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  • Mental health-we all have it

    Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:43pm CDT

    What’s on the Horizon for Public Health By Marcia Schroeder, RN There is a billboard east of Hoffman that has a picture of a human brain. The caption reads: ”If you have one of these, you have mental health.”  At some time in our lives, we will all experience an incident or a disaster that will tax… Read More

  • Remembering Dad

    Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:41pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist The idea of fatherhood has changed partly due to the way society has evolved. No longer do huge numbers of workers toil away in industrial factories while women spend time gardening and canning, dusting, sewing clothing and making meals for the family. The modern role of fathers has changed… Read More

  • Time to turn the page…

    Published on June 13, 2022 at 1:45pm CDT

    Time to turn the page After 15 years of covering the local sports scene for the newspaper, the time has come to hang up the camera and put away the notepad. The daily grind of the job, including working weekends, had become more and more of a chore. The event that hastened the decision came when it… Read More

  • Getting ready to train your dog

    Published on June 13, 2022 at 11:58am CDT

    The Outdoors by Scott Ral I promised a while back to share with you my four-part series on dog training obedience and some more advanced training that you can accomplish on your own if you choose to. I will start this conversation with a variety of quotes I have coined over my 25 years of training experience…. Read More

  • Horticulture Services Available

    Published on June 13, 2022 at 11:57am CDT

    Growing Green by Robin Trott The summer growing season is finally here, and the questions have started coming in droves. Between the phone calls, emails and walk-ins with garden samples, there is never a dull moment in the Extension office in the summer months! If you have a garden question, from plant/insect identification, lawn care and… Read More

  • It Could Happen Here

    Published on June 13, 2022 at 11:56am CDT

    View from a Prairie Home by Here Herfindah I was sitting in church the other Sunday. It was Pentecost. The day the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples and they were told to go out and spread the gospel to everybody. The sermon was especially inspiring. I wish I could have taken notes, but I was… Read More

  • Times have changed since the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788

    Published on June 13, 2022 at 11:54am CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings by John R. Stone Talk about some kinds of gun control always surface after some horrific act caused by a person with a gun. And most of the that goes nowhere. Many gun rights supporters see any restriction as a violation of the 2nd Amendment or a start down the slippery slope of regulation. Those… Read More

  • Good things that make Pope County great

    Published on June 13, 2022 at 11:53am CDT

    By Jeannie Pederson, Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator There are so many ways we care for others. As the temps heat up, we’ll be wanting to check in with neighbors and friends who may not have air conditioning to be sure they are ok.  A meal shared with a family who has just had a new… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on June 13, 2022 at 11:50am CDT

    Let them eat kohlrabi From Carolyn Stevenson,Glenwood A gauntlet’s been cast down in our town. Words like “hate” and “Kohlrabi” thrown around. The display is artistic, So don’t go ballistic. Life’s too short so just settle the (insert vegetable or other word of  choice) down. A letter of appreciation for my hometown of Glenwood From Mike Dero, PGA Golf Professional in Naples, Fla.and Telluride, Colo. … Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on June 6, 2022 at 1:01pm CDT

    What’s a poor, struggling professional player to do? From Jim Thoreen, Glenwood My, how the travails of Major League Baseball keep piling up. Pitchers flummoxing batters more than usual. Folks just not coming through the turnstiles due to… what? Boredom? Games too long? Lousy hot dogs? So, the 906 players on the season’s opening day rosters among… Read More

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