Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Opinions

For those of you that read my columns weekly, you probably know that many of the things that take place in small towns is different than what took place where I grew up. One of those things without a doubt is different holiday celebrations. I think one of the really awesome things that happens in...
I recently came across a story talking about the demise of the holiday letter and that many families are giving up on the ritual of writing a letter. Bah, humbug! Say it isn’t true, please. One of my Christmas gifts to family and friends over the years has been sending out a Christmas letter. As I...
The newspaper community was saddened to hear about the closing of two local newspapers the Byron Review and Star Herald.   15 years ago Melanie and Larry Dobson along with their daughter Emily make a commitment to the community by buying the papers, and since then became apart of the community...
To my knowledge there are no official records regarding the state’s oldest farmers. But I have to believe Westfield Township located on the southern end of Dodge County is home to two of the state’s oldest. About a month ago I hopped in the combine with Lowell Trom as he harvested his corn crop....
Throughout the nation this week people have reflected on the passing of President George H. W. Bush. When I got to reflecting about the legend that the late President is I thought about the theory of “six degrees of separation,” and while I never met one of the most successful people in American...
As I sat down for yet another Thanksgiving feast this past week (thank you mom), I once again became overcome with gratitude for what I have and not so much what I don’t have. From time to time, I think we all are guilty of dwelling on the negative and forgetting to count our blessings even if they...
All my life I have been challenged to do new things. Whether it was trying new sports in high school, learning new skills in college or taking challenging courses, or starting my career halfway across the country, I always have tried to accept different challenges, and tried new things. Last week...
The Oeltjenbruns family of rural Claremont is  certainly counting its blessings this Thanksgiving holiday. Mark and Jessica are able to enjoy their two young children, Alexis and Isaac, after a scare that nearly ended their lives. Much of their story is shared in a front page story in this week’s...
When I moved to Minnesota last year I knew things were going to be a lot different, than where I grew up. That was exactly the case in so many ways. One of the things that is a lot different than where I grew up is the holiday of Thanksgiving. For example one of the biggest things I found out is...
I haven’t been walking this earth for many years, especially compared to my elders, but one thing that I have had a vast amount of experience with is politics. I took my first political science course in college in the fall of 2013, as a freshman (I feel old), and ever since, I have had a passion...

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Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944

 

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