Opinion

The Old Curmudgeon - 2-4-16

Feb 3, 2016
Zihuatanejo, Mexico – The Curmudgeon is now officially old. Celebrating his 82nd birthday in the little fishing town on the west coast of this country and only a few miles south of Ixtapa (ees-tah-pah). It is about 82 degrees today with a boatload of sunshine! The town is growing exponentially with...

Letter: Dumpers can come get their garbage

Feb 3, 2016
To the editor:Whomever dumped their garbage in Handshaw Coulee Road can pick it up at any time.  We are not a dump for your garbage and unwanted electronics. We can assume that you would not want us to dump ours in your yard so why on earth would you do that to anyone else?  Your immediate response...

Letter: $100 for food at Great River Homes, Inc.

Feb 3, 2016
To the editor:Recently, an individual anony-mously gave $100 to a clerk at Fiesta Foods and asked the clerk to apply the money towards the groceries of Great River Homes, Inc.On behalf of the individuals receiving services, employees, and Board of Directors of Great River Home, Inc.; thank you for...

Letter: 103 units given in blood drive

Feb 3, 2016
To the editor:With 103 units of blood donated during the Jan. 25-26  bloodmobile drive, a sincere thank you goes to all donors.  Previous January drives had been one day calls for type O blood, although in recent years all types were accepted.  It is because of that generosity an extra day was...

Letter: Used book store moves to library

Jan 28, 2016
To the editor:We would like to thank all of you who visited and shopped at our used bookstore located at City Hall.  It was a great success with your help, donating books and buying books.  We have now relocated in the new library. We will be open more days and an evening for your shopping pleasure...

Letter: 4-H alum is excited to give back

Jan 28, 2016
To the editor:Greetings Wabasha County, my name is Abby Mills. I started as the Wabasha County 4-H program coordinator on Dec. 28 and I am very excited to be in Wabasha County to work with the youth and families in 4-H.  I am from Lake City and recently graduated from the University of Minnesota in...

The Old Curmudgeon - 1-28-16

Jan 27, 2016
The Old Curmudgeon will, regrettably, miss the 2016 Winterfest here in River City. It is scheduled for Feb. 5 and 6. There will be fireworks on Friday at 6 p.m. and a stage hypnotist at 7 p.m.! You will find details at www.facebook.com/l.c.winterfest/  or www.lakecitymn.org/event/winterfest-in-lake...

Torch: Designated bike lanes

Jan 27, 2016
Are you ever concerned when your driving and you see someone walking or cycling  on the side of the rode and you barely saw them? Being a scenic town on Lake Pepin we see many cyclists on the side of the narrow and hilly roads especially Highway 61. This can be a dangerous situation for both...

Torch: Organic vs. non-organic

Jan 27, 2016
When you go to the supermarket, what type of foods do you buy? Do you buy non-organic or organically grown food? Maybe you buy some of both? Although, a non-organic grown apple may look and possibly even taste the same as an organic apple, it can sometimes be up to three times cheaper. Why the...

Torch: Curing headaches

Jan 27, 2016
Headaches seem to find a way into everybody’s life, but they’re never welcome. There are quite a few ways to prevent headaches from putting your plans on pause while you proceed to search for a cure. Something so little can be strong enough to cause a pesky headache. Anything from the way a person...

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