Kimball is at an important crossroad

No, I’m not referring to Highways 15 and 55. I mean that the entire Kimball area – at least a five-mile radius around Kimball – is at a critical point of time in its development.

KAHS offers broad curriculum

Kimball Area High School has undergone a great deal of remodeling lately. However, it is not just the building but the classes that make a good school.

The pedophile scandals didn’t have to happen

A few weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor about “The Da Vinci Code.” It explained how women were effectively prevented from holding a position of power in Christian Churches. This letter will look at the pedophile issue and how it could have been prevented.

Happy fresh, new year!

The end of one year and birth of the next is a natural time to reflect on one’s life and situation.

Setting some new holiday traditions

We’re easing into the big-holiday thing with George. A little this year – we have to start somewhere – and then we can add a bit more every year.

Let us all give thanks

We all have so very much to be thankful for. Two events this past week were powerful reminders of that for me.

Who’s afraid of the number 13?

Normally, our family avoids the number 13. It doesn’t make sense; we just do. My husband is especially triskaidekaphobic – fearful of 13. He doesn’t travel on the 13th, he doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary on the 13th. I’ve seen enough bad things happen around the number 13 that I kind of go along with it.

Great harvest weather

This fall is similar to 1988, the drought year, when all fieldwork  was completed by Nov. 1. I can only recall one rainy Saturday in  early October that slowed farmers down during the peak of corn and soybean harvest.

Lessons taught by a great man, politician

t has been one year since the death of Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone. He, his wife, daughter, three campaign staffers and two pilots died in a plane crash near the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport.