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Badlands and good books

September 30, 2015 At 80 mph, the Badlands, a breathtaking precautionary tale regarding the hazards of soil erosion, burst from the tabletop of prairie. more »»

Cookbooks from yester-year

September 28, 2015 PART I: BREAD RECIPE One heaping sifter of flour Small handful of salt Sugar to taste — about one-half cup Two large spoons of melted lard Yeast Add about one quart of water to above and stir... more »»

Editor's column: Why-Fi?

September 26, 2015 The great outdoors 20 years ago: Hiking, swimming, bird watching, relaxing. The great outdoors today: Downloading, buffering, texting, stressing. It has come to this. more »»

Last Saturday’s Plan B

September 26, 2015 Thanks to the Marshall Downtown Business Association expanding the annual Walkabout to three days, I was able to finally partake in the even. more »»

On the porch …

September 26, 2015 The Lyon County Historical Society and the Marshall Cemetery Association are sponsoring two Marshall Cemetery tours in October. The first tour is Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Marshall Community Services

September 25, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

What to recycle

September 25, 2015 Today we’ll have a review. And the reasons being 1. reviews are needed and 2. time slipped away from me and I couldn’t make up my mind at the last minute what to write about. more »»

Ask a trooper

September 24, 2015 Question: I spend a fair amount of time on the highway and often see passengers in vehicles with their feet on the das. more »»

Do you have a small-business retirement plan?

September 24, 2015 If you’re a small-business owner, you’ve always got a lot to do: marketing your products or services, hiring employees, paying your bills, coping with competition — the list goes on and on. more »»

Grads and reunions

September 23, 2015 It seems that these days there are lots of graduations, many of which include gowns and mortar boards. Kindergarten graduations in full regalia are no longer unusual. more »»

Whole grains

September 23, 2015 The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans note that when it comes to eating grains in our diet, half of our intake should be from whole grain. more »»

The new vs. the old

September 23, 2015 I wasn’t convinced I needed a cell phone. The old tried and true landline phone worked just fine, and I was comfortable with it. more »»

Football season

September 23, 2015 There’s a crispness in the air, and the breeze carries the tang of fermenting corn silage. This can mean only one thing: it’s football season. more »»

Young families: The cost vs. protection challenge

September 23, 2015 Being young and starting a family is one of the most exciting times in many people’s lives — lots of opportunities ahead and so many memories to make togethe. more »»

Wetherbee’s memoirs continued

September 21, 2015 PART III: This is the last column, which was written by Roe Wetherbee in January of 1970, in his own handwriting on the back of several sheets of a big calenda. more »»

This fall, ease into retirement

September 21, 2015 Sept. 23 marks the first day of fall. During this season, many people reflect on the gradual passing of time as green leaves turn gold and pine needles blanket lawns. more »»

Is it me …?

September 19, 2015 From the Vikings, to pot-smoking church-goers: A?few observations In looking back in our PDF morgue from a year ago, I ran across a column I wrote about things that struck me as peculia. more »»

Two fascinating women

September 19, 2015 In the last month or so, I’ve read a couple of historical fiction books on two women with amazing life stories. I was eagerly awaiting the release of Paula McLain’s new book “Circling the Sun. more »»

On the porch

September 19, 2015 On Nov. more »»

Sitting down with some of SMSU’s finest

September 19, 2015 There are all sorts of events planned for next week’s Homecoming activities, but one of my favorites over the years has always been the Alumni Awards luncheon. more »»



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