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March 29, 2014 I never know when these columns will run since the space is shared by several people. So, by the time you read this one, House of Hope will probably be in operation. more »»

History’s link to the present

March 22, 2014 History most definitely has a link to the present. Recently I have been reading a book by Glenn Beck about George Washington. more »»


March 22, 2014 In late January, I won the book drawing at the library. The clue was A M G T D what A M G T D. more »»

Our personal trainer

March 22, 2014 Tomorrow is National Puppy Day. Seems like an appropriate time to dust off this column from several years back. My family discovered the secret to consistent exercise: a physical trainer. more »»

Slipping away

March 22, 2014 By TOM SCHULTZ “Friday, today’s Friday.” “We just got her. more »»

It’s tails! North Dakota State!

March 20, 2014 George Washington would have been a pretty good point guard for a college basketball team. He stood somewhere between six foot one and six foot three, depending upon who you believe. more »»

Growing Up in the ‘40s and ‘50s

March 15, 2014 This week was the beginning of my spring cleaning. I worked on the game cupboard and the toys upstairs. more »»

Springing forward

March 15, 2014 The changing of the clocks never bothers me in the fall. When we “fall back” that extra hour is a gift that quickly gets absorbed . . . I just feel more rested the next day. more »»

Celebrating social work

March 15, 2014 As a social worker myself, I have come to recognize and respect this profession in so many ways. There is no other career more rewarding then helping others. more »»

Weepy clamps; Problem or no?

March 15, 2014 Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2009 Subaru Outback, currently with 54,000 miles. more »»

Danger in the kitchen!

March 8, 2014 The book about the Depression that I mentioned a couple weeks ago had many pictures as well as text. As I looked at some of the things that were featured it made me think of Grandma’s old stove. more »»

Motor heads

March 8, 2014 When Tim got his truck stuck, he decided that he needed to buy a new one. It was a funny reason and he got a lot of mileage out of that joke but it was not the real reason. more »»

Time well spent

March 8, 2014 It is a real pleasure to work with parents in the 21st Century Afterschool Program. more »»

Agriculture awareness month

March 1, 2014 March is AG Awareness Month. That means it is a time to connect with our roots. more »»

Just one well-aimed snowball

March 1, 2014 The mounds of snow this year, for some reason, have me thinking of snowballs and snowmen. Maybe it’s because my recent back surgery won’t allow me to bend over - the hardest doctor’s order to follow. more »»

Let's light one up

March 1, 2014 Rodney Dangerfield was a funny guy. He died about 10 years ago after many years of delighting us with his: “I don’t get no respect…” shtick. One of his gems was something like: “I met . more »»

Now I understand!

February 22, 2014 I recently read a book about the Great Depression. It was put together by people who actually lived through it so many of them are gone by no. more »»

Coping with stress

February 22, 2014 Family Services is now offering groups that provide discussion and practical strategies for managing stress, anger, and developing healthy coping skills. more »»

School accountability

February 22, 2014 The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is holding schools accountable for student growth and success. more »»

Olympic memories

February 15, 2014 When you live in the country and cannot get away the coverage on the Olympics provides a window on the world for you. In the days that my husband was farming we did not often leave this area. more »»



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