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Community Voices

Idealism is better than ignorance

About three weeks ago I was seen (at a local hospital) for a puncture wound in my foot. Since it was after hours, I had to go into the emergency room as I hadn’t been able to stop the bleeding on my own. Knowing how expensive an ambulance can be, I opted to wait instead for the nearest ...

Variety within a career

A radiologic technologist is a health care professional that specializes in imaging the human anatomy for diagnosis and treatment. With the rapid advancements in technology over the last several decades, there is much more to the profession than one might be aware of. Radiologic technologists ...

Social media’s value all depends on the individual user

We hear a steady amount of criticism when it comes to social media, and the criticism varies depending on the situation. Some people say there’s too much advertising. Others say the algorithm formulas keep them from seeing things they want to know about. Still others say the special ...

On the Porch

The social news or gossip columns in the old newspapers are always fascinating to read. A special section in the newspaper was devoted to the social media of the day. The whereabouts of local people and events were often featured in these columns. Here are a few from The News Messenger of Lyon ...

Camden love letters – VCC Company 2713 Reports for duty

We have been exploring the history of Camden State Park, our southwest Minnesota wilderness. We learned that the wooded Redwood River Valley upriver from Lynd has attracted human habitation and trade, since long before Euro-American settlement. We learned about Andrew Dale’s dream of ...

4 financial steps to take today when dealing with Alzheimer’s

If a person close to you as been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it may be time to address some serious financial questions. Due to the debilitating nature of Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia on your loved one’s ability to make sound financial decisions, the sooner you can ...