Opinion

  One problem many families face in promoting a healthy diet is picky eaters. Sometimes these are kids, and sometimes they are adults! Not surprisingly, picky kids often grow up to be picky adults, and picky adults often raise picky kids. Being picky isn’t a terrible problem — some people do...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 15, 1922:   LIVESTOCK MEETING WILL BE HELD TOMORROW State Livestock Specialist to Propose Methods of Eradicating Tuberculosis From Rock County Herds The lecture on tuberculosis eradication work which has been scheduled for tomorrow...
  I had a friend ask me what it would take to make a Christmas cactus bloom. Their plant was several years old and was a large plant but it never produced a single flower. Christmas cactus, like a poinsettia plant, initiate flower buds when the days get shorter and the nights get cooler in late...
Laura Richters surrounds herself with the scrapbook albums and books she has created over the past 20 years, including the redesign of the first page of her wedding album. Having the books allows her to easily relive and share the special event memories with friends and family.
  Laura Richters of Luverne is a scrapbooking marvel. Last month at the Rock County Fair, Laura was sitting comfortably in a folding chair with a computer set up in her lap. She was archiving yet another family event. “This is my passion,” she told me several months ago. It’s a passion she started...
    To the Editor: When is enough enough? I heard over the weekend the Cardinal Club is not selling their coupon cards this year. Someone called and didn't like the local smoke shop being included on the card. Now, the smoke shop is a chamber member and sells legal products. I don't smoke, but that...
  I am near the end of a three-week stay at a Mexican cancer clinic. After a year of trying to stop the progression of anal cancer using non-traditional methods, I decided I needed additional guidance. So here I am at Hope4Cancer three blocks south of the Mexican-American border. I don’t know if...
  It just seems like many crops are maturing earlier than they normally would. However, when I look back in my archive of garden advice, we’re not too far ahead of a typical season. Summer always becomes a blur because we have waited so long for it to arrive and then we’re back to facing another...
  Sometimes you hear people express concern about the future of our country or the quality of the “next generation.” If these people could have experienced what I did in July, they certainly wouldn’t be worried. I had the opportunity to help chaperone a group of teens from Grace Lutheran Church who...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 21, 1921: WILL MAINTAIN REST ROOM AT FAIR GROUNDS Instructive Health Work Exhibit Will Also be Made Under Direction of County Nurse Doyle A public rest room will be one of the features of the Red Cross and Public Health exhibit at the...
  I started my last column with the words “Mary and I.” The column was about the two of us babysitting our granddaughter. I use those three words, “Mary and I,” from time to time generally because we do almost everything together, except hunting, fishing, golfing and watching TV. So today the three...

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