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Local Columns

Recycling stats for 2021

Congratulations and you should be proud Lyon County for considering alternatives for things we no longer want or need instead of throwing things away — you recycled like never before! I could never be so proud of all of your hard work this past year and I am really looking forward to what we ...

Lessons learned

It’s been said that every undertaking is either a success or a learning experience. I hate to brag, but I’ve learned more than just about anyone that I know. This quest for self-education via trial and error has been a lifelong, ongoing process. I was a child prodigy when it came to ...

Sometimes we overthink things

I suppose we are all guilty of it, and so with that lead, I’ll continue with this idea. When was the last time you were discussing a matter with a group and the discussion went on and on and on...? In my experience, the subject could be decided very quickly if we only looked at what we are ...

A flurry

You don’t hear much in the way of hymns from a congregation of alligators, which is the name for the reptiles when they’re found in a group. Likely, you don’t turn to a shrewdness of apes for advice as they’d most likely be chasing you off, especially if they are of the bigger ...

A season of disappointments

We’re in the depths of winter, a season that inevitably involves deep disappointments. Some of us wish that wintertime involved less snow, while others pine for more of the white stuff. Some folks would be overjoyed if winter were colder and longer — these individuals are known as “ice ...

Voices from the past

I made a phone call. That phone call got me to thinking about all the different phones I’ve used over the years. And yes, this will date me, but so what? Our family farm phone was a wall hanging phone with a long “nose” you spoke into and a hand held earphone on a wire. You turned ...