In Your Garden: All about beets

March 27, 2014
This is the year of the beet. There will be three varieties offered for the local merchants to plant this year.  All three are heirloom, that is, you can save the seeds and get the same vegetable you planted last ...

What Does a Judge Do?

March 27, 2014
“What do you do as a judge?”  I’ve been asked this question on numerous occasions.  The answer is “many different things.” I serve as a District Court Judge.  My position is also commonly referred to as a “trial court judge.”   ...

Country Gardens: How to start an edible landscape

March 27, 2014
If you already grow plants in your yard, it will probably be easy to incorporate vegetables, fruits and herbs into your existing beds to make an edible landscape. Besides providing tasty produce, many edibles are gorgeous and will add texture, ...

Childhood play, different today

March 27, 2014
Few things in life are as precious as our childhood memories. Recently, I was fortunate enough to escape our horrible winter temperatures for a few weeks and went to visit my sister in Southern California.  While there I called an ...

Pet of the Week: Chester

March 27, 2014
Chester is this week’s featured pet. He is a senior male available for adoption at Glacial Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Glenwood. A little about Chester Chester has lived with other cats and is fine with cats but he hasn’t lived ...

Boomers Journal: Silence is golden

February 28, 2014
The silence was deafening when I entered the old gym. I thought to myself, “Everyone from Evansville must have their favorite moment in here.” Whether it was a nail-biting basketball game, a pep-fest, a wrestling match, practices, concerts, class plays, ...

Saga of a bulk milk tank

February 28, 2014
By an old bulk milk tank formerly of Erhard In the mid-1950s, farmer Cliff bought me brand new. Selling milk in bulk was a brand new idea– no more handling heavy milk cans! So I was a really special part ...

Country Garden: Save the monarchs

February 28, 2014
The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in 1993, leading experts to announce recently that the insects’ annual migration from the United States and Canada is in danger of ...

Pet of the Week: Helga

February 28, 2014
This weeks featured pet is Helga, a female tabby, available for adoption at Heartland Animal Rescue Team in Brainerd. A little about Helga Helga is a beautiful tabby and white cat who was abandoned by her owners. She would probably ...

Boomer’s Journal: Snowmobile capital of the world

January 30, 2014
It was right around 1969 when staff writer Ron Schara wrote in the Minneapolis Tribune, “No one complains about snowmobiles in this western Minnesota community. The last resident who complained ended up winning a snowmobile in a drawing. Now he’s ...