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I want to take a couple minutes to talk about some readers’ concerns about the “Memories of a Former Kid” cartoon that ran a couple weeks back.

It has been a little while since I’ve done one of these. Most of the time we use this space for some of the columnists our readers tell us the…

A couple weeks ago I introduced myself and asked for feedback on what people like about The Country Today and what they’d like to see done dif…

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As the new editor for The Country Today, I have just one thing to say to our readers: Help!

I must confess I heavily lean towards being a workaholic; I just love working and keeping myself busy.

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About a month ago, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund made an announcement. Most people missed it, but the moment was worth marking.

A few months ago, The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage bought a harp and began teaching herself how to play it. She can play the piano, orga…

I must confess I am too poor to pay attention at this time in my life. I hope one day I will win the lottery and be able to afford to pay atte…

From the front porch, from the hammock, from the garden, I hear it most evenings. Not the steady soundtrack of frogs, insects, birdsong, wind …

On a recent Saturday afternoon, I stood in Jordan Hagedorn’s store, For the Hobby Sports Cards, at the site of the old Buroker’s Taxidermy, Ba…

I recently went on my fifth (almost annual) Cousins Tavern Tour. Bobby Schroedel’s mother and mine were sisters. Though Bernice and Virgie rai…

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One Tuesday morning in June my husband realized his achiness and stuffy nose were likely more than seasonal allergies. I dug out our governmen…

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There is a moment on this wide continent of North America when all the combines are named Hiawatha. And all those combines are of the Ojibwa n…

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We thank you for the article by Larry Scheckel about some of his family of bygone days. It was read with keen interest and we read it more tha…

Many of us older people can’t believe the mess our country is in. There is so much division in our society today. And many people are yelling …