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No, I’m not going to get in to a debate about the effectiveness of masks or whether or not they should be mandated. It’s like arguing about politics, there’s just a bunch of arguing … more
Plants provide the "staple" food for most people around the world. It is estimated that over 12,000 species of plants have at one time or another been used for food. However, only about 150 or so are … more
In a year where it seems like our world has been turned upside down, it could be easy to say there is nothing to be thankful for in 2020. But this is exactly the time to think about what we have … more
The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) are the victims of foodborne illnesses. With Thanksgiving plans likely looking a little different this year due to … more
Cases of COVID-19 in Washington County and across the state are on the rise. As of Thursday, there were 920 total positive cases — 343 in the last two weeks — in the county. In … more
Dear editor, During these unprecedented times and the challenges they present, it is important to celebrate all measures of success within our communities and give thanks to the individuals and … more
Dear editor, The Fort Calhoun polling place included signs reminding voters of the usual COVID cautions and warnings about social distancing and mask recommendation to protect voters. Most … more
Scarab beetles form a large family of insects totaling more than 30,000 species, of which well over 1,300 are found in the United States. Tumblebugs and dung beetles are interesting examples of … more
We’re two weeks past national election day, and there’s still a lot of ‘hanging chads’ out there. True, that type of balloting isn’t used any longer, but the way this … more
Dear Editor, As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in our community, I am deeply troubled as to what the future may bring unless we take action very soon. Memorial Community … more
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