Opinions: Editorial

  • Spring-time is maple syrup time 

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:12am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Syrup folks have been hard at it—so have those behind Vergas spring festival coming April 10  That’s quite a racket they got goin’ on over at the Ditch family dental office in Pelican Rapids.  Doc Daniel fixes up a cavity—then one of his staff sends you out the door with a bottle of home-brewed maple… Read More

  • Nearly 50 years ago, the ‘legal’ stage set for womens sports

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 9:15am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Pelican Rapids has a statewide reputation as a “basketball town”—both boys and girls basketball.  The girls teams have consistently competed at a high level, and the Lady Vikings of the past few seasons have been clear evidence. Three conference titles; two straight Section titles; and now, two straight state tournament appearances. Watching the current girls team,… Read More

  • Masking up – or not…

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:12am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    The ‘personal liberty and freedom’ debate over masks overshadows the simple position that face coverings are a gesture of common citizenship To mask or not to mask…? Maybe it isn’t surprising that the mask question would surface in connection with the annual “Township Day” meetings, held statewide March 9.  As an observer, who hopped to a couple… Read More

  • Grateful for Scambler Twsp. action on pool

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 9:18am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Support of Pelican swim pool project recognized as value to all kids—city, rural and lake area Winning the “good guy” honor for this week: The town board and citizenry of Scambler Township.  On their own initiative, with no formal request, Scambler voters approved $1,500 for the Pelican Rapids city pool project.  Details are in an article… Read More

  • Springtime on the farm

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 8:54am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Farm, ranch folk on high alert during calving season ritual It’s calving season, and the farmers and ranchers in the Pelican Rapids area ag country are restless…sleepless.  Occasionally, farm folk stop at the local newspaper office, between hauling feed; standing guard over the flocks and herds; and making hefty deposits at the local banks.  Orland Ohe,… Read More

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