Columns

Want a great place to eat on Sunday, April 14?
Want to enjoy a savory pork chop while supporting the youth in your community? Then you need a ticket to the Ralls County 4-H Council Fundraiser...

View of the Past
History Springs From Ralls Landmark By Nellie Ann Lanham October 6, 1977 The spring still runs through a century-and-a-half old...

FROM THE EDITOR
The weather has fast gone from spring (two, three days?) to temperatures in the mid-to-high 70’s. Taking advantage of a sunny Sunday, I took to the...

BREEDING SEASON TIPS
Prior to the start of the breeding season cattle producers must consider a very important examination of their natural service bulls, the breeding...

Food for Thought
In my last column, I confessed to the fact that I feel that Donald Trump does not deserve the title of ‘President’ before his name. I suspect that...

FROM THE EDITOR
I was listening to a music feed of 60’s rock and roll while I cleaned. Musical memories brought images of the Beatles, Elvis, The Four Seasons, and...

Discover the Heartland - A Visit to Dutchman’s Store and Bonaparte...
At least once a year I take a day trip with my family to VanBuren County, Iowa. During the trip, we visit two of the county’s best attractions: ...

View of the Past
“RALLS COUNTY EARLY HISTORY” This article is courtesy of Ron Leake, president of the Ralls County Historical Society. The ENTERPRISE...

At Your Leisure – The Wolves of Winter
Winter. Long, difficult winters where survival is the only way of life. I know, I know, we’re finally getting away from the cold and here I am...

Anymouse
Probably, you were amazed when you drew your first breath and squinted at the bright lights in the delivery room. As time passed, you were amazed...

Food for Thought
I was disappointed when, a few years ago, Victoria’s Secret discontinued their line of Freudian Slips (that most revealing form of lingerie). I...

Written Lease
Recently, I have received several questions regarding the termination of verbal lease agreements. In talking to the parties involved, it becomes...

FROM THE EDITOR
On the road again and listening to the radio. Willie came on to caution…”Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” Most of my readers...

At Your Leisure – Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds
I’ve always enjoyed novelizations of films, and stories that continue a television series far beyond it’s initial run. I have a shelf full of Star...

At Your Leisure – The Passage
Any time a good book is adapted for the screen, it has to be watched as its own entity, judging based on its own merits, and not what a reader...