Country Views: To build a fire

December 1, 2019
At this time of year I light a fire in the stove every day. To light those fires, and others, I’ve made firewood most every year of my life, excluding infancy and a few years while residing in a downtown ...

Rising from the ashes

September 30, 2013
Rebirth of historic flour mill in Freeport In the late afternoon of Dec. 27, 2011, Walter “Pinky” and Lou Thelen were on the countdown to supper in their Freeport home when they noticed some unusual fog or smoke in the ...

Residents of Echo working together to replace town’s only restaurant/bar

July 31, 2013
“Echo has stepped up to the plate before, and we need to do it again,” said Brad Kurtz, who has a Granite Falls address but his “heart remains in Echo.”     Kurtz could talk for hours about his hometown of Echo, ...