Opinion

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: 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...

Torch: Cell Phone Addiction

Jan 27, 2016
In the past decade the growth of new technology has boomed, and so has our interest of having the latest gadget that just came out. Our desire to be apart of social media has also increased with now having the capability to just pull out our phones and log onto a website. Although, this is a large...

Torch: Obesity

Jan 27, 2016
Today, nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults and one of three children struggle because they are overweight or suffer from obesity. Americans have very poor eating and exercising habits that are easily fixable, if you choose to do so. If obesity rates stay consistent, 51 percent of the population will...

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...

The Old Curmudgeon - 1-21-16

Jan 21, 2016
With the temperature hovering below zero, the Old Curmudgeon has been hovering around the furnace and has not been out gathering observations from other members of society. So, it is story time. Back in the 1950s, gasoline price wars were a common occurrence. The Old Curmudgeon remembers paying...

Letter: Expedient versus right

Jan 21, 2016
To the editor:I would like to explain why I voted against locating a new public safety building on 10th Street (or any location for that matter) at this time.  The main reason for my vote against the proposed option is that I believe the City Council needs more information.The feasibility study,...

The Old Curmudgeon - 1-14-16

Jan 13, 2016
A full plate this week: A Pantie Raid - A National Day of Service- Martin Luther King Day, Mark Twain and a Cree Indian warning: Let’s get started: The Old Curmudgeon had always wondered what Pantie Raids (Jan. 15-16-17) were all about. He by-passed college and went from high school to Korea, (...

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