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A guest column for Newspaper Week

October 6, 2014 In observance of National Newspaper Week, I have asked my good friend, Buford P. Inkster, editor of the Cornfield Weekly Sheller, to write a guest column. At 96 Mr. more »»

Biking through the season

October 6, 2014 Last spring I bought a bike rack and had it put on the back of my car, where it’s been ever since. At first I felt just a little conspicuous about it when it was empty, but I’m over that. more »»

Knocking on the dungeon door

October 3, 2014 I have a very thoughtful, talented and funny husband and I’m very lucky that when he’s not working, he’s mostly a homebody. However, I have a bit of a confession. My husband is a ner. more »»

Keeping safety in mind

October 1, 2014 Jam of the Week: “The Protest” by Flying Lotus It’s impossible to include every detail of every interview in every article I write. more »»

Plant now for spring blooms

September 30, 2014 Have you ever noticed a beautiful bed of tulips, or admired a colorful drift of daffodils in the spring? Now is the time think about planting those spring blooming bulbs, which may be planted now... more »»

Ode to the leaf-lookers

September 30, 2014 Expect a brilliant fall show. more »»

Going fishing again

September 30, 2014 I went fishing last week. I’m going fishing again this week, and if things work out, I’ll be going fishing the next week also. more »»

Leave it to Beaver lives on

September 29, 2014 Television was still in its infancy when I became familiar with it in the early ’50s. Our family didn’t own a television set until January 1957. more »»

Still finding surprises

September 29, 2014 I am now in my ninth year of going back to middle school. One would think I would graduate from this level soon, but somehow that doesn’t seem to be happening. more »»

Feeling the burn again

September 26, 2014 When you're 20 and you're exercising, a little burn in the old muscles was good. Jane Fonda always said “Feel the burn” as she demonstrated aerobic exercises on her workout cassettes. more »»

The colors come back

September 24, 2014 Jam of the Week: “minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]” by Aphex Twin Whether you call it autumn or fall, I hope you’re as happy as I am that the season is finally upon us. more »»

We’re ready for fall

September 24, 2014 We've had a busy beginning to the fall - starting off the season with RVTV. It's been estimated that there were over 4,000 people attending. more »»

Mittens optional: Fall garden chores

September 23, 2014 Now that fall has officially arrived – it is time to think about closing down the garden. There are many fall chores that can be completed now, before the weather turns colder. more »»

Drop-shot rigs for more fall fish

September 23, 2014 For some reason, autumn is the time of year when I feel the need to share the productivity of drop-shot rigs. more »»

He’s a schmoozer, not a fighter

September 22, 2014 My brothers and I fought a lot when we were kids but by the time I got to high school I had sworn off fighting. Meanwhile, my smart aleck attitude got me into a few tussles. more »»

A strange way to start the day

September 22, 2014 It’s awfully quiet, I decided, when the electricity is off. Oh, of course, it’s dark, too, at night when there’s no electricity, and that’s a bit unnerving. more »»

Keeping up with TV and technology

September 19, 2014 It’s fall — well nearly. And along with the cooler temperatures, the changing color of the leaves and the shorter days, it means that the long-awaited new television season has returned. more »»

Cool weather, hot chili

September 19, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Feel It All Around” by Washed Out Autumn is quickly falling upon us again. more »»

Green tomatoes — fried or frozen

September 16, 2014 Most folks still have an abundance of green tomatoes in the garden, as the weather this year has not helped out the ripening proces. more »»

Shallow water for largemouth in the fall

September 16, 2014 When I moved to north central Minnesota way to many years ago, I liked to chase largemouth bass. more »»



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