I realize I’m a week early, but with the holiday and postal delays next week, I thought it was best to be early — Happy Thanksgiving.

I have great respect for veterans and what they have sacrificed so I may enjoy the freedoms I’ve always had.

Well, that was quite an election, wasn’t it?

Stevie Wonder is one of my favorite musicians. I tried to get the entirety of Wonders’ “Big Brother” printed here, but that was a no-go with the bosses.

I’m a big fan of the movies. Watching them is one of my not so guilty pleasures.

Is it possible to support Black Lives Matter and support Blue Lives Matter? The prevailing wisdom is if you support the first you are against the second but is that really true? Some people have come to believe that BLM is an organization that promotes violence especially against police. It …

To the unethical duck hunters who cut my fence line over Wood River off of Crosstown by the snowmobile bridge, this was an unlawful act of destruction of private property with intent. Thus by doing this, as of now, you have shut down the snowmobile trail through my property. Fences on a farm…

As you may remember, I almost died in my car a couple of weeks ago, thanks to an inattentive driver. When I got home following that ordeal, I got quite the shock when opening the mailbox.

Just a little over a week to the scariest night of the year. No, not Election Night, silly. Halloween!

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Over the last almost three years, I have learned a lot. One of the first things is there are people in Wisconsin that openly root for the Vikings.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wear on, many businesses are struggling.

Special to the Burnett County Sentinel.

My Buick was almost destroyed by a distracted driver last week.

Because you are reading this column, you understand the value of your local newspaper. I think we can all agree on this point, gentle reader.

As a kid, did you ever have trouble eating? Not trouble getting enough to eat or finishing your meal, but actual difficulty getting the food in your mouth?

Just a little over a month to go.

It was a beautiful day for Siren Nationals.

I must admit, in my spare time, I’m a fan of a good laugh.

YOUR VOTING DECISIONS in the presidential election on November 3 will be important if you haven’t already voted in absentia.

Football is back. The Packers won and all is right with the world.

Fall is in the air. It’s here and it feels fantastic.

Sept. 2 marked the 75th anniversary of the official end of World War II. Representatives of the Japanese government signed the instrument of surrender, ending one of the most tumultuous times of the 20th century.

STATE AND LOCAL governments are beginning to look at ways to help and protect local business. They are finding ways to provide information to the consumer via the local newspaper and websites, which in turn helps the newspaper survive with advertising. We have seen some larger companies buy …

It is gnat killing season in my apartment.

“Think of what you’re saying

Even though my days as a farm journalist are getting farther and farther behind me in the rearview mirror, the desire to know what’s going on in the world is one that I still haven’t been able to shake. One day, I was reading Wisconsin Ag Connection as I do before chores every morning when I…

American history is full of contradictions. Our nation started with contradictions and continue with many today.

Autumn will soon be here. The signs of its arrival are all around us: shorter days, cooler evenings, dewy mornings, schools resuming classes and a general, barely discernible change in the air.

The Postal Service has been in the news a lot. I voted for the first time by mail in April.

Welcome to the dog days of summer. Hot and humid days melting into shorter daylight. It always makes me sad when sunset time gets closer to 8 p.m. — then 7 p.m.

If you haven’t asked yourself that question, perhaps it is time to consider just what the newspaper means to this community.

How else could one describe a thunderstorm other than controlled chaos?

I spent part of my week off doing one of the tasks that used to be fun when I was young and flexible but has become a reminder of how old I am: cleaning out the car.

Well, it finally happened. I ran out of toilet paper and was left with a box of tissues sitting atop the empty roll in my bathroom.

Hello! I was able to take most of last week off to putter around the house and take care of some tasks that have gone undone for too long. The weather was great and I had a great time. I may even do it again.

In early 1981 Tom Petty wrote words that we all continue to live regardless of whether a global pandemic is happening.

So, the summer is half over. Have you done anything fun? How about a trip or at least a day trip, even if it is to your back yard?

Last week I drove through torrential downpour that led directly into a hailstorm. It was so bad at one point I was having trouble seeing the fog lines on Highway 70. So instead of driving around 60 mph, I was going about 30 mph through Daniels.

Even though we are in the middle of summer, a time when school should be at the farthest point away from our minds, there’s been a great deal of talk about what the school year will look like in the fall.

I WAS AT my desk in the Press office on Friday, July 3, when most of the staff had the day off. A knock at the door caught my attention so I answered it to discover it was Cal Rolstad.

Someone once said, “Nothing is more important than independence and freedom.”

If you believe the weather forecast, it looks like we will be in for another scorcher this weekend. Temperatures are slated to climb into the mid to upper 90s, with high humidity.

Well this was certainly one of those weekends we need to take full advantage of and it’s the reason we put up with those harsh winter months.