Friday, December 9, 2022

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We are lucky enough to have a trailer in a campground that overlooks a lake. Usually, the campground is a quite active place with families and kids enjoying a weekend away from home. But every so often, it is a quiet weekend with few campers in attendance, and nothing but the birds and rustling...
Greetings and Peace. September will soon be upon us and with it comes the time to Celebrate Sobriety and Celebrate Creation and prepare ourselves for the Blessing of the Animals. Each of these offer each of us an opportunity to share our gifts, passions, concerns, and celebrations of who we are as...
Dear Savvy Senior, A few months ago, I read a column you wrote on extremely cheap smartphone plans for budget-conscious seniors. Can you do a similar column for those of us who still use basic flip phones? My old 3G flip phone is about to become obsolete, so I’m looking for the cheapest possible...
As summer days turn into evening, many parents pull out a book or two to read to their kids at bedtime. This is important because studies consistently show that reading at a young age drastically improves a child’s educational trajectory. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) we know...
To the Editor, I never thought I'd see the day when I would take offense at an item in the Dodge County Independent. Until now. Ed Fischer's July 28 cartoon titled "World Production Inc." was offensive and untrue. It depicted multiple babies coming down a conveyor belt contrasted with very sparse...
Minnesota voters will go to the polls next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the State Partisan Primary. For voters who live in the 1st Congressional District there will also be a Special Election. The statewide primary is to decide which candidates from each party will be on the General Election...
I was thinking Ron Albright
I do something now that I never thought I’d do. When I get the paper on the computer, I regularly check the obituaries.  First, I check to see if there are any names I recognize. After that I compare their ages to my own. It is always a relief if the deceased is at least 10 years older than I am. ...
Adventures in Kasson & Mantorville Terry Eckstein
I was getting ready to leave my house and go pick up Carla. We frequently go out on Friday nights and tonight we had reservations for the Hubbell House. Just as I was going out the door, my phone rang and it was Sara (future daughter-in-law). As she spoke, I could tell she was in pain. Sara...
The middle school students were staring at me, puzzled. I had asked them a simple question, “What are the greatest commandments?” Finally, one spoke up, “Don’t murder?” I shook my head no. “Don’t steal?” Nope. When they ran out of guesses I had them turn to the gospel of Matthew 22:36-40 which says...
Throughout the month of June I had the pleasure of visiting with folks from across Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) 20-county region during our Sprout events. These events, which were held in New Ulm, Dundas, and Winona, were an opportunity to directly share SMIF’s resources and...

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