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A gift for Mom

May 27, 2015 Today, I would like to share a favorite Mother’s Day memory. When my son, Derek, was in elementary school, he took it upon himself to purchase a Mother’s Day gift for me. more »»

Beer, pairings and clothes

May 27, 2015 Those of us who are married have all experienced it. more »»

Vitamin D — The sunshine vitamin

May 27, 2015 If you remember back to seventh- grade health class you may recall learning about the various nutrients and the diseases that can be caused if they are deficient. more »»

Treed house

May 27, 2015 A thumping BOOM! jolted my wife and I from a sound slumber. “What was that?” she asked, startled. “I don’t know,” I mumbled, hoping for a swift return to dreamland. “Probably just thunde. more »»

The drought in California

May 26, 2015 Here’s a question for you…how many seeds can a maple tree shed? If anyone said “gazillions,” you’re the winne. more »»

In recognition

May 26, 2015 We, the members of Mongeau-Tholen Auxiliary to Post 742 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Marshall, thank the area businesses for their generous support of our “Buddy Poppy” campaign. more »»

‘I’m tierd. And so much to do.’

May 25, 2015 PART IV: In today’s overcrowded and busy world, it is hard to imagine the cabin fever that Catherine must have felt on almost a daily basis after her children left home. more »»

Honoring our service members on Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 District manager On Memorial Day, we honor men and women who died while courageously serving in the U.S. military. more »»

Editor's column: ‘Drake’s Law’ not some can to be kicked down the road

May 23, 2015 Brad Bigler sounded like he had just lost a big game on a bad call, only this was wors. more »»

A redeemable cad

May 23, 2015 When I was at Target some time ago, I noted a movie titled “The Rewrite.” It stars Hugh Grant, J.K. Simmons, Allison Janney and Marisa Tomei. more »»

On the Porch…

May 23, 2015 Last weekend, the Independent ran a story on the impending merger of Wesley United Methodist and Albright United Methodist to form a new church called cornerstone UMC. more »»

Goodbye, child care costs ... Hello, college savings opportunities

May 22, 2015 If you’re a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. more »»

The Vikings’ ‘contributions’

May 20, 2015 According to some news media, the Minnesota Vikings have once again made an additional “contribution” to the building of the new stadium. more »»

Build a better jar salad

May 20, 2015 We all would like to be eating better but how do we translate that to our brown bag lunch? Why not try a salad in a jar? Jar salads are quick and easy to make and can be made ahead of time and store... more »»

What do you mean?

May 20, 2015 Word. more »»

Wedding bells

May 20, 2015 Lilacs were blooming in the boulevards as my wife and I motored into Omaha. Light rain spattered the windshield, but that wasn’t the only waterworks to disturb our drive. more »»

I’m tierd. And so much to do.

May 18, 2015 Part III: It is no wonder that by age 60, she looked at least 10 or 15 years older than she actually was – at least by today’s standards. more »»

Compassion for those with debilitating illnesses

May 18, 2015 May is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Mont. more »»

Editor's column: My name is Per, and I’m a glossophobe

May 16, 2015 One year. That’s how long it will be before I have to speak in front of an audience again. Public speaking doesn’t “scare” me as much as it intimidates me. more »»

Graduation day

May 16, 2015 In my lifetime I’ve been to a few graduations; three of which were my own. more »»

Your health Help is here: Natural remedies for seasonal allergies

May 16, 2015 This time of year is so beautiful with the cherry blossoms blossoming, the tulips blooming and lilacs lining the roadside. more »»



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