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Barb Pohlman stands in the high tunnel structure that enables her to bring tomatoes to market early in the season.

The Tomato Queen: Retired teacher will devote more time to her other enterprises

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HERON LAKE -- Barb Pohlman is familiar with every nook and cranny of Southwest Star Concept School and has been known to scour every square inch of it in search of something. But somehow, the staff and students of the school kept her retirement present -- a very large present -- hidden and out of the reach of her keen eye.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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