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Insect-killed forests & wildfire  
Insect-killed forests & wildfire
08/06/2015

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- As mountain pine beetles and other insects chew their way through Western forests, forest fires might not seem far behind. Lands covered by dead trees appear ready to burst into flame.... View

New life at Finn Rock Grill  
New life at Finn Rock Grill
11/05/2015

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- Thereís new life at the Finn Rock Grill these days, thanks to Jason Powell, who has reopened the doors to the highly visible riverside restaurant. Many people know him from his years at the helm of Ikeís Pizza but his new venue is offering a lot more.... View

 
Newspapers ó more relevant than ever!
10/07/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Newspapers ó more relevant than ever!... View

Simpsons move to the McKenzie River  
Simpsons move to the McKenzie River
11/05/2015

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- LEABURG: Imagine watching the opening sequence of the Simpsons with a camera zooming through cumulus clouds towards Leaburg Lake. With the lens focused on members of the popular animated TV sitcom family, it would likely wind up at Ikeís Pizza. Thatís where a full-scale model of Homer, Marge, Bart,... View

Open†fires†banned  
Open†fires†banned
08/06/2015

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- As the heat returned to the region  last week, fire managers were once again spreading the word of caution in efforts to prevent human-caused fires. Temperatures in the high 90ís and low 100ís midweek with a chance of lightning in southern and eastern Oregon caused a Red Flag Warning to g... View

 
Between the Lines
12/30/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Whoosh . . . . . what happened to 2015? As far as I know the days are still 24 hours each, and the weeks are still seven days, and the months are still 28 to 31 days, and a year is still 365 days, but why do they seem to go so fast?... View

 
Between the Lines
12/23/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Christmas is upon us . . . ... View

 
Between the Lines
09/30/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Well I have had several people ask about how my campaign is going, well maybe a few, well a couple. I have been laying low observing the other candidates and am waiting for most of them to  self destruct. ... View

 
Between the Lines
11/24/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Well here we go again, it is time we become inundated with Buy Me solicitations from box stores and online box stores seeking to part us from a great deal of our money. ... View

Between the Lines  
Between the Lines
09/23/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     For the past 5 or 6 years, in September, Best Friend and I go up to son Jasonís place near Detroit Lakes for a family reunion of our family and Best Friendís family.... View

 
Cheers and Jeers
11/11/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Jeers . . . ... View

 
Between the Lines
12/02/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     The Donald continues to make outrageous statements, and even when he is called on it he refuses to admit that perhaps he might be exaggerating a bit ó or maybe a lot!    One of his recent tirades about - Thousands of people in New Jersey cheering when the... View

 
Between the Lines
09/02/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     After a busy summer it is time for Best Friend and I to take a little  time off. It has been our tradition for the past 25 years or so to take a few days off over the Labor Day weekend for a get together with our boys, and for the past few of years, their families.... View

 
Between the Lines
12/09/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Rumors are just a part of small town life but most of the times they are greatly exaggerated or some times just a little exaggerated. For the past few months it has been rumored that the county was going to close the county shop in Westbrook. Fueling the rumor was the closin... View

 
Between the Lines
08/19/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Since I am on the campaign trail again, I figure I will have to take on my opponents one at a time. I figure governor Scott Walker (Wisconsin) is a pretty good target since he is close by in one of the neighboring states.... View

 
Between the Lines
12/16/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     I decided to suspend my campaign for the presidency until after New Years. Somehow I just donít feel it is appropriate to be campaigning during Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will say this though, when I am elected this will be a law of the land! I think I can and will do tha... View

Between the Lines  
Between the Lines
02/03/2016

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Last week Best friend and I, along with five of our associates, attended the 149th Minnesota Newspaper Convention held in Blooming ton at the Double Tree Hilton. ... View

 
Editorial
10/29/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     One nice thing about living in a democratic society is the fact we have the right to vote for all governmental elections.... View

 
Between the Lines
08/26/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-      Last week most people in the area probably heard of the shooting  of a Brewster woman by an intruder in her home. The same day we received an email from my cousin Mary Pigman of Worthington, it just said, We lost our daughter Jan. Please keep us in your prayers. <... View

 
Between the Lines
10/21/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Well now, the Dems are starting to duke it out in the debates, although in this case you might call it a powder puff derby, not a reference to Hillary. Even though I have not watched more than a couple  of minutes of any of the debates, by contrast the Dems seem to... View