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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SLAYTON — With sultry heat under a cloudless blue sky Saturday afternoon, attendees at the dedication of the new Murray County Veterans Memorial were grateful for places of shade and...
For Gordy Moore, one of those “aha” moments during his internship in Germany came when he was walking through the streets of Heidelberg. Feeling more German than American at that moment, he was slightly annoyed by the throngs of tourists and had difficulty expressing himself in English when he was broached by a trio of Americans, who were frantically searching for a restroom. “There were these three bemused people from a band somewhere in America, and I guess they could tell I spoke English,” he related.
WORTHINGTON — Not knowing what to expect, a group of history-minded individuals set out on a quest one year ago to gather as much information as possible about the country...
That much-anticipated time of year has arrived once again — sweet corn season. That means it’s time to dig out the corn-cob holders, roll up the sleeves, slather on the...
WORTHINGTON — Bob Benson doesn’t know the details, but somehow he remembered being told that the two ornately carved stones that have been in his family for years were once part of what was called the Castle School — the building that was the center of education in Worthington from 1888 to 1930.
Any Minnesotan bold enough to stop at that most hallowed shrine of Wisconsin sportingdom, Lambeau Field (home of the Green Bay Packers, for those not familiar with pro football) needs to be prepared for some good-natured ribbing. Our guide, upon learning our place of origin, made a number of jokes at Minnesota’s expense, such as addressing the rest of the group as “those of you from the 49 states recognized by Wisconsinites,” with pointed looks at Hubby Bryan and me.
Forty-nine years ago, a man fell from the sky and landed in a cornfield in Lakefield. He was rushed to the hospital in Worthington, where he was treated for oxygen...
Tom Ling’s fingers are stout and gnarled, evidence of a lifetime of hard work on the rural Bigelow farm and the ravages of arthritis and other health ailments. And yet, those well-worn fingers are capable of creating intricate things of beauty in the form of sculptures, paintings and jewelry. Much of the body of Tom’s artistic work currently resides in the gallery at the Nobles County Art Center.
RUSHMORE — Look up in the air! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No … it’s a model aircraft! The skies south of Rushmore will be abuzz with...
Among many other designations (Eggplant Month, Bison Month, Baked Bean Month, Grilling Month, Child-Centered Divorce Month, Blondie and Deborah Harry Month, Family Reunion Month, Melon Month, Share a Sunset with Your Lover Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Horseradish Month, etc.), July is National Ice Cream Month, a celebration that I highly endorse. My dream is to someday own one of those really fancy ice cream makers, the kind that almost instantly turns whatever concoction you come up with into a frozen treat.