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Why? Because...

June 22, 2016 A little while ago I was involved in a conversation and the person asked if I was the guy who wrote about drinking in the newspaper. Additionally, I was asked why I write about such a subject. more »»

Roller scouting

June 22, 2016 As a teenager growing up on a South Dakota dairy farm, the opportunities for meeting members of the opposite sex (other than Holsteins) were somewhat limited. more »»

Energy conservation tips

June 21, 2016 OK…I had a column written for this time, but my mind went in a different direction (“Hate to say it but her mind went in a different direction a long time ago. more »»

Lyon County Soldiers’ Memorial

June 20, 2016 As you drive along West Main and cross 6th Street, you will notice on your left the monument on the lawn of the Lyon County Government Center that is a tribute to the Union soldiers of the Civil Wa. more »»

Editor's column: In a perfect world …

June 18, 2016 Alas, it is not — but there’s nothing wrong with a little idealism every now and then. Every once in a while you’ll see the phrase “In a perfect world” in one of my ramblings. more »»

A trip to Target Field

June 18, 2016 Late Saturday night/early Sunday morning I could hardly sleep, my body felt like it was humming, or buzzing, or somethin. more »»

On the porch

June 18, 2016 Volunteers at the museum have been busy organizing the collection in the storage rooms this summer. more »»

Give your children the gift of (financial) knowledge

June 17, 2016 It’s almost Father’s Day. If you’re a dad with young children, you can expect some nice homemade cards and maybe even a baseball cap. more »»

Your Health May peace be with you

June 17, 2016 Peace. By now, we are all aware of the horrific massacre that occurred in Orlando, Florida. We have heard the horror stories, and we have heard the heroic ones. more »»

All about fathers

June 15, 2016 Hey guys, especially fathers, we owe it to the women for founding this weekend’s celebration of Father’s Day. And it didn’t just happen overnight. more »»

And the winner is...

June 15, 2016 Usually buying a ticket to a prize drawing is a low return endeavor for me. more »»

A classy reunion

June 15, 2016 I recently hung out with a group of people who have lived in seven different decades. They have watched one century pass into the next and are currently experiencing their second millenniu. more »»

Men’s health and Social Security

June 13, 2016 District manager This year, we observe National Men’s Health Week from June 13 to 19. more »»

History of dairies in Marshall

June 13, 2016 Part V: This is the fifth in a series of columns about the early dairy businesses in and around Marshall. Of the 11 dairies, Paul Schwan’s Dairy was the only one to remain in operation. more »»

Editor's column: It takes more than courage to handle what must feel like the weight of the world

June 11, 2016 Some parents just have it — that ability to not only search for the positives, but find them and hold on to them, even in the worst situations. My parents always had it. more »»

What I’ve been reading

June 11, 2016 Last week I decided to get out of my usual mode of books to read (ie. women’s fiction) and picked up “Mad River” by John Sandford, which is part of his Virgil Flowers series. more »»

On the porch

June 11, 2016 Flooding has been a common occurrence in Marshall because of where the town is situated. more »»

Preparing high schoolers for their financial future

June 11, 2016 High school students are only several short years from adulthood — and with it, the financial freedom to take out loans, sign leases and charge to credit card. more »»

‘Berried treasures’

June 8, 2016 Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries — these are the “berried treasures” of the summer! These berries are available throughout the year, but they certainly taste best when they’re... more »»

Stuck in between

June 8, 2016 I don’t think being stuck in the middle is a bad thing. Yes, sometimes it’s really annoying to be stuck in the middle, but here’s what I’ve discovered — I like it and here’s wh. more »»



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