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My Grandma Mary Ann is one of my greatest sources of wisdom. While I love all things research and abstract and conceptual, they have to stand up to Grandma’s common sense assessment. My … more
Since the rain last week, the green grass certainly makes it look like spring!  Just a couple of reminders here: proper mowing is one of the keys to a healthy lawn. Set your mowing height … more
To the Editor: Here are some things I don't like. Tomato soup, squash, beets and caraway seeds. I don't like it when I ask inane questions. I visit a friend in the hospital and I ask, "How … more
An open letter to law enforcement: I awoke this morning to read yet another article about how cops are “out of control.” As ridiculous as that is to all of us who are deeply … more
Visit the Rock County Community Library during Library Week next week National Library Week will be observed April 12-18 with the theme, "Unlimited possibilities at your … more
  The nickname finally caught up with me —Angela. Or in the case of the recent postcard received in the mail: Angie. It is either a strange coincidence or just an error on the … more
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 14, 1922:   STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WAGE REDUCTION   Lower Scale of Remuneration for Patrolmen, … more
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On April 1 South Dakota’s speed limit on interstate highways changed from 75 to 80 mph. While Minnesota’s speed limit remains unchanged at 70 mph, the new law affects many of us in … more
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 2, 1926:   BIRTHS EXCEED DEATH RATE 4 TO 1 IN ROCK COUNTY   State Health Department’s Annual Report Accounts … more
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