• What you should know about emerald ash borer

    Published on June 27, 2022 at 2:18pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Emerald ash borer (EAB) is native to East Asia and was discovered in Detroit, Mich., and Windsor, Ontario, in 2002. Indications are that it may have been introduced to this area as early as 1990 by means of infested wood packing material from Asia. EAB has spread rapidly across… Read More

  • Making progress

    Published on June 27, 2022 at 2:18pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist We are working our way into the third installment of a 4-part series in the subject of training your own dog. We started with owner commitments and expectations and moved into how easy it is to get your dog to go for a relaxing walk with you or another… Read More

  • Birthday party princesses

    Published on June 27, 2022 at 2:17pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist What joy it is for grandpas and grandmas to be invited to a 4 year old’s birthday party! We can feel young and silly in our party hats once again. Yesterday Dave and I attended our granddaughter Charli’s fourth birthday celebration complete with party dresses, presents and a… Read More

  • Last year we were in a drought, but things changed quickly this spring

    Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:55pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune There are a couple of photos on Page 5A of this issue that clearly indicate the higher water level of Lake Minnewaska right now. I was recently at the outlet dam near the Starbuck Marina and measured the water level and it was 20 inches… Read More

  • What has made the U.S. work is faith in elections and ‘peaceful transition of power’

    Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:53pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone It’s probably hard for many to not see the Jan. 6 Committee hearings as anything but political theatre. That is too bad because what is being talked about is an effort to say that the votes of millions of voters should not have counted in the 2020 election for President… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:52pm CDT

    It’s really about ‘common decency’ From Jeanette Rykhus, Glenwood I do believe that John Messenger was not writing a political letter to the editor, but posing a “common decency” question to the citizens and parents of the surrounding area. Now we have summer travelers passing by the vulgarity on top of the hill. What must… Read More

  • New-mown Hay

    Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:46pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist As I get older, time passes faster. I know this is just a perception, but one that is shared by many old folks like me; winter comes and then spring and summer. It’s like it happens in a heartbeat. I feel I want to reach out and stop… Read More

  • Heat, good and bad

    Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:45pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist Yesterday I turned on my air conditioning in my house for the first time this year. I think the high was in the mid-80s. But the uncomfortable part was the dew point, which at my place read 72. That is in the uncomfortable range. I spent some hours yesterday… Read More

  • What’s wrong with my maple tree?

    Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:44pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Another cool, wet spring has led to a recurring problem with maple trees. Blotchy black leaves and unusual bumps abound, and samples are flooding my desk from residents concerned that their tree may be dying. If you are noticing unusual looking leaves on your maples you might be seeing… Read More

  • Dog training

    Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:44pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist Last week I shared what a dog owner needs to be prepared to start a formal obedience training program. If you missed that column, try to look back and read that one first. If you can’t find it reach out to me and I will send it to you…. Read More

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