Friday, September 18, 2020

Opinions

It seemed like my teenage daughter was a little extra apprehensive and jittery about going back to school. It initially caught me off guard because she’s not normally that way. And then it hit me. COVID-19. Need I say any more? When I pushed her for explanation, she quickly pointed out, “I haven’t...
Some changes have taken place over the past few weeks with our digital presence in an effort to make things more reader friendly. After several years of having a joint website with our sister publication, the Dodge County Independent, we have decided to give each newspaper its own website once...
COVID-19 has thrown a mean curve ball at all of our plans over the past six months. This month we have gotten to experience what it’s like to not have county or state fairs to attend. I am one of those fair junkies who is shriveling up from the lack of yummy treats. The lifeline to fair food has...
Brody Lang of Blooming Prairie was all smiles after he showed a beef steer for the first time in 4-H competition last week at the Steele County Fairgrounds. Shown with Brody is Kalyn Naatz, a former 4-H member helping out Brody with his project.
As I ventured onto the Steele County Fairgrounds last week to cover the 4-H Livestock shows, I came across a little fellow that brought me back to my 4-H days many years ago when I showed hogs. Brody Lang of the Merry Lane 4-H Club made his first appearance as a Clover Bud at the fair with a beef...
Since COVID-19 interrupted life in Dodge County and surrounding areas of southeastern Minnesota, it’s been totally unusual. First, businesses were closed, unless the State of Minnesota deemed them essential. Restaurants and bars were limited to carry out only, no inside service. No church services...
I am dreading this week. It’s the week where Steele Countians will go without their prize possession, the Steele County Free Fair. While I am not native to this area, I quickly adopted the Steele County Fair as my fair 11 years ago when I took over ownership of this newspaper. It was love at first...
A melodrama played out last Tuesday afternoon at the Kasson-Manorville Minnesota Wifi Performing Arts Center. It was the conclusion a two-year drama that began in 2018 when a domestic dispute ended with a woman killing her husband. It was not one of the one-act plays performed at the PAC. Unlike...
Just like most everything going on in our lives this year, the election will also take on a different twist because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And it’s something that may require an extra jolt of patience from all of us. The pandemic is testing all of us in ways we never imagined. Every one of our...
Squeezing all of the chores we’ve put off earlier in the summer ‘til now is becoming monumental undertaking. Staining the deck, replacing the weather stripping on the bottom of the garage door, replacing chipped strips on each side of the garage door, pruning the dead branches on a bush just...
If there is anything positive that has come out of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s the news from major retailers regarding Thanksgiving and the Black Friday holiday shopping kick off. For years, I have complained about how Thanks-giving has turned into Thanks-buying. I have often wondered where some of...

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