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Black Hills wanderings

August 6, 2014 Wild Bill sat on a wooden bench, the merciless summer sun beating down on his black broad-brimmed hat. “Next show is in 10 minutes!” Bill called out to nobody in particular. more »»

Things I should be doing

August 6, 2014 As I sit at the desk thinking of what to write about this week, my thought cycle goes into overload. I shouldn’t even be sitting here right now. more »»

Cherries and sweet corn — local is best

August 6, 2014 Cherries and sweet corn — what do they have in common? At first glance, it might seem like not very much. But the past couple of weeks have shown me an interesting connection between these two food. more »»

The beginning of the story

August 6, 2014 My name is Ron, and I believe in the power of a story to inform and enrich us. more »»

The dancing years

August 4, 2014 Dance halls used to be present in most mid-sized towns all over the county as well as in cities. People danced regularly — either on Friday or Saturday night. more »»

Medicare is here to stay

August 4, 2014 District manager Medicare went into effect 48 years ago on July 1, 1966. Earlier that same year, Medicare workers went door to door trying to get seniors to sign u. more »»

Editor's column: No offense, Siri

August 2, 2014 I bid a tearful farewell to a dear, dear friend last weekend. For the last seven years, we have been inseparable. I’d cringe at the very thought of leaving him behind at work or at home. more »»

A ‘Little House’ reunion

August 2, 2014 Early last year, I learned that there was going to be a big cast reunion of the “Little House on the Prairie” television stars in Walnut Grove. more »»

Take advantage of wonderful summer fair opportunities

August 2, 2014 After enduring the very wet spring of 2014, we have enjoyed another season of the Marshall City Band concerts in Liberty Park. Thanks again and accolades to M. more »»

On the Porch…

August 2, 2014 As I start writing the On the Porch column this week, the Lyon County Fair is happening. more »»

Marshall Community Services

August 1, 2014 The MCS fall brochure will be released on Friday, Aug. 15. Registration will begin upon receipt of your brochure. For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m. more »»

Should you be a ‘hands-on’ investor?

July 31, 2014 Neil Frost If you want to send your children or grandchildren to college, retire comfortably and achieve other important life goals, you will have to invest — it’s that simple. more »»

Entertainment — a look back

July 30, 2014 Maybe it shows my age, but I do believe that some of the best stage plays/musicals and movies came from when I was in my teens and that means back in the 1950s. more »»

A Sturgis snapshot

July 30, 2014 My wife and I recently took a trip to the Black Hills, a “just because” jaunt that we made just because it’s summertime. more »»

Back to Sports

July 30, 2014 It’s the height of summer but the start of fall sports practices are right around the corner. more »»

Letter from a WWII soldier (Part III)

July 28, 2014 The following letter (dated July 1, 1944) was written by First Lieutenant Robert A. Engels (who grew up in Ghent) to his father A.J. Engels. Engels had been reported as missing since April. more »»

Is a new SS card in your cards?

July 28, 2014 To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning in August 2014. more »»

Editor's column: Just a reminder: Take nothing — and no one — for granted

July 26, 2014 I tucked my daughter in about 9:30 p.m. last Thursday. But this wasn’t our typical tuck-in time. more »»

New at the library

July 26, 2014 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Allee, Jennifer and Lisa Karon Richardson. Curtain Call • Boggs, Johnny D. Poison Spring (Western) • Brooks, Terry. more »»

Taking pictures through your telescope has never been easier

July 26, 2014 To this day, I absolutely love visual astronomy, using all types and sizes of telescopes to gaze at the celestial treats above. more »»



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