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Summer flavors and more

September 18, 2013 Being involved in a farmers market requires more than just two or three hours of time each week. For those who sell craft items, they keep busy designing new creations. more »»

An apple a day and...

September 18, 2013 The apple orchards are open and now is the season for cooking and baking with tasty, fresh apples. more »»

Editor's column: Kids going public with their antics … not pretty

September 14, 2013 Our kids, for the most part, are good people. They help out in the community. They strive for excellence on the field or court, or on stage. They respect their elders. more »»

It’s been a decade since...

September 14, 2013 I’m coming up on 10 years of my diagnosis of a congenital heart defect. I remember several of the events that led up to it. Early on a Saturday morning, the low coolant light went off in my dash. more »»

The man behind Minnesota-speak

September 14, 2013 Howard Mohr is having a reading on Sept. 19 at SMSU? And it’s free? That’s a heckuva deal. more »»

Critical medical events are upon us

September 14, 2013 My father often told me that certainties in life are few. We all know the adage that “only two things in life are certain: Death and Taxe. more »»

Sleep and School

September 11, 2013 This fall there have been several items in the print media and on television about the benefits of late starts for schools. The late start refers to the time of day when classes star. more »»

A meat legend

September 9, 2013 Part II: By the end of the war, the U.S. Army alone had purchased 150 million pounds of Spam, which meant that 90 percent of this product was going to the military. more »»

Editor's column: Spread thin, but working hard

September 7, 2013 f you know anything about the newspaper business, you know reporters come and go. And come and go. And come and go. You get the idea. more »»

Lost in Omaha

September 4, 2013 The poem, which originally appeared in an 1869 edition of Harper’s Magazine, warned travelers to avoid a particular city. more »»

Seems like yesterday

September 4, 2013 When the kids were small, I thought it would be a very long time before I’d find myself enjoying some “me time.” Even taking a quick soak in the bath tub was considered a luxury. more »»

The versatile tomato

September 4, 2013 If you garden or frequent the farmers market, you can tell that the tomato season is here! It takes awhile to get those tomato plants to produce, but once they do, they usually produce an abundant... more »»

Editor's column: My, oh Miley!

August 31, 2013 What are little boys made of? What are little boys made of? Slugs and snails And puppy-dogs’ tails, That’s what little boys are made o. more »»

Time for bifocals?

August 31, 2013 Lately I’ve been lifting up my glasses in order to see print close up. It’s been happening the last couple of months especiall. more »»

A brief lesson on words

August 28, 2013 The title to the sermon a couple of weeks ago was printed as “Who(m) do you trust?” Sure enough, after the close of the service, the pastor mentioned that the title was listed in that way because of... more »»

Back to school

August 28, 2013 Cries of anguish are echoing across this great land of ours, all because of the three little words “back to school.” At least that’s how it was for me. more »»

Eat to compete

August 28, 2013 Eating a well-balanced diet is one of the most important things you can do to promote optimal performance. more »»

High school reunion

August 26, 2013 Part II: The following was also written by Gwen and sums up the feelings of the attendees. more »»

Editor's column: Old age isn’t always a walk in the park

August 24, 2013 I spent the days following my bedroom flooring project last weekend fighting off the pain brought upon by spending a good portion of an entire day either on my knees or getting up and dow. more »»

Catching up with a friend

August 24, 2013 The last time I had seen my friend Michele was on her wedding day back in May of 2009. At the time, she was living in the Salt Lake City are. more »»



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