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It’s December and the holiday season is in full swing. This time of year is one of my favorites because of time spent with family and celebrating Christmas traditions. The beginning of December … more
Letter to the editor Monday evening, Merrill and I attended the Parade of Lights in Lake Preston. It was spectacular. We were thrilled; we did not expect to see such awesome parade entries. We want … more
I stomped the snow off my boots and opened the door to the kitchen. “Mom, I got the mail. Looks like we got nine Christmas cards!” Mom’s face lit with a smile as she took the bundle from me. … more
I love Christmas. It is the time we spend with our loved ones, enjoying good food and fellowship and the joy that comes from giving and receiving gifts. As I write this, Christmas is just a few weeks … more
Christmas came early for me this year. My husband Josh told me I could get a cute little French Bulldog puppy I pointed out to him on Facebook, and before he could change his mind, I was planning to … more
Rod Nichols has been gone for a few years now, but his poetry remains with me forever, and as a result, for you as readers. Here's another journey into the holiday season. A christmas journey The … more
Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the Little House books while she was in her 60s. It is amazing she could recall countless gifts and precious memories of Christmas from her childhood. Presents Wilder … more
This week, my article is very short. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and the two pictures included may be worth more than that. Porter L. Rich was one of the 429 souls … more
Our mom used the seven elements of design in her decorating scheme - Deloris, Donald, Darlene, Dorothy, Delmer, DeAnn and a mother’s love. In our farm home, special art was positioned with care … more
Our American Legion State Commander Courtney Steffen shares her inspiring messages with our American Legion Family regularly. She has graciously allowed me to share this with the Kingsbury Journal … more
My friend Jim Whiting sent me this last week, and although it isn't really Christmassy, it's too good to not pass on this season. A simple encouragement. Enjoy Life to the Fullest We grew up in the … more
This weekend was my birthday, and I was able to enjoy it despite turning another year older and being told I’m “at that age” where things start to go downhill. I went to the eye doctor last … more
The IMPACT Leadership Team has planned seven speakers, two tours, 16 yoga and exercise activities, Bingo nights, game days, movies and a Valentine dinner party to keep members busy during January and … more
There’s a beautiful simplicity that I love about Thanksgiving. It consists of just three basic parts: food, family and faith. Our forebearers saw fit that Americans should have a day dedicated … more
HAVE YOU EVER put a piece of furniture together by following plans? A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I were attempting to put a vanity together. In the beginning it seemed fairly simple, but the … more
Golden leaves crunched under the children’s shoes as they trekked the last mile home from country school. At the neighbor’s driveway, the little girl waved as her four companions turned toward … more
It did the hearts of Kingsbury County veterans good to see the efforts that our students put into the various Veterans Day programs at our local schools. I look forward to these each year. The 2023 … more
Here's a great accidental sermon that Terri McPherson sent me some time ago … a great way to get ready for Christmas! Someone ... What if you were a someone who needed a hug today, and what if you … more
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