Columns

Sgt. Troy Christianson
Question: How long does a speeding ticket and written warning ticket stay on your record? Answer: A written warning does not go on your driving record, but it is recorded in our computer system.   Citations for speed, according to the Driver and Vehicle Services, generally stay on record for five...
Jason Berghorst
It’s going to be a long four months until Nov. 8. I’m already tired of the presidential campaign even though, officially, it’s barely begun. And that’s very unusual for me. I’m one of those government teacher-types that thoroughly enjoy watching, reading and talking about politics. Except this year...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 17, 1924:   MANY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PUBLIC CHEST CLINIC   Total of Thirty-Nine Persons Undergo Examination by Drs. Slater and Britt   A total of thirty-nine people took advantage of the opportunity for examination at the chest clinic held...
George Bonnema
I have many clumps of daffodils that have been growing for several years, and I noticed this spring that it is time to lift those bulbs and thin them. Any type of spring-flowering bulb reproduces by dividing, and eventually those clumps become too dense. Consequently the flower production is...
Thirty years have passed since I made the purchase, butthe details are a bit elusive. I don’t remember where I purchased my Abu Garcia graphite fishing rod that was equipped with a Zebco 20/20 spin cast reel in late April of 1986. All I remember for sure is that it cost me less than 20 bucks and...
Brenda Winter
Well, Phase 1 of the bike path is done.  I’ve been opposed to the bike path because I believe the role of government is to secure the nation’s borders and defend liberty. I don’t see recreation on the list of “things government must provide for the people." But, the path is moving forward without...
Rick Peterson
The first day of summer was Monday, and that means the days are now starting to get shorter. I know you didn’t want to hear that, so let’s put that thought on the back burner for a few months. I suppose it might be age, but summers seem so busy nowadays. So, for this column I am going to write...
George Bonnema
The weather forecast for this summer was hot and dry. We have already had the hot, but I’m appreciating the frequent rain that has prevented the dry. Weather isn’t something we can control, but we can work with it to make the most of our summer garden experience. The wind we had on Friday evening...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 3, 1924:   POPULAR ENTERTAINERS TO BE HERE FOR ONE WEEK   Clint and Bessie Robbins and company Coming to Palace Theatre Monday Evening With New Repertoire   Clint and Bessie Robbins and their company, longtime favorites of Rock county...
There’s a downside to planning two life events on the same day. It’s over way too soon. Last month my family celebrated a high school graduation and a wedding all on May 22 for the two youngest children. My last column was all about May 23 — how I longed for the day after the exhausting weekend....

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