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February 19, 2014 It seems like you can’t swing a cat these days without hitting someone who has penned a book about parenting. more »»

A missed experience

February 19, 2014 When I was growing up during the 1950s, there were a number of rules we kids were expected to follow, such as picking up our toys, no running in the house and going to bed at a certain time. more »»

Promoting healthy eating habits

February 19, 2014 “Lead with a Story” is the title of the book by Paul Smith that I am currently reading before I retire for the evening. more »»

The blizzard of 1952

February 17, 2014 Part II: We were completely lost. I don’t know how many hours we went on like this. Then I felt something hard under my right hand. more »»

Editor's column: Sam is no Robinson, but he’s changing the playing field

February 15, 2014 Chances are pretty good there won’t be a “Michael Sam Day” in the NFL in 50 years like Major League Baseball has a “Jackie Robinson Day” every season. Good. more »»

Taking care of the heart

February 15, 2014 Besides being a short month and the one that contains Valentine’s Day, February is also American Heart Awareness Mont. more »»

Taking the pressure off

February 15, 2014 If you go to the doctor’s office enough times, you’re bound to develop an interest in medicine. That’s the way SMSU sophomore Rebecca Koepp sees it. more »»

Winter Olympics

February 12, 2014 It seems as if all you hear these days is Winter Olympics this and Sochi that. more »»

‘Can’tastic reasons to choose canned fruits and vegetables

February 12, 2014 Back in the 18th century, canning began its evolution when Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte issued a challenge for someone to come up with a safe way to preserve food in quantity to feed his troops. more »»

The blizzard of 1952

February 10, 2014 Part I: In 1952 I was in high school, living out on our farm north of Hanley Falls. School had been let out early because of adverse weathe. more »»

Editor's column: How’s this for an eye-opener?

February 8, 2014 I suppose I could’ve stopped recklessly salting my food a long time ago. And I probably could’ve been paying more attention to my cholesterol level and blood pressure for the last 10 years, too. more »»

Aiken to run for Congress

February 8, 2014 On Wednesday I saw the news that Clay Aiken was throwing his hat into the ring by announcing he was going to run as a Democratic candidate for a congressional seat in North Carolin. more »»

A furnace emergency

February 5, 2014 It was one of those jarring, middle-of-the-night announcements that smacks a guy with all the subtly of a gigantic bubblegum bubble bursting in his face. “Wake up!” urged my wife, nudging my shoulder. more »»

Chocolate temptations

February 5, 2014 The store shelves are filled with all kinds of sweet treats to satisfy any sweet tooth. more »»

February is American Heart Month

February 5, 2014 Heart disease is a major problem. Most of us likely know someone who has a problem with heart disease. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. more »»

Saving P.L. Travers

February 1, 2014 A few weeks ago, Ross and I went to see the movie “Saving Mr. Banks.” While in the lobby after the movie, I was asked by another movie patron if I was going to write about this. more »»

It started with the bees

February 1, 2014 Funny how a career can be traced back to a particular event. Take Sam Tutt, for instance. more »»

Valentine anxiety

January 29, 2014 That peculiar holiday is fast approaching wherein we guys must express our deepest, most innermost feelings in the gushiest way possible to our significant others. more »»

Make Sunday super

January 29, 2014 Whether you’re a football fanatic or couldn’t care less, we can all unite around one thing on Big Game Sunday: the foo. more »»

The international scrap system

January 28, 2014 Lyon County recycling coordinator There’s a book out there called “Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade” that I want to get a copy of. more »»



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