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Consider the pastabilities

April 29, 2015 Pasta has long been a major part of our American diet. It’s been estimated that 20 pounds of pasta are consumed per person each year. more »»

What’s new?

April 29, 2015 It happens everyday and everywhere. more »»

Grilled fruit anyone?

April 29, 2015 May is just around the corner. In a few days, we can turn the page on the calendar to May and hopefully turn the page on the cold weather as well. more »»

Of computers and cars

April 29, 2015 Modern society has benefited enormously from computerization. For instance, any savvy consumer can use their smart phone while shopping to watch — in real time — as their credit card balance balloons. more »»

Drive thrus and drive ins

April 27, 2015 The following column was written by S. E. “Stu” MacDonald, in 1996, who owned and operated, along with his wife Dorothy, Stu’s Drive-In during the summers of 1949 to 1961. more »»

Dust off your financial plan

April 27, 2015 Spring is officially here. Before you get started with your spring-cleaning, perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off — that long-term financial plan. more »»

Editor's column: ‘… wherever flames may rage’

April 25, 2015 My brother-in-law David, the fire chief of the Garvin Fire Department, has in the past subtly tried to recruit me to join the department. more »»

All in a Saturday

April 25, 2015 Last Saturday saw me and Ross heading to Willmar for his barbershop chorus’ annual spring concert. It started off as a nice sunny day, too bad we were going to be indoors for a majority of it. more »»

Cowan award-winner is Rich in experience

April 25, 2015 Imagine, if you will, sitting around a table with some friends, telling stories and talking smart. Perhaps there’s an adult beverage or two being consumed. more »»

On the Porch…

April 25, 2015 Theodore Thomas was born in Grandview Township on July 9, 1874. His parents were Jacob and Clara (Baldwin) Thomas, who were among the earliest settlers of Lyon Count. more »»

Marshall Community Services

April 24, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit The MCS summer brochure will be released on April 18. more »»

Avoid falling victim to telemarketing scams

April 24, 2015 In recent years, telemarketing scams have become an easy way to prey on older adults, costing victims thousands of dollars and, in some cases, their identity. more »»

Prairie Home Hospice upcoming volunteer training

April 23, 2015 At Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care, volunteers are the heart of who we are. As we expand services, our need for volunteers is also expanding. more »»

Ask a trooper

April 23, 2015 Question: What is the law with small farm trailers being exempt from registration? I heard something about a 10,000-pound limit when being pulled by a regular motor vehicle (not a farm tractor), but... more »»

In recognition

April 23, 2015 Thanks to Pride in the Tiger Foundation I want to thank the Pride in the Tiger Foundation for its support of the Foster Grandparent Program at Park Side and West Side Elementary School. more »»


April 22, 2015 This week’s column would have been more timely if I had written it one year ago at the 80th commemoration of a unique event that as far as I have been able to research had never occurred before in... more »»

Fight cancer with color

April 22, 2015 April marks National Cancer Control Month, a time to renew our efforts to control cancer at all stages — prevention, detection and treatment. more »»

May I make a toast?

April 22, 2015 Many things in life intrigue me. For instance, I am fascinated how human beings interact with nature. We are dependent upon nature, but we tend to abuse it. more »»

Wedding bells

April 22, 2015 My wife and I are brushing off our best duds and buffing up our boogie shoe. more »»

Be prepared for those RMDs

April 22, 2015 You might not think that 70-1/2 represents any particular milestone. more »»



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