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Past infidelity still haunts

Dear Annie: I have been married for seven years. My husband has had not one but several affairs. And he didn’t just have affairs; he had two kids born six weeks apart from two different women. I love my husband and am helping him raise these children, who are now 2 years old. I keep telling ...

Buckle in the back

Dear Readers: When you are riding in the back seat of a car, taxicab or ride-sharing service, do you buckle your seat belt? It’s a great idea to do so. Adults, children and animals all should be in approved restraint devices, regardless of where seated. Remember physics class? In the event ...

Getting the Tdap vaccine

Dear Dr. Roach: I’m expecting a baby in a few months, and my doctor told me that everyone who will come into contact with her must get the Tdap vaccine. If some family members don’t get it, should I keep them from meeting the baby until she’s old enough to be fully vaccinated? — ...

MHS CTL

Fall season trapshooting kicked off for the Marshall High School Clay Target League team (MHS CTL) Sept. 18, and junior Ben Leek wasted no time in setting the tone for the abbreviated six-week season with a pair of perfect rounds. Leek’s 50 led all 21 shooters on the autumn squad, with Nick ...

News from the DNR

DNR seeks designs for Minnesota’s 2018 walleye stamp Artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Walleye Stamp from Monday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct. 20. The voluntary walleye stamp validation costs $5 but is not required to fish for or keep walleye. For an extra 75 cents, ...

Tickets available for Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener banquet

Gov. Mark Dayton invites the public to join him at a community banquet from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13,. at Southwest Minnesota State University, to celebrate the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Marshall. “I am proud of Minnesota’s great hunting traditions, and I have ...

Pursuit of Excellence results

Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Lincoln, the top finisher in the Ivory Class, was named the Sweepstakes Grand Champion at the 22nd annual Pursuit of Excellence. The high school marching bands of Hastings, Mitchell (South Dakota) and Roosevelt also won their respective classes, which are split up ...

Recognizing cognitive decline

Dear Annie: How do you determine whether an associate is experiencing some memory loss, dementia or cognitive decline? With a close longtime friend, you can usually note a change from the person’s normal functioning. But if you became friends with someone during the retirement years, you ...

Inappropriate viewing

Dear Readers: Today’s Sound Off is about too much nudity and bad language on television. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Please believe me when I say I’m not a prude. I’m a 28-year-old schoolteacher at a middle school who is tired of the nudity and profanity on television. So many of my ...

Meds affect bleeding from kidney stones

Dear Dr. Roach: I have been urinating blood for several weeks. An X-ray revealed a kidney stone; however, I am in no pain at all. The stone is said to be between my kidney and bladder. I take blood pressure medicine and an aspirin a day. The problem is this: If I don’t take my medications, ...

Regional Calendar

Today Community Transit Hours: 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m. SW MN Arts Council Gallery 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., 114 N. 3rd St., Marshall. Household Hazardous Waste Facility open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Public Works Building, Marshall. Call 532-8210 for more info. Weight Loss support 8:15 ...

On this date

In 1690: One of the earliest American newspapers, Publick Occurrences, published its first — and last — edition in Boston. In 1775: American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen was captured by the British as he led an attack on Montreal. (Allen was released by the British in 1778.) In ...

No one cares anymore

Dear Annie: I am a 75-year-old woman in good health, and I’ve been married for 54 years. I have wonderful children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My problem is that many lifelong friends and most of my family members don’t seem to want to maintain a relationship with me. When I ...

Pillow tops the cone?

Dear Heloise: When our cairn terrier had some surgery on his back legs, the vet wanted him to wear the dreaded cone for two weeks to avoid licking. He hated it, so instead I pinned a blow-up travel neck pillow around his neck, and he tolerated that much better. He could eat, drink and ...

Can brother be on blood thinner?

Dear Dr. Roach: Earlier this year, my 59-year-old brother was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. He underwent a cardioversion successfully, and the cardiologist put him on an anti-arrhythmia drug (amiodarone) and a blood thinner (Xarelto) indefinitely. After four months, he suffered a major ...

Kovel’s Antiques

By Terry and Kim Kovel The recent floods in Houston and the hurricane in Florida show how important weather, rain and wind are to everyday life now and in the distant past. Weathervanes told the direction of the wind and aided in forecasting the weather. The earliest known weathervane was used ...

Heat shield is there for a reason, should be replaced if broken

Editor’s Note: This new format replaces any previous column. Information about the change in the column can be found on the King Features website, www.kingfeatures.com. By Ray Magliozzi Dear Car Talk: I took my car to our mechanic to have a clanking sound in the rear checked out. He ...

Celebrity Birthdays

Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 24-30 By The Associated Press Sept. 24: Singer Sonny Turner of The Platters is 78. Singer Barbara Allbut of The Angels is 77. Singer Phyliss “Jiggs” Allbut of The Angels is 75. Singer Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers is 75. News anchor Lou ...

Poetry Corner

By Ted Kooser U.S. poet laureate, 2004-2006 Last week we published a poem from Jill Bialosky’s new book from Knopf, “The Players,” and if you didn’t see it you can find it on our website, www.americanlifeinpoetry.org. The poet is a New Yorker, an editor at W. W. Norton, and a ...

New at the Library

New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Andrews, Mary Kay. Beach Town • Arriaza, Nicholas. The Hunter: Awakening. (Hunter Saga #1) • Carr, Robyn. The Summer That Made Us • Dimodica, Steve. Accidental Evils • Feehan, Christine. Dark Legacy (Dark ...