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By Sally Cuthbertson

02/05/2014 - 3:41pm

She told me she did lots of crafts, but when I walked into her home, I couldn’t believe the beautiful items that she had made – quilts, afghans, designing her curtains and draperies, angels, room décor - everything was personally Linda Lane’s handy work. Linda is a cosmetologist and has a shop in one end of her home. She was kind enough to rearrange clients so that she had time to visit...

01/29/2014 - 8:23am

It was obvious that I was visiting Hawkeye fans as I stepped into the porch of Donna Liscum. There were several indications sitting or hanging in the porch. But what really caught my eye was the beautiful woodwork in Donna’s home. They live in the house that her dad, Wilbur Nissen, grew up in. His mother (Donna’s grandmother) lived to the age...

01/22/2014 - 8:17am

Mary Torkelson and her husband, Bruce, both grew up in Humboldt County, and even maintained a home in Gilmore City while working in Des Moines, but returned permanently only three years ago after they retired. Mary’s parents were the late Cap and Edna Shimon from Gilmore City. Bruce grew up in the Thor area. His parents were the late Jacob and...

01/15/2014 - 8:38am

Many of you reading this were probably children that attended Rita Sime’s Daycare, which she ran for 25 years. She told me that some of those “children” still stay in contact with her now that they are adults.
Rita Sime was married to her husband, Eric for 40 years before he passed away in 2009. Many will remember him for his...

01/08/2014 - 8:30am

By looking at the picture of our Cook of the Week, it is easy to see that Fran Hoffman loves to collect recipes. She has a whole shelf of recipe books on her right. On her left is an antique china cabinet that protects and displays some of her favorite pieces of china. The three bowls on the top shelf belonged to her maternal grandmother and...

12/31/2013 - 8:39am

I hope everyone had a Blessed Christmas and celebrated New Year’s Eve sensibly! For those of you that have shared with me how much you are enjoying reading my “real people” articles, I apologize for my article today. These past two weeks have been so busy. I just didn’t want to take up anyone’s time asking for recipes and news about their...

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