaches

January 6, 2016 A little bit of imagination can go a long ways when you’re faced with the possibility of becoming a human popsicle. more »»

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 »»



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