The historian in me — I was after all a history major at what was then Mankato State University long ago — leaves me fascinated with this week in Christianity.And yet, sometimes I wonder if Holy Week doesn’t sometimes mirror today’s times, when op
Let’s do a little Q&A today in an effort to get this column space filled because my mind is more scattered than normal.• So just how tough is Keaton Geerts?Well, tougher than we even thought back in February when the New Hampton senior was rol
Chickasaw County Veterans are being slapped in the face by their own VA Commissioners who are all Veterans; James Geerts, Wayne Moetsch and Lisa Wilkers.They plan to hire as County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO), Rick Holthaus, from Alta Vista.
I’m back! And while usually people are sad about leaving vacation, I’m doing ok — not because my vacation wasn’t a blast by a long shot but because I am so excited for all the upcoming events in the county!Is that weird?
As you watch the healthcare proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times.In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatists?It would not change the issues at hand.
The Journey is the Destination is New Hampton’s theme for RAGBRAI and I have to say I agree entirely.I have been a traveler for many years now — taking off to Maine for two summers to work at a camp, visiting classmates in places like California a
I don’t recall the exact date that I first met Pete Willadsen but I vividly recall the conversation I had with Sports Editor Dorothy Huber later that day.Me: Hi Dorothy, I met some guy named Pete Willadsen today.Dorothy: Oh, how did that go?Me: I’
The snow had just started to fall late Sunday afternoon when I opened up Facebook and saw a post from a long-lost friend.“We made it!”Now, you have to understand that years ago Jami Peterson Maifeld was one of those special people in my work life.
Leo Perrero had a successful IT career at The Walt Disney Company. He worked on the team of tech specialists that kept Disney’s point of sale system up and running so families visiting Disney World could purchase souvenir Mickey Mouse ears, or th
When I deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a company commander, I had to follow orders to travel in a buddy pair which applied to all service members on our base camp.Even as a captain, I was not allowed to go anywhere without anothe
Around here, it isn’t just February, it’s “Frantic February” as we here at the Tribune try to keep up with our area high school athletes as they partake in the postseason.And this year was even crazier than most for two reasons: We had plenty to c