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A quick update on Calvin for those of you who read last weeks column - he is walking like nothing happened. For about one week, he wouldn’t walk on his left leg and would cry in pain if he … more
I was cooking supper last night when I turned and saw my 5 year old pushing my 1 year old around the house in his little plastic radio flyer wagon. The smiles and giggles coming from both boys were … more
  911 calls for impending childbirth are an EMS response with a highly positive outcome. You get the idea--most other calls for heart attacks, auto wrecks, shortness of breath, shootings, or … more
Today many people use GPS (Global Positioning System) for getting directions when traveling. Spiritually speaking, the Bible does that. We read in Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my … more
Two young Armstrong boys were practicing hitting balls at the little league diamond a couple of days ago. I only recognized one boy as Greyson Colegrove. Taylor, Hartley, Calvin and myself went to … more
My opinion on this matter comes about a week or so too late but I still felt it necessary to write about. During the Fourth of July celebration every year, the Betterment Club hosts a street dance. … more
This column marks my 250th time I have written this column. I appreciate everyone who has supported me these past five years. I started this column on October 4, 2017 and never truly thought I would … more
Armstrong seems to have had another great 4th of July celebration. I thought numbers were lower than our average but that is to be expected when you have rain in the forecast and the holiday on a … more
Something wonderful to share.... It was just a normal weekday and I am sure something that happens on a regular basis in our town filled with good caring people but worth sharing... A friend … more
Cliff Steinberger of Armstrong passed away Tuesday morning, July 5 at the age of 97. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 8 from 9:00 -10:30 a.m.  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in … more
 I purchased my fire truck in August 1984. The 1937 Ford V8 pumper had served Bertha, Minnesota from 1937 through 1974 and essentially sat idle for the next 10 years. This state-of-the-art truck … more
Here we are, well into year three of the effects and after-effects of Covid.   An oft-heard comment during this time has come from people who believe government should simply butt out. These … more
A Celebration of Life Service for Maxine Bussa, age 91, of Windom, will be held on Monday, June 20th at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Windom, with Reverend Pam Prouty officiating. … more
What is happening to us? What passes for public discussion these days certainly is not civil or thoughtful. Nor is it really much of a discussion.  If you read the comments from some … more
It is official. My brother Jason and  his wife, Tiffany, have moved to Armstrong. Of course nothing can be easy when I am involved in a project. Our day started with us leaving the house at … more
Can Thursday Men’s League golf get any better? I know most of you are probably tossing in an eye roll or two by now. Yes. Yes it can. Jan Ehman is our chef for league nights and we are all very … more
 Traveling with kids is something else. My husband’s sister (Amber) is getting married soon so I’m prepping and planning for that trip and to be honest I’m still a little … more
And that's a wrap!  The final week of session has concluded and there were a few pleasant surprises. While the second session of the 89th General Assembly was shorter than the first, we didn't … more
I hope everyone enjoyed their memorial Day weekend as much as my family did. We didn’t have an action packed Memorial Day but more of a relaxing weekend with some house projects getting done. … more
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