Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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There probably aren’t many people who can claim that they gave their mother a black eye for her 82nd birthday. I’m one of the unfortunate ones who can. Well, not really, depending on how you look at it. Rest assured, it isn’t quite as bad as it sounds. At least, I don’t think so. I need to keep...
Whew! It sure is hot out there today. Summer has arrived with temperatures hovering in the 90s and pushing toward three digits in the hundreds. Judy and I just returned from eight days in Arizona and brought the heat back with us. In fact, temperatures in the 90s started in Minnesota late last week...
Maryann Woodfill is busy “deadheading flowers” at the Zion Lutheran Church cemetery in Lemond Township. She is one of several church members offering perpetual care of 59 geraniums at the cemetery throughout the summer.
There is nothing more beautiful while cruising the countryside than to come across a cemetery filled with real flowers. That happened to me last week as I ventured around rural Steele County and ended up at Zion Lutheran Church. The cemetery is located next to the church in Lemond Township, north...
Yes, it's your birthday and you can celebrate it like you once did. The pandemic, which crippled the United States for over a year, changed birthday celebrations in ways we had never seen. Now, we can celebrate birthdays the way we should. Because of social distancing and orders not to mingle...
I’d be lying if I said I loved every aspect of the newspaper business. I have a confession to make. I hate news deadlines. In this business, we are constantly under the gun with various deadlines in cranking out a newspaper every week. It seems like we just finish one edition when we immediately...
It never ceases to amaze me about all the great people who make extraordinary contributions to worthy organizations throughout Steele County and elsewhere. This week I came across one of those people once again. She is a quiet leader and one of the hardest working women I have ever seen. Mary...
Being the gardener she has always been, Mom Lestrud would get down on her knees and plant flowers at her parents' graves in Albert Lea's Lakeview Cemetery. Remembering her parents was not only an annual ritual, it was her duty she believed. This tradition has been kept alive by myself and my wife...
Karen Hale of Owatonna is the host of Straight Talk, a weekly news program about Steele County. The show is streamed on Owatonna Live by Limberg Productions.
If there is one thing I have learned over the past year, residents are fortunate to have two viable options of keeping in touch with what's happening in Steele County:  Straight Talk by Owatonna Live and the Steele County Times. I recently had the opportunity to join Karen Hale, host of the weekly...
Wild Bill Cooper is shown in his snowmobile attire as he leaves on his first Trans World Snowmobile Expedition in 1972. Cooper disappeared in the 1970s after being linked to a high profile kidnapping of Virginia Piper.
Over the years, I have met some unique personalities, some of them highly intellectual and others who were woodsman types and always off on an expedition. My two favorite explorers I have met are Buzz Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon, and Wild Bill Cooper, an explorer with the desire to...
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem tells Seattle officers, “To those Seattle officers leaving the force: instead of demonizing you, we will stand WITH you.” She is offering them jobs with the state. Missouri Governor Mike Parson lights up their state capitol dome blue in honor of law enforcement....

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