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Living in the past


Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Features

By Hannah Underbakke

In the society today everyone has cell phones, television, video games, etc. I find myself being drawn back to the past where everything seemed simpler. The television shows, such as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, CHiPs, and The Andy Griffith Show are, in my opinion, way better than some of the ideas they come up with today. Country music had more twang and less bass. The cars also looked better in the 1900s, too.

The television shows were better than some of the ideas for TV shows today. A lot of TV shows are reality shows or contain some kind of sexual content. When a person sat down in the ‘60s, ‘70s, or ‘80s to watch TV, they never had to worry about that kind of stuff. Also, the shows today don’t show the same morals that the old shows did.

Today country music is losing the twang and adding more bass, making it more hip hop like. In country music we are losing things like the banjo and the jug. Another thing is when you go to a concert, you can’t hear the singer over all the other instruments playing in the back. When Hank Williams went on stage, he had a few guitars, a cello, some kind of drum, maybe a few other instruments and his voice.

Cars looked better in the 1900s than most cars do today. There are still some cars that look really nice today, but most of the older of cars had more class than they do today. Like the Monte Carlo today, they look like any car on the road. In the 70’s they had their own look.

Today everyone has a cell phone, a television, and video games. Back then, everything seemed simpler. The older television shows are better than some of the TV ideas today. Country music had more twang and less bass. The cars also had more class than the ones today. So let’s bring back the good ol’ shows back like Bonanza and Gunsmoke. Let’s also bring back cars with tall wings, but how about no big hair or poodle skirts.

Hannah Underbakke is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. She is one of eight area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its seventeenth year.

Winter in Minnesota

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Features

By Connor Benson When one lives in Minnesota, it can be tempting to hibernate when the snow and cold hit. Every winter, the majority of Minnesotans are eager for that first snowfall and hope for a “white” Christmas. However, it doesn’t take ..... 
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Simple Living Farmers’ Market to hold annual vendors meeting

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Social Scenes

Simple Living Farmers’ Market of Mabel and Caledonia will hold the annual Vendors Meeting on Sunday, January 31 at 3 p.m. at the Mabel Legion, with potluck snacks and finger foods. Information will be provided for the 2016 Market. Please plan to ..... 
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A View from the Woods 1.25.16

By Loni Kemp

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Columnists

Winter withdrawal After the flurry of holiday gatherings and celebrations comes a welcome few days of bringing life back down to earth. While I love traditions and connecting with my friends and relatives, I am somewhat of an introvert too. I linge ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Home & Garden

This article is scheduled to be published near the end of January, but it is still not too late to modify some of your recycling habits. I am quite sure that a majority of the residents of Fillmore County who recycle, do so quite well. Some, inclu ..... 
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Rushford Village preps for new year

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The brief Tuesday, January 5 Rushford Village Council meeting highlighted assignments, designations, and other annual housekeeping for the city. Councilor Dennis Overland was once again nominated and approved as mayor pro tem, acting in place of M ..... 
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Mark Dayton wants $100 million for rural Minnesota web access

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Features

By Rachel E. Stassen-Berger rstassen-berger@pioneerpress.com Jody Reisch lives just a mile outside of the far southwestern Minnesota city of Luverne but rented an office in town to do his work. The costly Internet at home is too slow and unrelia ..... 
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Kingsland shares enrollment data

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Education

The Kingsland School Board met in regular session on January 20. Members Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Ann Oeltjen, Troy Asher, Doug Plaehn, and Superintendent John McDonald were present. Deb Larson was absent. The consent agenda items were passed u ..... 
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Letter about Here come the lawsuits...

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about Here come the lawsuits... To the Editor, This article would fail all Snopes fact checks. These are merely opinions by a group of anti new school supporters. School board minutes that you also publish will reflect the truths. So while ..... 
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