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 http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.
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During King Turkey Day week, Milo Hawkinson’s grocery list is a bulky one. This year he ordered 132 boxes of pancake mix, 38 bottles of syrup and 55 gallons of orange drink. Those are the basic ingredients for the traditional pancake breakfast, one of the most enduring (and endearing to those with hearty appetites) of all King Turkey Day traditions. Milo heads up the crew that will mix up, cook and flip thousands of fluffy pancakes this morning, grill up many pounds of tasty sausages and pour out countless cups of juice and coffee to feed the masses.
As a young girl growing up in Luverne, Pam Kessler remembers paging through the fashion magazines at the local library, dreaming of becoming a fashion designer and traveling the world. “I always had the lights of the big city in my eyes, always had something to aspire to,” remembered Pam, a 1988 Luverne High school graduate currently living in the Twin Cities. Pam never became a designer — although she still loves fashion and has amassed an enviable collection of 400 pairs of shoes, including her favorite pair of hot-pink Chuck Taylor high tops acquired at age 11 — but she has traveled exten
When Daryl Hilfers decided he wanted to learn to play the violin, he did his research, but not about stringed instrument techniques. He went to the library and looked up how to build a violin from scratch. “I already played the guitar,” he explained. “My brother-in-law, Bill Reum, and I always played guitar together, and I thought it would be fun to learn to play the violin. I did some woodworking, so I thought it would be cool to try to make one. “So I went to the library and researched everything. The first one took 18 months.
WORTHINGTON — In Kimberly Jansen’s corner of the art world, patience and a steady hand are necessary virtues. It takes both to create the artworks that qualify her for membership...
In the midst of the windswept prairie of southwest Minnesota, a colorful rock outcrop has drawn visitors for thousands of years. That time element is not an exaggeration. The Jeffers Petroglyphs, a Minnesota State Historical Society site near Comfrey, consists of sacred symbols carved into the rocks that prove native peoples have been drawn there for almost 7,000 years. “It’s going to be something you have never experienced before,” described site manager of 18 years Tom Sanders, who has degrees in anthropology and archaeology.
WORTHINGTON — Seventy-six years ago, 35 people of faith first gathered together for an evening service in Worthington’s Chautauqua Park. In the months that followed, they continued to meet in...
When Chad Balster departed the halls of Worthington High School 20 years ago, he anticipated a career of some sort in the art world. He has been encouraged by then...
WORTHINGTON — As he was perusing negatives in the Daily Globe archives from 1967, photographer Jesse Trelstad recently came across images of two girls posing with a large stone they...