My Perspective: Help us add a little spice to the cookbook

August 1, 2018
If we use one of your photos, we will send you a free cookbook If you are new to our newspaper, you may not know about the Senior Perspective cookbook we print each November. If you have been following us ...

A Blonde’s Perspective: Girl Scout camp near Ely

August 1, 2018
Sitting around a campfire with family this summer and making s’mores brought back many memories of the days when I was a Girl Scout. Scouting introduced me to the delectable treat of roasted marshmallows and chocolate between two graham crackers. ...

Northern Days Gone By: My Burned Feet

August 1, 2018
Surely you’ve had this experience of being in the doctor’s office and being asked,  “How would you describe your pain level, with 10 being the most severe pain?”  Mine was a 10. We were at the cabin,  north of Duluth. ...

Time Passages: A fire and the lost bound volume

July 1, 2018
Over the years there have been several major downtown district fires in my hometown of Fairfax that have destroyed businesses and buildings. Most notable among them was the St. Valentine’s fire of 1963 that wiped out four businesses, the Corner ...

Things I have learned: Lessons from a bad penny

July 1, 2018
“People show you who they are, not by what they say, but by what they do.” Jane Green I recently spotted a news article about the high value of the 1943 copper penny. As most old folks know, 1943 pennies ...

Northern Days Gone By: The giant anthill

July 1, 2018
As I walked through the forest with my father, we encountered a large column-shaped mound standing by itself, taller than me.  As we got closer we discovered it was an anthill.  We viewed it from several different perspectives and could ...

My Perspective: What does your life smell like?

July 1, 2018
Besides owning the Senior Perspective, I also own a small offset/digital print shop. Both businesses operate from the same building. Because it is a print shop, it has a distinct smell. Typically, people notice the smell when they walk in ...

Things I have learned: The lost adventures of children

June 1, 2018
Today’s Wisdom: “It is a happy talent to know how to play.” Ralph Waldo Emerson When I was a young kid, I grew up in a world of rich experiences. I was a bomber pilot in the war, with a ...

Country Views: When unemployment hit 70%

June 1, 2018
Seventy percent unemployment is not something I can imagine. I’ve been reading some histories of the Civilian Conservation Corps. They say that unemployment on Minnesota’s Iron Range ran that high in the early 1930s when the government started the CCC ...

My Perspective: My very own ‘Giving Tree’

May 1, 2018
When I was young, one of my favorite books was The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein. It still ranks up there as one of my top five children’s books. It was different than all the other books I was ...

BOOMER’S JOURNAL: Broom on the back porch

May 1, 2018
The old kitchen broom stood by the screen door on the back porch…tired and worn out. It had graduated to that perch when the new kitchen broom arrived in the spring. The tired, old broom, its life seemingly over as ...

Boomer’s Journal: We’re taking the Greyhound

April 1, 2018
It was 1963 when I joined the ranks of hundreds of thousands of other Americans and took the Greyhound bus for the first time. It was a pretty big deal. You see, I had noticed the colorful advertisements in LIFE ...

Country Views: Pepper’s spicy history

March 1, 2018
Some people like black pepper. They even seem to enjoy getting a nose tickle and sneeze as they sprinkle the pungent gray dust over their potatoes, sweet corn and just about everything else that lands on their plate, excluding ice ...

In Your Garden: Should I Start Planting Soon?

March 1, 2018
Bunkey was having coffee with his next-door neighbor George when he mentioned that he was going to start his own plants this year. “When?” “Oh, about March 1, I guess.” There was some discussion about what Bunkey was starting: snapdragons, ...

My Perspective: Sr. Perspective celebrates 25 years

March 1, 2018
Unless you were very observant and happened to notice the volume numbers on the front page of the paper, you may not have realized that Senior Perspective is now in its 25th year. I am more of a looking forward ...

Boomer’s Journal: Release time

March 1, 2018
When you see the words, “release time” it’s likely that one thing will come to mind.  It most likely needs no explanation, and it may bring back some fond memories. Release time*…that one day per week that our class was ...

It takes a village

March 1, 2018
Parents, volunteers come together to form children’s museum While the weather outside is frightful, being inside The Village can be so delightful.
Cindy Furr, of Bird Island, uses colored paint markers on the Plexiglas wall with her grandson Dominick at
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