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Women must know what to expect from Social Security

July 9, 2014 Neil Frost Everyone needs to be aware of the financial resources they will have available in retirement. But if you’re a woman, you must be particularly diligent, for a variety of reasons. more »»

Sweet cravings

July 9, 2014 Homemade desserts, like pies, cobblers and cake, are the perfect end to any meal. more »»

Simple summer slushies

July 9, 2014 Parades and summer go hand in hand and at a recent one that I was at, not only were the participants throwing out candy for the kids, they were also handing out the frozen ice pops that all kids see... more »»

Social Security honors veterans

July 7, 2014 District manager In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. more »»


July 7, 2014 Part II: Enforcing Prohibition was extremely difficult. Liquor was easy to make, transport and even easier to sell. more »»

Editor's column: Technology has driven us crazy

July 5, 2014 Bill Swope will be recovering from the crash he was involved in earlier this year for some time. He has had some touch-and-go moments since the incident but is now riding on the road to recover. more »»

Fizzy drinks: a pause about refreshments

July 5, 2014 Thus far this summer the weather has brought more soaking rains than bright sunshine. We have been far more concerned about external water than that from within u. more »»

On the Porch…

July 5, 2014 The Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall is coming to Marshall July 10-13, and is going to be on display at Independence Park, around the clock all four days. more »»

Gardens, a flat and some good music

July 2, 2014 Can you believe that it was so dry on Sunday that I had to water my hanging flower pots? The problem is that such pots from any nursery contain very little soil and mostly what I would call peat mos... more »»

The picnic season

July 2, 2014 It’s summertime and the living is easy, especially if you enjoy picnics. more »»

Sweeten up your summer with melons

July 2, 2014 Melons make for a refreshing and lower-calorie treat during the warmer months. Most melons weigh in at under 50 calories per one-cup serving and contain fiber. more »»


June 30, 2014 PART I: Moonshining began early in American history. The United States imposed a tax on liquors in order to help pay for the expense of war during the Revolution. more »»

Social Security column: From the big screen to the computer screen

June 30, 2014 It’s summertime, and that means it’s time for popcorn, snacks, and blockbuster movies on the silver scree. more »»

Defending the Cup

June 28, 2014 If Sunday’s World Cup match between the United States and Portugal hadn’t ended the way it did, you likely would be reading about my cats getting spayed right now. more »»

Stargazing in the summer comfort zone

June 28, 2014 The stars and constellations of summer are now well out of their winter slumber over southwestern Minnesota, and they’re waiting for you to enjoy them on a warm clear July evening. more »»

Indulging in fair food

June 28, 2014 At any fair or festival, whether it’s Boxelder Bug Days, the Lyon County Fair or the Minnesota State Fair, there’s usually a wide variety of fair food availabl. more »»

On the porch

June 28, 2014 In 1993, at the age of 94, Ray Baldwin Jr. wrote his memoir, “Looking Back.” Baldwin’s memoir is a well-structured account of his life, which is divided into decades in the book. more »»

Weather conducive to tomato troubles

June 26, 2014 It is that time of the year again when we start to fuss over our tomato plants. more »»

Farmer’s market memories

June 25, 2014 After being told for several months that it’s on backorder, our warm weather has at last arrive. more »»

Toddlers and trash cans

June 25, 2014 What is it about a trash can that little ones find so fascinating? When the children were at the age where they could walk, the trash can; particularly the one in the kitchen, became a very popular... more »»



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