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Whipple winner gets things done

April 16, 2016 Rita Fonder has thrived since enrolling at SMSU four years ago. Fonder, this year’s Whipple Scholarship winner, grew up on a farm near Milbank, S.D., just across Big Stone Lake from Ortonville. more »»

Ask a trooper

April 16, 2016 Question: What are the requirements for RV triple towing in Minnesota? Answer: With warmer weather around the corner, we are sure to see more RVs and boat trailers on the roads being towed. more »»

Your Health Know the facts about panic attacks

April 15, 2016 Two weeks ago I was “normal.” Two weeks ago I went to work, came home, played with my puppy and got a good night’s sleep. more »»

Fixed annuities: A solid choice for retirement income

April 14, 2016 For years, Americans have looked to the stock market to help meet their long-term retirement needs. more »»

Spring health tips

April 13, 2016 While we patiently (or perhaps impatiently by now) wait for spring to arrive, we often tick off a list of things we do in order to put winter behind us and prepare for summe. more »»

Bond, James Bond

April 13, 2016 Ian Fleming unleashed the ultimate spy when he penned the James Bond spy thriller series of books. Over the years and in an increasing number of films, many men have portrayed Mr. more »»

Boulder adventures

April 13, 2016 The city of Boulder is perched hard against the eastern slopes of the Rockies; The Flatirons, an iron-hued sandstone formation that have nothing to do with clothing care, stand guard over the town. more »»

Women who helped settle southwest Minnesota

April 11, 2016 Part II: This week’s column, commemorating Women’s History Month (which was in March); we feature women who helped settle the prairie. more »»

Editor's column: Too bad we don't just drive

April 9, 2016 Texting while driving is, well, stupid. So is reading while driving. Taking selfies while driving, even eating while driving. more »»

A little bit of willpower

April 9, 2016 This past Sunday I went to the Curaquick Clinic at Hy-Vee to get a rash on my arms checked out. I was also weighed during the appointment and was shocked at how much I weighe. more »»

On the Porch…

April 9, 2016 Shelburne did not become an organized township until Aug. 17, 1879, nine years after Lyon County was organized. The first town meeting took place on Sept. 6 at the home of C.P. McCan. more »»

Making the connection

April 9, 2016 The driving force behind many organizations, schools, and churches today comes from the will of a volunteer to offer their time and talents for the greater good. more »»

Carson’s hand and other medical maladies in ‘Downton Abbey’

April 9, 2016 Note: Viewers and Fans of “Downton Abbey”: SPOILER ALERT! During the last six years, author Julian Fellowes, British ITV and PBS have presented a remarkable historical drama, “Downton Abbey,” to... more »»

Give your investment portfolio a ‘spring cleaning’

April 8, 2016 Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it’s time for some sprucing up. more »»

Talking taxes

April 6, 2016 Quick now, before you read much farther, how much is the annual federal budget? Do you have that estimate? Tough question? Yep, it is tax time again. more »»

A fresh start with spring foods

April 6, 2016 Spring is a great time to hit the reset button and reintroduce some fresh foods into our diet after a long winter. One of our first fresh vegetables of the season tends to be asparagus. more »»

There comes a time...

April 6, 2016 An advertising slogan used by Nike is “Just Do It. more »»

Springtime romance

April 6, 2016 It happens every year at this time of the year. Every spring, the arrival of balmy weather makes the concept of courtship seem possible once again. more »»

History of prominent women in Lyon County history

April 4, 2016 Part I March is Women’s History Month. I’m running a bit late with this series as it is already April, but the subject needs to be looked at. more »»

myRA and mySocial Security can help with retirement

April 4, 2016 Achieving financial security is an important part of enjoying a satisfying retirement. Social Security has many tools to help you plan for your future. A great first step is to visit www. more »»



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