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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Susan Middagh good-naturedly grumbles that her husband Tim’s photography habit can be a bit annoying at times. “He’ll have to stop to get a photo, be gone for hours, and here I am sitting in the car alone in a park somewhere,” said Susan with a laugh. “I come back,” defended Tim. But then, Susan has her own creative foibles. She has a passion for jewelry and spends many hours stringing together unique wearable art pieces. “I’ve always been a crafty person,” said Susan, recalling that in her younger years she did oil painting. “Now I like to diversify.
A decade ago, a humorous play depicting the inner sanctum of the church kitchen made its debut at the Plymouth Playhouse in the Twin Cities.
WORTHINGTON — Since she moved back to her hometown a few years ago, Linda Lang has largely worked behind the scenes. “There are a number of churches I’m at as...
There has been a lot of squash on the dinner table at our abode recently. The squash overload began innocently enough, with the purchase of a spaghetti squash at the...
WORTHINGTON — For more than 20 years, area residents have participated in Operation Christmas Child, sending shoebox gifts to less-fortunate children around the world. OCC is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, a global church network headed up by Franklin Graham. It is the world’s largest effort of its kind, using gift-filled shoeboxes to share God’s love in a tangible way. One area resident who will pack a gift this year remembers receiving one himself as a child living in a refugee camp in Thailand.
For most of the year, Brett DeJager is a mild-mannered dean of students and psychologist at a school in northwest Wisconsin. But come summer, he switches into movie-making mode, focusing on the horror genre (with some comedy thrown in). “I try to balance my professional career with movie making,” said DeJager during a phone interview. A 2004 graduate of Luverne High School (his mom is Stephanie Hughes of Luverne), DeJager got bit by the film bug during his first year of college. “I flew down to Arizona, because I had a filmmaker friend who also graduated from Luverne who was going to colle
Physical education teacher Ben DeRynck grabs the snout of pig Peanut in order to plant a kiss on her snout Tuesday noon at Worthington Middle School. The smooch was part...
WORTHINGTON — After being silent for decades, a music box suddenly starts playing. … A shadow appears in a dark hallway — and yet no one else is there. … A long lost piece of jewelry suddenly turns up in a place that has been searched time and time again. Such occurrences sometimes defy explanation — at least in earthly terms. Those unexplainable happenings are the subject of a forum, “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” set for 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at BenLee’s Cafe, 212 10th St.
WORTHINGTON — For a hockey fan, driving a Zamboni is a bucket list kind of item.