In a modest residential area — near farmland, railroad tracks and tall grain storage silos — is an almost-full parking lot at 5:30 p.m. on an average Thursday. When doors open at 5 p.m., sometimes the lineup of customers is as long as the driveway. Especially on weekends. To say that Archie’s Waeside has loyal patrons is an understatement. But now strangers drive hours to eat here too. The destination is Le Mars, population 9,900, between Sioux Falls, N.D., and
Editor’s note: This column follows reporter Lauren French’s journey into the world of post-college cooking. I’ve been skipping breakfast lately. It’s not a healthy habit for me personally — or for many others, according to research in the U.S. National Library of Medicine — but my current morning habits don’t really give me enough time to warm up a skillet for eggs, let alone sit down to eat them. But hunger pangs gnawing at my stomach by 10 a.m.
Fall color changes begin MADISON — Wisconsin’s annual fall color show is underway, with some northern locations reporting 5 to 15 percent color change, with a few at 25 to 50 percent of peak color. Fall colors are dependent on the weather the state receives during September and October said Colleen Matula, forest silviculturist/ecologist with the state Department of Natural Resources. “To have the most brilliant and vibrant fall color display, a series of
CHARCOAL CHICKEN DINNER: The Altoona United Methodist Men are hosting “Milo’s Famous” charcoal chicken dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the church, 428 First St. W., Altoona. Tickets cost $8 per person in advance and $8.50 at the door. Children 4 and younger are free. From staff reports
SOUND OF SOUL: Eckankar invites the public to experience Sound of Soul from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Chippewa Room at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St. A spiritual discussion and light refreshments will follow. .Organizers invite the public to discover their inner guidance, healing for the body, mind and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting the sacred sound of HU• • • At Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 W. Clairemont Ave.
The coincidence was a “Kodak moment,” a snapshot of a time long forgotten. For a grieving daughter, the unexpected encounter brought a vivid picture, one captured through the eyes of another. The timing couldn’t have been better. “I got called to jury duty — every year I get called — and 160 of us were sitting in a dark room with bad coffee,” Dana Berry of Aurora, Ore., said, smiling as she recalled the tedious wait. “I started chatting
AWARD WINNER: At a recent ceremony at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, a registered nurse was recently honored for the extraordinary, compassionate care she provides daily in her role. Sarah Jochum, a registered nurse in the hospital’s critical care department, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Jochum, who has served at the hospital for 17 years, was nominated by the husband of one of her patients. “Sarah far surpassed any contact with other nurses
OPEN HOUSE: Dove Healthcare is hosting an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, to show off the recently completed expansion of its short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing center at 2217 Duncan Road, Bloomer. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. “Dove Healthcare–Bloomer provides an innovative, modern environment for individuals who need rehabilitation following surgery, illness or injury,” administrator Joe Muench said. “This expansion
SPECIAL EVENTS • “ABC’s and D’s of Medicare,” 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St. The one-hour educational seminar is for people turning 65 soon or having questions on what is included in Medicare and the options one would have. Information: Jeff Sauter, 715-577-2641. • Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance Connections: Eau Claire pop-up meeting,3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Chippewa Room,
The following events are set: • Eau Claire Heart Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, Carson Park, Pine Pavilion. Registration begins at 8 a.m. • Empowered Women’s Half Marathon, Saturday, Sept. 29, Weitkamp Park, Hudson. The half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m.; girls’ 1-mile fun run, 8:30 a.m.; and 5K, 9 a.m. The latter two races begin at Belle Vinez Winery in River Falls. Information: tinyurl.com/y7jzqh8c. • Heritage Days Road Race, Saturday, Sept. 29, New Richmond