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Old Phil, veteran barber

May 5, 2014 Part I: The following article appeared in the Nov. 23, 1906, issue of the “Marshall News Messenger.” Then it was published again in the May 1993 issue of the “Lyon Tale,” under my name. more »»

Editor's column: Guns only scary when in the wrong hands

May 3, 2014 Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. We’ve heard it a thousand times. more »»

100 books to read

May 3, 2014 A couple of months ago, Amazon’s book editors compiled a list of 100 books to read in a lifetime. more »»

Professor wants book to help others

May 3, 2014 How do you recover from the loss of a child? That never-ending journey is chronicled in a new book by SMSU professor of education Tanya McCoss-Yeriga. more »»

Things made from used gum

April 29, 2014 Lyon County recycling coordinator Waaay back in 2010, I first relayed to you what I thought was a pretty cool recycling stor. more »»

Editor's column: Waiting for their miracle

April 26, 2014 Most of us celebrated Easter last Sunday in traditional ways. A nice church service, maybe an egg hunt with the kids. In Colorado, they celebrated pot that day. Talk about your happy Easter. more »»

I am a child of the ’80s

April 26, 2014 I tend to be curious about these online quizzes that pop up from time to time, from what Shakespeare character are you, what state do you actually belong in, which clique would you end up in if you... more »»

Writer at heart has always put students first

April 26, 2014 Dr. James Zarzana was cleaning out his office a summer ago when he came upon two letters written to him years ago by Cathy Cowa. more »»

Choosing Wisely, a program for physicians and patients, now has additional guidelines

April 26, 2014 About seven months ago in this column I discussed the newly introduced program of medical suggestions and guidelines which is now called Choosing Wisely. more »»

Tax Day

April 23, 2014 We are now a week or so past what most of us U.S. citizens call Tax Day: April 15. In most years that is the day that most people file their 1040 forms. more »»

Fishing for memories

April 23, 2014 To say that farmers are busy at this time of year would be like stating that it tends to get dark after the sun sets. more »»

Whole grains for life

April 23, 2014 Earlier this month was Whole Grain Sampling Day, so why not continue to include a variety of whole grain foods in your daily meals and snacks? Whole grains include wheat, corn, oats, rice, quinoa,... more »»

Yesterday’s tobacco habits

April 21, 2014 When I was a kid tobacco was very much a part of life. Men smoked everywhere except in church. There were ash trays everywhere. more »»

Editor's column: Old school, new church

April 19, 2014 If we never step out of our comfort zone, we run the risk of falling behind, even losing touch. more »»

‘The Husband’s Secret’

April 19, 2014 Four of us were able to get to book club Wednesday night with the spring snowstorm that hi. more »»

Wedding Fever

April 16, 2014 Spring has sprung, and a young person’s fancy turns to thoughts of establishing an ongoing collaborative synergistic interrelationship with a hominine biped who is a member of the opposing gender. more »»

More than a memory

April 16, 2014 Remember the taste of Grandma’s beef stew or fresh-baked rolls? You might like a bowl of stew and a fresh roll right now but don’t have the recipe. more »»

Cooking tips for one

April 16, 2014 It can be tricky cooking for just one (or two), particularly when many recipes are geared toward making a meal for a family of four to six people. more »»

Editor's column: Sports are great, but pride is pride

April 12, 2014 If you’re the father of a young girl in southwest Minnesota and you’re in your late 30s-early 40s, chances are pretty good you wouldn’t mind seeing your daughter become the next Mary Jo. more »»

Some music memories

April 12, 2014 For the last three or so weeks, I’ve been constantly listening to a compilation CD of ‘80s hard rock/heavy metal/glam rock kind of music, “Monster Madness. more »»



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