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Local Columns

On a mission

Through the valleys and hills of the sporting clays course east of town, we tracked the movements of our five high school shooters logging their final rounds of the season. Sunday’s rounds were different, in that they comprised the last 100 targets of the year and the first to be entered into ...

Owner’s manual

It would be extremely helpful if our bodies came with an owner’s manual. This would be especially true when we are navigating the rocky shoals of young adulthood. Being ignorant about any particular thing would no longer be an excuse. “Let’s see,” you might mumble as you prepare to ...

Well, it is what it is!

Many of us have heard the same phrase relating to something that is ... well, what it is. It’s that happening that occurs and the only explanation is ... well, it is what it is. You can’t do anything about it and one just has to shrug and accept it. In case you are missing our ...

Human relations education offers best hope for violence prevention

We’ve had more than our share of mass shootings in the past year or so, and even one of them is too many. Every time it happens it leads people to wonder how we could stop it from occurring in other places. One question that comes up is whether we need stricter gun laws. They should be ...

On the Porch

Flooding has been a common occurrence in Marshall because of where the town is situated. On Father’s Day, June 16, 1957, 5 to 8 inches, and in some places 10 inches, of rain fell in Marshall. The sudden heavy rains created a flash flood that inundated 88 percent of Marshall. This ...

Farm boy – Joe DeJaeghere – serving with the Army in France

We have been learning about Joe DeJaeghere, who grew up on a farm 7 miles southwest of Minneota during the 1930s and 1940s. Joe graduated from the eighth grade in July 1945, but not all country school graduates continued to high school. Joe knew his father, Ed, needed him, “I never went to ...