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The guy on the radio

May 25, 2016 Radio has always been an integral part of my life, much in the same way that having a steering wheel is an integral part of driving a car. In both cases, things simply wouldn’t be the same without it. more »»

Important natural resources

May 24, 2016 Last May I whined about the gazillion silver maple tree seeds adorning my yard/the gutters of my house/my driveway/flower pots/any nook and cranny available. more »»

History of dairies in Marshall

May 23, 2016 PART: II: This week’s column is the second in a series about the early years of the dairy industry in and around Marshal. more »»

News for same-sex couples about Social Security

May 23, 2016 Last year, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. more »»

Editor's column: We’ll stick around to tell your stories

May 21, 2016 "So, what do you think you’re gonna be doing in 10 years?” That question was posed to me by a man at Hy-Vee last week after we shared a 10-minute conversation about a recent column of min. more »»

Graduation time

May 21, 2016 Twenty-six years ago on Friday, I was dressed in a red cap and gown ready to join the rest of Somerset High School’s Class of 1990 for graduation. more »»

On the Porch…

May 21, 2016 “O.G. Anderson & Company will soon begin operations on its proposed building on the corner of Jefferson and Second. This is to be a brick building two stories with basement sizes about 40 x 100. more »»

What can golf teach you about retirement planning?

May 20, 2016 If you’re a golfer, you know the joys (and occasional frustrations) of the gam. more »»

Ask a trooper

May 19, 2016 By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I would like to know if it is legal to have your fog lights on with your headlights at night when it is not foggy out. more »»

Cars and memories

May 18, 2016 If memory serves me correctly, my very first car would have been marking its 65th birthday this year. The memory is dim now, but I think its cost when I bought it in 1959 was about $250. more »»

Civic cats and beards

May 18, 2016 In case you haven’t noticed, there are some strange things around u. more »»

May the beef be with you!

May 18, 2016 May is National Beef Month, and it’s easier than you might think to build a healthful diet with beef. more »»

School’s out

May 18, 2016 It’s a glorious time of year, with so many dandelions dotting my lawn that it looks like a saffron carpet. more »»

Social Security, a super hero to many Americans

May 16, 2016 Summer movie season is about to start, and that means your favorite blockbuster heroes are about to do battle. Captain America is back to defend the country. more »»

History of dairies in Marshall

May 16, 2016 PART I: At one time there were 11 working dairies in or around Marshall. more »»

Editor's column: Do we get blame or credit? How about neither?

May 14, 2016 For anyone wondering, I wrote the editorial against the school referendum. I said it was too big of a proposal. Some would say I single-handedly led to the ultimate demise of the $38. more »»

Ah, those field trips

May 14, 2016 In the last couple of weeks of school, area elementary students have been getting their field trips in. more »»

Opioid drug use in America: How, why and what to do

May 14, 2016 My comments regarding this controversial subject will be more fully appreciated by the readers if they review the recent article by Paul John Scott: “Reliance on Opioids: One of the greatest mistake... more »»

On the porch

May 14, 2016 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. more »»

The financial side of being a caregiver

May 14, 2016 Caring for a family member is complex. While deeply meaningful, it can be emotionally taxing and often presents unexpected challenges, often financial ones. more »»



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