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Lifestyle Columns

Country crafters’ work can bring big prices

Famous names add to the value of an antique, even if we know more about the maker’s work than about the maker. Few names of antique folk artists and country crafters are known today, and even less is known about the people behind them. John Boyer, who made seed chests in Lancaster County, ...

Celebrating Edgar Allan Poe

One of my duties at the New Ulm Public Library (NUPL) is selecting and purchasing Adult Fiction books. I use many tools to decide what to buy but I find curated lists to be some of the most helpful. So, when I saw that the Mystery Writers of America had announced the 2023 Edgar Allan Poe Award ...

Senior Meals

MONDAY Biscuits and sausage gravy, roasted potatoes, cinnamon apple slices, dessert, milk. TUESDAY Liver or pepper steak, buttered boiled potatoes, stewed tomatoes, dinner roll, dessert, milk. WEDNESDAY Ginger citrus chicken, rice pilaf, peas and carrots, peaches, bread, ...

Eye miniatures kindled romance in Regency England

Popular fiction inspires fashions in real life. The period shows and royal romances on television today have renewed interest in antiques among their fans. One piece that has captured attention is the eye miniature on a pendant worn by a character on the television show “Bridgerton,” a ...

In Appreciation

Red Cross Blood Drive On behalf of the American Red Cross we would like to thank all the donors who gave blood at our Senior Center blood drive. Thanks to all the volunteers for their help. A special thanks to the following business who made donations: McDonald’s, Schell’s Brewery, ...

Resolution reset

Did you make a resolution to eat healthier in 2023? Maybe your dedication to your new plan is waning a bit? Here are some new cookbooks that will inspire you to cook and enjoy healthy meals. Let’s start with a meal prep book. I’m a fan of prepping meals ahead of time and Lisa Bryan writes ...