Touching gestures

Sandy Holthaus I wrote my fist column for the Annandale Advocate in November of 2006. That’s more than 300 columns collected over the years. My mother has kept a copy of each and every one in scrapboo…

English discrepancies

Jill Pertler “Slices of Life” The English language is a formidable beast, even for those of us who learned it as our first language. Language is all about meaning – communication. And sometimes contex…

Colder temps coming

Mark Anderson Meteorologist Weather column: It has been mild for the start of the week. Temperatures have been in the mid to upper 20s and even into the low to mid 30s for Greater Minnesota. A weak sy…

As Long As You Can … Do

Sandy Holthaus It’s that time of year again – giving, giving, giving, receiving, receiving, receiving. Yet I challenge you to ask yourself and your loved ones to name one gift they gave or received la…

A not-so-white Christmas

By Mark Anthony Anderson, Meteorologist It’s hard to believe that the Christmas season has come and gone. There is always so much preparation to make it a fun day, but just like that it seems to be be…