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Rick Peterson
I am learning that as you get older it’s not just your birthday that tells you and others that you’re getting older. While my birthday is down the road a bit and Mary’s is just around the corner, it seems the signs of our advancing ages are popping up all too often. Our middle child is turning 40...
Rick Peterson
I suppose seeing how 2022 is knocking on the door, it’s probably time to jot down a few New Year’s resolutions. Well guess what? I’m not going to do the resolution thing this year. Frankly I don’t need the added pressure of trying to change my way of life or try something new. This year it’s “Keep...
Rick Peterson
No one has ranted more about the high cost of medical care and the cost of insurance to cover it than yours truly. You can ask my wife, my coffee group and my insurance guy for verification if you wish. The recent financial departure packages that Sanford has doled out to a few Sioux Falls doctors...
Rick Peterson
White lights or colored lights? Blinking lights or non-blinking lights? Real tree or artificial? Open gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? These are the questions that are causing more than a few discussions or debates in our household, and yours as well, I suspect. I’ll cut right to the...
Rick Peterson
This weekend marks the halfway point of the 2021 pheasant hunting season, so that means the really good hunting is about to begin. So far, however, pheasant hunting in Rock County is about as good as this year as it has been in many years, if not better. My 5-year-old English setter, Otis, and...
Next Thursday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, and I just want to remind folks to take a couple of moments to think about and appreciate the men and women who have served and will serve our country in the armed forces. I never served in the military, and frankly it’s one of my greatest regrets in life....
Rick Peterson
You may not have noticed it, but last week hell froze over, a cow jumped over the moon, and Mary and I won a golf tournament. The chances of hell freezing over and a cow jumping over the moon are more probable than Mary and I taking home the championship trophy in a couples’ golf tournament. The...
You may or may not be aware that Page One in Slayton is where we print the Rock County Star Herald and Luverne Announcer.  We send our pages online to the Slayton printing plant, and a driver delivers our papers to the post office for mail distribution and to our office for news stand distribution...
Rick Peterson
I would imagine every one of us remembers exactly where we were when we first heard the news of the attacks on the World Trade Center building. I was walking down Second Street in Redwood Falls on my way to the Redwood Gazette office. It was about 9:30 in the morning, and from across the street Jay...
Rick Peterson
Earlier this month Mary and I celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary. A couple of weeks after that, I added another year to my age. I bring up both of those milestones because with our aging we have noticed some not-so-subtle changes that are starting to creep into our daily lives. Body aches and...

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