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Country Roads

Last week a change in the seasons finally arrived and it was certainly felt. Fall came upon us and most were ready for it. We felt the change as the summer temperatures seemed to hang on with highs remaining up into the 90s and 100s, then within a...

 

Editor's Notebook

I don’t know how they are picked for it seems every day of the year is a special day recognizing something. Sunday, for example, was National Daughters Day and Monday was National Public Lands Day. Since I don’t have a daughter, I didn’t check...

 

Puffs

I know I watch too much TV and a couple of things came to my attention this past week that helped support my feelings. They are: No. 1: I was watching a morning show Saturday. It had news as usual, but towards the end of the show, it introduced a...

 

Love my crazy life

I left a window open and woke up in a chilly house; it was a brisk 53º downstairs. No wonder I’m still feeling under the weather; this time of year always gets me. With harvest starting, my sinuses will surely be full through the new year. I got a...

 

Country Roads

It’s that time of the year when the garden produce is abundant and available for the asking or giving. The gardeners with green thumbs are bringing bags of tomatoes, squash and green peppers to share with friends and neighbors. Gardeners have been...

 

Editor's Notebook

Shortly before I left work Saturday evening, this newspaper’s weather alert radio warned Republic County residents of thunderstorm possibilities. Neither Jewell nor Nuckolls counties were included...

 

Love my crazy life

I got a letter from Jacob Friday, who has an ear infection and pneumonia. I hope he is all better now since I have not heard otherwise. Monday was the beginning of Swim Week for his company. All I can say is he better do well with this one. After...

 

Puffs

September harvest? ? ? Most years, the fall harvest didn’t start until the very end of September, most likely in October. However, 2022 may be remembered for how dry it was and how early the harvest began. For a couple weeks we have been watching c...

 

Country Roads

This month features several historical and memorial events we should keep in our hearts and minds. At the end of WWII, the Japanese signed surrender papers in 1945. The Benghazi Attack occurred in 2012. The terrorist attack destroying the Twin...

 

Editor's Notebook

Sept 18, 2022 In June of 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was exciting news for me. We didn’t have television or the internet then but I was spellbound listening to radio news broadcasts from London reporting on the festivities. I suspect... Full story

 

Crop Dusting

Where I formerly lived in Pennsylvania, most of the fields were fairly small because of the mountains and forests. The fields were wedged between hills and trees and aerial spraying or crop dusting as it is sometimes called, was not a common farming...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Should Christians go out and evangelize proactively or should we wait for opportunities to come to us? A:  Yes and yes! The Bible lays out the great commission for His Calso in Acts 1:8, “You shall be witnesses of me…” These verses make...

 

Puffs

People who teach other people to write usually preach that a person should write what he knows, or is most familiar with. Since I’m still learning to write, I’m going with that theory this week. I know I’ve written about some of our medical tri...

 

Love my crazy life

I got letters from Jacob yesterday, not the standard letters, but actual letters! He wrote across the top of one in giant print, “I LOVE YOU!” That made my day! I thought the days of the kids’ scribbles on the refrigerator were over for now,...

 

Volunteer

During my many travels across the country, I attended several Mother Earth News Fairs. The first one I went to was in Wisconsin. While there, I decided I might be able to work for the fairs and offset my travel expenses. I was told...thanks but most...

 

Editor,s Notebook

Sept 8, 2022 Earlier this week, a subscriber to our e-edition reported he had purchased at an auction a small box that had Long & Son Hardware, Superior, Nebraska, stenciled on it. I envisioned the box to be smaller but much like the one I have in...

 

Love my crazy life

I sometimes wonder what other people do to celebrate Labor Day. In this family, we labor a little more. Typically the holiday weekend is used for preparing the yard for the fall and winter seasons. This year George and I decided to clean out the...

 

Puffs

Did you notice last week end? The Cornhuskers won a football game. We had to pay more than $500,000 to get a team into Lincoln that we thought we could beat. We did, but just not in the manner many hoped for. I think it’s time. A O Look how far...

 

Country Roads

I’m working on something I promised myself I would never do again. My husband and I made the decision to try to sell many of our things that have been in storage and we just don’t have a need for anymore. We are having a yard sale, “By hook or...

 

Country Roads

Have you ever thought of your refrigerator exterior being a large family bumper sticker or a large family scrapbook? While visiting a friend, we were seated on bar stools in her kitchen having ice tea together and catching up on all the happenings...

 

Editor's Notebook

Monday morning I fist bumped a traveling sales person and shared our first long conversation since the start the COVID pandemic. I’m sure the conversation took longer than either of us expected but it was good to catch up and learn how COVID has...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Were there biblical laws before the 10 commandments? A: I guess it depends on what you mean by biblical laws. God designed the universe to function according to certain fundamental laws; whether they be physical laws like gravity, motion and...

 

Puffs

I can remember well during my years as an EMT for the Lawrence Ambulance Service trips to the emergency room on Friday nights with a boy injured in a football game. Last Friday night I was going to the emergency room when I recalled those trips....

 

Love my crazy life

The enviable truth of being a parent is that someday the last one will leave the nest. No matter how exciting it might sound, it still pulls on the heartstrings a bit. Everyone jokes and says, “It’s going to be hard when your baby leaves,” but...

 

Country Roads

Though today’s times call for fast food, hundreds of channels offered on the large screen television, loads of entertainment and the latest in technology. There are times when we realize how lucky we were growing up. I remember when the only dogs w...

 

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