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Theater on the prairie

January 11, 2016 Part I: I wrote the following series which was published in “The Lyon Tale” in 199. more »»

Test your Social Security knowledge

January 11, 2016 National Trivia Day reminds us that knowledge about Social Security empowers you and prepares you for retirement. more »»

Editor's column: Not so long ago in a living room far, far away …

January 9, 2016 Gotta admit, the last thing I saw myself doing last weekend was watching the “Star Wars” trilogy with my 13-year-old daughter. more »»

Important medical concerns: Time for review and action

January 9, 2016 Author’s Note: Welcome to the year 2016. more »»

Grandparents: Four tips for spending on your grandkids

January 9, 2016 Many grandparents spend cash on their grandkids — whether by chipping in on tuition bills, purchasing special treats or simply buying holiday gifts and helping with day-to-day expenses. more »»

Ask a trooper

January 7, 2016 Question: At a recent gathering, a friend related a story to me that really surprised me. He was traveling along a local road at night when a car came toward him with his high beams on. more »»

Let’s talk trash

January 6, 2016 The holidays are over, and the resolutions for the new year have been mad. more »»

Hopes and water

January 6, 2016 We Northerners know water, don’t we? More correctly, we know the different forms of water, right? Water comes to us in many different states — for instance, as rain, mist, fog, sleet, ice and snow,... more »»

Car heater headaches

January 6, 2016 A little bit of imagination can go a long ways when you’re faced with the possibility of becoming a human popsicle. more »»

Skins of fur coats

January 4, 2016 Queen Victoria was one of the early pioneers of the fur coat. She was pictured in a sealskin coat in 1823 when she was 4 years old. Up until this time fur was mainly used inside a coat as a lining. more »»

Editor's column: Trump on the defensive isn’t pretty

January 2, 2016 A reader asked me the other day: “Why do you like Donald Trump so much?” “Huh?” was my shrewd reply. “You wrote some pretty nice things about him awhile back, and I don’t get it,” he said. more »»

Another great read

January 2, 2016 Do you ever pick up a book by an author, read it and want to read more from that particular author? Well, sure! That was true for me of “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen and “Still Alice” by Lisa... more »»

On the porch

January 2, 2016 Happy New Year from the Lyon County Historical Society! 2016 is going to be a busy year with new exhibits, projects and programs at the Lyon County Museum. more »»

Ask a trooper

December 31, 2015 Question: I encountered a funeral procession along a two-lane highway (no roads entering this section of highway) and the lead funeral home vehicle had a light bar on the dash flashing an alternatin... more »»

Recycling — so important

December 30, 2015 Quite a few years ago there was a picture in the newspapers, or it might have been in a magazine that made such an impression on me that all these years later I can still see it in my mind’s eye. more »»

Recycling — so important

December 30, 2015 Quite a few years ago there was a picture in the newspapers, or it might have been in a magazine that made such an impression on me that all these years later I can still see it in my mind’s eye. more »»

Regrets and resolutions

December 30, 2015 There’s a guitar standing in the corner of one of our rooms, and it bugs me. What bothers me about this instrument is how silent and lonely it is. more »»

Ring in the New Year!

December 30, 2015 Here we are in the days between Christmas and the New Year. Most of us have probably allowed ourselves a few extra “dietary indiscretions” over the holidays. more »»

Goodbye to 2015

December 30, 2015 Despite such earth shattering news as Ben and Jennifer breaking up, our planet managed to complete another circuit around the sun. more »»

Post-holiday thoughts

December 27, 2015 By the time you read this article, most people will have taken down and packed away all the remnants of Christmas 2015 and have begun buying up items, on sale, to be used for Christmas of 2016. more »»

 
 
 

 

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