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One Moment, Please... Snow, it’s what brings us together


Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

I know I am a bit of weirdo for saying this, but I actually enjoy shoveling and moving snow with our snowblower.

For starters, during the winter months, we barely ever see our neighbors. Everyone routinely gets home from work and heads indoors. And, that’s pretty much where we stay until spring. So, that 10 inches of snow gets us outside to see our neighbors for somewhat of a communal ritual.

And, another great thing about the process of snow removal is the exercise. As long as you don’t break your back, it is good for you, right?

But, it also gives each of us an opportunity to remove snow for others. At times, I have removed snow from driveways for my neighbors, and they have done the same for me.

What’s always fun, if you want to call it that, is when you finish your snow removal at home so that you can drive to work and continue snow removal there.

At the Journal office, the Wednesday morning following our winter whiteout, I arrived at the office much earlier than usual. I knew we would have a healthy helping of snow on the sidewalks leading up to our entrances. And, for whatever reason, our little corner in Preston seems be a prime location for snow accumulation.

Upon my arrival, I immediately found my favorite shovel (everyone has a favorite shovel, right?), and I began scooping in every direction. As I was working north to south on the sidewalk, as I usually do because I’m a creature of habit, a pick-up truck pulled up. Two men got out, and one of them was Charles Fravel of Harmony. Mr. Fravel came to our office to put a “thank you” ad in the paper to recognize everyone who had helped him celebrate his 90th birthday. Along with Mr. Fravel was another gentleman who immediately grabbed a shovel out of the back of his pick-up truck.

He walked over to the corner opposite of me, and said “I’ll meet you half way.” And, he began shoveling. I then stepped inside the Journal office with Mr. Fravel to get the paperwork written up for his thank you ad. After we got that figured out, we stepped back outside, and the man with the shovel had continued to work his way down the sidewalk. I later learned that this mystery snow shoveler was Charles’ nephew, Ray Curtis. Thank you, Ray, for generously assisting me with snow removal.

I have to say that we have some pretty incredible customers. This isn’t the first time this has happened. .....
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Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

By Yvonne Nyenhuis “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!” We are fast approaching Valentine’s Day. It’s time to reflect on what it means to be in love. What draws two people together and what causes them to remain together. (Or not ..... 
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Mrs. Neyenhuis

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

By Dan Terbeest Once again Mrs. Nyenhuis has shown us her blind loyalty to the current president has rendered her oblivious to the facts. She exhibits loyalty to a leader that you only see in followers of Nazism or ISIS. How someone can be so loyal ..... 
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Guns

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

By Linda Hovland Rushford, MN In your last paper, there was a commentary from Mitchell Zimmerman about guns and violence. There were guns in our house the whole time we were growing up. We would never consider using them for anything but huntin ..... 
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Response to Mr. Erding

By Herb Panko

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

Chatfield, MN I never cease to be amazed at the conservative rights’ nearly total detachment from reality. Jeff Erding’s response to Ms. Nyenhuis is a good example of that. He makes three unsupportable, inaccurate claims, but space will only ..... 
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R-P community continues to support our school leaders

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

Our community has been blessed with a forward thinking superintendent, Mr. Ehler, and a school board that has brought us so far since 2007. Shortly prior to the 2007 flood, Mr. Chuck Ehler was hired by a school board who believed he was the person ..... 
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R-P community continues to support our school leaders

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Commentary

Our community has been blessed with a forward thinking superintendent, Mr. Ehler, and a school board that has brought us so far since 2007. Shortly prior to the 2007 flood, Mr. Chuck Ehler was hired by a school board who believed he was the person ..... 
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R-P community continues to support our school leaders

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Rushford Commentary

Our community has been blessed with a forward thinking superintendent, Mr. Ehler, and a school board that has brought us so far since 2007. Shortly prior to the 2007 flood, Mr. Chuck Ehler was hired by a school board who believed he was the person ..... 
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What it will take to address income inequality

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

When the history of this year’s presidential campaign is written, one of its more remarkable features will be that candidates of both parties feel it necessary to talk about income inequality. Surely that makes this a watershed moment. The issue ..... 
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