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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Sigin Ojulu has lived in many different places, including Worthington early on in her life. But she takes a global view of her residency, no matter her current address. “I am from South Sudan, although I consider myself a citizen of the world,” she writes in a biographical statement on an online funding site.
WORTHINGTON — Tractors were lined up along the paths at Pioneer Village for the Prairie Reapers Power Reunion on Saturday. Volunteers demonstrated traditional ways of doing things, such as baking...
WORTHINGTON -- Thanks to the efforts of some people visiting next door, a tenant in an apartment on Humiston Avenue escaped a fire with only some effects from smoke inhalation...
A ramshackle barn situated on the shore of Lake Corabelle in Murray County, just south of Iona, is getting a new lease on life, thanks to the efforts of Pat and Lisa Kremer. The property has long been in the Kremer family, homesteaded by Pat’s grandparents before the turn of the century. Most recently it was home to his aunt, who continued to live there after her husband passed away. Upon her death, Pat’s cousins has no interest in tending the property, so Pat and Lisa decided to buy it and restore it to its former glory. “It was built in 1916,” explained Pat.
WILDER — If Babe Crowell walks out the back door of the house he shares with wife Kathy, he can see the house where he was born. He is the third generation to live and work on the land located just a little north of Wilder in Jackson County. “My grandpa bought the place in 1914,” related Babe, adding that he likely lived in a tent on the property until a house could be built. “He paid $75 an acre for 160 acres.” Babe’s grandfather, Earl T. Crowell, came to southern Minnesota from Nora Springs, Iowa, in 1885.
WORTHINGTON — There will be a whole lot of booing and hissing going on Saturday at Worthington’s Pioneer Village. But the sounds shouldn’t be construed as a negative review of...
It’s like the mother ship is calling us home. Every year about this time, Hubby Bryan and I are compelled to hop in the Jeep and head northeast for about 90 miles. Our goal is New Ulm, an enclave of German heritage (an ancestry we share) as well as the location of the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the nation, August Schell Brewing Co. Set on the hillside on the edge of the city of about 13,000 residents, Schell’s offers more than just a lesson on brewing beer and a chance to sample its liquid creations.
WORTHINGTON — Call it a case of mistaken location. As a result of confusion over an online swap site, a local Vietnam veteran is donating his motorcycle to a serviceman...
What makes a good burger? Or maybe I should ask, what makes a GREAT burger? I began to ponder that question recently after watching a new Food Network program, “Top Five Restaurants,” which featured the supposed best places to eat a food item — in this episode, a burger — in the nation. Hubby Bryan (an unabashed burger connoisseur) and I have done some in-depth research on this topic in our travels over the years and have come up with our own list of burger favorites.
WORTHINGTON — Sheryle Turner and her husband were sleeping in the TNT Fireworks tent in the Wal-Mart parking lot when the storm blew in early Monday morning. Some advance warning...