Romance novels for your sweetheart

I can’t help myself. I’m a little bit of a romantic when it comes to the month of February. It’s that time of year when flowers, can...

February 3rd, 2016 |  


New store offers new experiences

New store offers new experiences

A brand new super-duper Kroger store opened on Jan. 29. For me, and for hundreds of other Kroger customers, this was a pretty huge and long-awaited ev...

February 3rd, 2016 |  


Why an outsider?

To the Editor:There is a general belief that if you’re looking for experience and skill sets, you’re wise to look for an “insider...

January 31st, 2016 |  



Jurisdiction decided

Jurisdiction decided

In 2013, Emmanuel Elder found himself in court on two separate criminal cases. In the first case, Elder was convicted after his ex-fiancé filed a...

January 30th, 2016 |  


Some Boomers face retirement challenges

Some Boomers face retirement challenges

It’s difficult to believe that TV host Pat Sajak, and actresses Suzanne Somers and Diane Keaton will celebrate their 70th birthdays in 2016. The...

January 30th, 2016 |  


Memory lapse or something more?

Memory lapse or something more?

First of all, I want to thank the Kroger employee or customer who found a notebook in a cart in the parking lot last week. It was a blue notebook with...

January 27th, 2016 |  


Farm to cafeteria conference coming

By Sandra RennerContributing ColumnistOn June 2-4, 2016, more than 1,500 people will gather in Madison, Wisconsin for the 8th National Farm to Cafeter...

January 27th, 2016 updated: January 27th, 2016. |  


Gearing up for the big fight

By Traci BrucknerContributing ColumnistCrop insurance is an important and necessary component of an effective farm safety net. However, it is a very c...

January 24th, 2016 |  


When time-eating zombies

When time-eating zombies

Effective Jan. 1, I retired. No, I didn’t leave my nine-to-five job. I quit a brief, but illustrious, career as a zombie slayer.You see, a coupl...

January 20th, 2016 |  


Reading the fine print

Reading the fine print

There’s a wonderful episode of the I Love Lucy show in which Lucy gets tickets to a hit play. She orders the “first available SaturdayR...

January 20th, 2016 |