Monday, September 25, 2017

Editorial

Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard some interesting comments from a couple of local business people about newspapers. They’re comments that infuriate me to no end. But perhaps more importantly the comments make me realize how lacking of knowledge people are when it comes to community newspapers. “...
It’s finally summer! These next couple months are a great time to relax and enjoy the great weather. Once you’re relaxed, it’s important to remember that fun summer adventures are available. All you have to do is look for them. My advice is, don’t wait until August to start your summer adventure...
Vicky Heitman is throwing this out there: Who’s interested in having a farmers’ market at her place of business, Prairie Meadows Senior Living Community? Heitman, the Kasson facility’s marketing director, has a vision of “Produce on the Prairie,” featuring produce, pastries, cookies, crafts,...
It was a nice day in March, 2005. I remember, because that was the last time I saw my beautiful red 1996 Ford Ranger pickup truck.We were bailing up Highway 218 south of Austin, heading to Winona for a fun day with friends. I had my head in the clouds at 60 miles an hour. Couldn’t stop thinking...
As journalists celebrated Sunshine Week last week, it comes at an extraordinary moment in the history of this country with the continued adversarial relationship between the presidency and the press.  For those who have read my columns with any consistency, you will be the first to know that I...
The little lady at the convenience store counter sized me up, looked at me shrewdly  for a few seconds.  “How many cats do you have?” How many cats? Oh. She’d seen the bag of kitty litter I’d lugged up to the counter. Two, I said. She was quiet again. “I had a cat,” she said. “He was named Charlie...
No sooner had the ink dried on our newspaper and the ques-tion came firing at us: Why did you publish public salaries? A few weeks ago we pub-lished a rundown of the highest salaries of public officials in Dodge County. In addition,we printed a complete list of all employees showing their monthly...
I played basketball for Cloverdale Christian School, a small Mennonite school with about 30 students.  My siblings and I are not Mennonite, but the school district we were in would have required an hour and half bus ride both ways to school every morning, and that just wasn’t cool. I grew a lot in...
The spirit of cooperation and recognizing those efforts were alive and well last week in the tiny little Steele County community of Hope. Amidst a half dozen or so law enforcement officers and bank officials, the star of the show was a shaken bank teller who almost one year ago had a gun shoved in...
This column series has largely focused on what sports can teach us about life. There are, however, some things we do in sports that never seem to find their way into real life. I’ve compiled my top five list below.  Spanking teammates While there is definitely national debate over corporate...

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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