Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Opinions

An interesting cartoon came across my desk this week that not only gave me a chuckle, but it really hit it on the head in describing the plight of America’s newspapers, including your very own Dodge County Independent (DCI).  It’s a battle newspaper journalists face every day.  Silly in the sense...
War is Hell, but “Hacksaw Ridge” certainly isn’t. The movie follows the story of Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield, a conscientious objector, who nonetheless enlists to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II as a field medic. Doss’s religious beliefs bar him from carrying a weapon or...
“Rules don’t apply” is not just the title to this romantic movie, but the director’s warning as well. The film, set in the 60’s, is about billionaire Howard Hughes…sort of.  It’s actually about one of the many actresses he keeps under contract and the man who rises from one of his drivers to his...
Grabbing the Sunday newspaper has always been a weekend ritual around our house. For me, reading the front-page headlines allow me to satisfy my craving for the latest breaking news. Catching up on the news for a news junkie like me is nearly the same as a coffee drinker getting their caffeine fix...
Set sail with Disney’s newest princess, Moana. Set in the Polynesian islands, in an age of monsters and gods, “Moana” is a breath of fresh air in a genre normally packed to the gills with castles, fairies and dragons. Moana is a capable teenage girl and soon to be chief of her tribe. She wants to...
With the rush of the holiday season closing in on us, I encourage people to consider one important aspect of making the holidays joyful for others less fortunate—giving. As the year comes to a close, I’m so thankful for what I have in my life. I actually become overwhelmed with thankfulness,...
Prepare for the latest, and one of the strangest, additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Doctor Strange is the newest hero being introduced to the pantheon of Marvel superheroes, and his journey takes the audience into a new realm of the comic book world. Played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Steven...
By now, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “Toward Zero Deaths.” It has been a part of the fabric of Minnesota law enforcement and others for nearly 15 years and one that has been used routinely in this newspaper for at least the past year.  Toward Zero Deaths is the state’s cornerstone traffic safety...
In the midst of what had the potential of being pure chaos, there was a spirit of calm and collectedness in Ellendale last Friday. Ellendale may be just a county away, but preparedness is the message that I would love to bring to the forefront here in Dodge County also. I witnessed such great...
Record warmth for early November smothered most of Minnesota over the weekend, providing the perfect chance to get some much needed yard work done. I had a mountain of leaves in my back yard. It looked like a daunting task that would take forever to get done.  What had been a splendor of beautiful...

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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