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‘The air hurts my face’

November 15, 2014 It seems like that the snow and cold can’t just come in gradually. Last November, our area got hit by eight inches of snow around Nov. 6. Seriously, we can’t just ease into winte. more »»

On the porch …

November 15, 2014 The 23rd Annual Holiday Home Tour is coming up in two weeks! The home tour is scheduled for Sunday, November 30th from 1-4pm. more »»

Your health: Have a Healthy Holiday

November 15, 2014 During this coming holiday season, people will be doing a lot of traveling to visit family and friends, but cold germs will be doing some less friendly traveling of their own. more »»

How do we know how far away the stars are?

November 15, 2014 In the10-plus year history of this starry column in the Independent, I’ve rattled off distances to many stars and galaxies. The distances are so far that the miles are too cumbersome to express. more »»

Power up: the benefits of gaming

November 14, 2014 Gaming is similar to drinking red wine. A glass of wine a day is good for the heart. A bottle of wine a day is bad for your life. more »»

Marshall Community Services

November 14, 2014 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Ask a trooper

November 13, 2014 Question: What is the law in regard to transporting a firearm for hunting? Answer: I will talk about long guns (rifles and shotguns; handguns are another topic. more »»

Building permits

November 13, 2014 The following building permits previously approved by the Marshall building official were confirmed at the Nov. more »»

Comparing cookies

November 12, 2014 For a very long time there was a cookie recipe attached to the side of the refrigerator. When I first put it there, I made a promise to myself that it would remain there until I tried it ... more »»

A sense of place

November 12, 2014 The French word for it is terroir. We English speaking people call the phenomena a sense of place. Terroir is special — a unique place where something incomparable happens. more »»

Hearty fall soup

November 12, 2014 Fall is definitely here and winter is not far away. As the days turn colder, our menu fare of the summer gives way to heartier foods it seems. Soup is a particularly welcome food on a cold day. more »»

Grilling venison

November 12, 2014 My wife must really like venison. I say this because she has grilled no fewer than eight deer. And by “grilled” I mean “violently smushed with the grill of our family sedan. more »»

Prepare far ahead for long-term care costs

November 12, 2014 November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month — a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. more »»

Honoring America’s veterans

November 11, 2014 Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care is very proud of our efforts to serve those who served our country. Many Americans do not realize that 1 in 4 deaths in the United States today are veterans. more »»

National School Psychology Awareness Week

November 11, 2014 The National Association of School Psychologists has designated Nov. 10-14, as National School Psychology Awareness Week. This year’s theme, “Strive. Grow. more »»

In recognition

November 11, 2014 On behalf of the Title 1 students, teachers and staff of Holy Redeemer School, I am extending a heartfelt thank you to the Pride in the Tiger Foundation for its support and monetary award to the Til... more »»

The first Mike’s Café

November 10, 2014 Part IV: What was the price of food on the menu? “Coffee was 5 cents, which included refills. One egg and toast was 25 cents — two eggs and bacon was 35 cents. more »»

Serving veterans on Veterans Day and always

November 10, 2014 District manager Every day — but particularly on Veterans Day — Social Security salutes those who have put their lives on the line for our freedom. more »»

Putting it into words

November 8, 2014 There are certain people out there who can relate to the healing power of putting pen to paper. more »»

Farewell, Tom Magliozzi

November 8, 2014 Before 2008 I never really listened to public radio. more »»



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