Archive for History

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston I rambled around my poetry collection for this month’s poem and comments. It is February, and in 14-15 years of this effort, I may have exhausted the sweet stuff for St Valentine’s day. Digging deeper I recovered a 1900 printing (that’s right, some 119 years in the past,) of ...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Now That was Cold and Cruel Custom has Saint Valentine as the patron of love, romance and all things warm and fuzzy. February and its notorious holiday brings, at least for most, lots of warm-hearted memories of love and tenderness. But I believe this to be nothing more than a crue...

  • February –  Not-So-Well-Known Dates February – Not-So-Well-Known Dates

    By Eloise Graham Everyone knows Punxsutawney Phil looks for his shadow on February 2. Those of us over 50 learned in school that February 12 is the birthday of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and February 22 is the birthday of the 1st President, George Washington. That was before the Uniform M...

  • We are One Snow Away from Disaster We are One Snow Away from Disaster

    By John & Joan Maxwell Cinnamon Ridge Farms On the farm, weather can be a real challenge, especially snow and cold. Our livestock need to be kept warm, but also need fresh air, as respiratory infections such as pneumonia can occur in stale air environments. Then, when big snowfalls occur, not ...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Resolutions.... or Procrastination? Do you make resolutions? We all talk about them but does anyone make a serious list and try to stick to it? What are resolutions, anyway? Definition: a firm decision to do or not to do something. Synonyms: intention, resolve, decision, ...

  • The Story of the Candy Maker  Who Loved Jesus The Story of the Candy Maker Who Loved Jesus

    There was a man that loved Jesus so much that he decided to do something special for Jesus’ birthday. Since he was a candy maker, he decided to use his talents to make special candy to honor Jesus; so he designed the first candy cane. If the candy cane is held upright, it is in the shape of a s...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones The Christmas Pageant: Great Moments in Musical Variety or what? Once standard Holiday fare and an important bit of Americana, Christmas Pageants have gone the way of the Dodo bird and Wooly Mammoth. In the words of famous Iowans from the other end of the state, The Everly Brothers...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston As time rolls by we have moved through that joyous Thanksgiving gathering and meal. Some hosted family and friends, others drove to the site of merriment and great stories and fine food. We are not neglecting those of you who underwent airline specs to get to your destinations or a...