Opinion

  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...
  To the Editor: Like many others worldwide, I have been angered and saddened during the last week by reports of the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in East Africa by a dentist from Minnesota. Cecil was a well-known and beloved animal, popular with tourists and part of a research study. All the...
  The 2015 version of the Rock County Fair is well underway this week, and those who haven’t yet been to the fairgrounds on South Freeman Avenue should make a point to get there. Why? We aren’t going to offer a David Letterman “Top 10 Reasons,” but we can come up with a few good arguments. •...
  The last time we met in this space I shared some thoughts about my first-born grandchild — a girl born to my son and his wife on June 1.  Well, believe it or not, this week’s thoughts are about my second-born grandchild — a girl born to my daughter and her husband on July 5. Evelyn Ann arrived...
  At this point in summer, our potted “gardens” of flowers are developing marvelous color. In a couple of my pots, I have a plant or two that are becoming a bit aggressive about how much space they want, so I get my pruning shears and give them some needed discipline. That must be done to keep...
      By Mavis Fodness Someone likens the feeling of turning 50 to that of a youth mastering riding a bike without training wheels. Remember the feeling of freedom and independence? That feeling has been building inside me for the past half century. It becomes official on Saturday. I will be 50....
      In several studies over the past decade, behavioral scientists have found that some people look so much like their pets that outside observers can match them based on pictures alone. The accompanying image, for instance, comes from a 2005 study in which test participants identified owner-pet...
Mary and I were at our grandson’s baseball tournament a week or two ago. The actual dates escape me but it was that really hot weekend. Of course, there wasn’t a shade tree to be found within the zip code of the baseball diamond. It didn’t take long and a canopy tent city sprung up. At one time, I...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 10, 1922: “SELF SERVE” GROCERY TO BE OPENED TOMORROW New Style Grocery Store to be Conducted by Otto Orloske in Soutar Block A new grocery establishment to be known as the “Serve Yourself” grocery store, will be opened to the public...

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