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May 21, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Memorial Day was special; technology?
When I was growing up, Memorial Day was always a special day in our household. My dad was a veteran of World War II, having served in Europe. We also had fun on Memorial Day - as a kid, it was an especially glorious day because it generally marked the end of the school year. But...
May 21, 2009 - 1:39am
April 24, 2009
Doug's Diggings: More information about Coon's Hill
On Feb 19 I put together a package about Coons Hill.
April 24, 2009 - 1:37am
April 17, 2009
Doug's Diggings: We need technology (high or low) to stop pirates
There are always things going on in the world that amaze me. Often it has to do with unbelievable technology. It amazes me that people can watch me, my home and my movement from some satellite in outer space.
April 17, 2009 - 1:41am
March 27, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Trip to Florida resulted in free ticket
Sometimes a person gets lucky - even on Friday the 13th. Last week my wife and I went to Florida to visit her sister and husband, Sandy and Tom Wells of New Richmond. Actually, I shouldn't say New Richmond, they are now Florida residents, living in Fort Myers. When they come to what...
March 27, 2009 - 1:58am
March 13, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Do you remember the Milwaukee Braves?
With a new baseball season nearly on us, a new book caught my attention last week. First, remember that I was a baseball fan long before the...
March 13, 2009 - 1:27am
February 6, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Everybody is heading south -- I went to Duluth
It's been a tough winter. We've had record cold weather, plenty of snow, plenty of messy roads and many commuter horror stories. It's no wonder...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Hard to believe dog track issue began 20 years ago
I happened to open a paper from January 1989 and was somewhat shocked to find that the community was heavily embroiled in the midst of the dog track controversy. I was shocked because I find it hard to believe that it was 20 years ago! The top headline in the Jan. 26, 1989, edition...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
Benoy is new president of Education Foundation
The Education Foundation of Hudson has elected Robert Benoy as the new president as the organization approaches 20 years of service to the educational...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Finally, high speed Internet at home!
There is always a constant struggle at our house to keep up with the latest technology and last week I think we made a big step - we acquired "high speed" Internet. Now by most people's standards, my new Internet service is probably very average. But, like most technical problems,...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
Doug's Diggings: You learn about a person in 67,600 hours
We've all heard the descriptions of Willis H. Miller. They include icon, legend, historian, generous person -- the list goes on and on. For me, it's even more personal. I was hired by Willis to work at the Star-Observer in May of 1973. I have been working at the Star-Observer for...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 12, 2008
Doug's Diggings: Last analysis of '08 election
Last week's election left the door open for plenty of reflection. The library referendums generated a lot of optimism and interest, yet six of the eight questions went down in defeat. What disappointed library supporters, of course, is that the public gave the estimated $10.5 million...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Doug's Diggings: Celebrating the big 6-0 was exciting
I've always been one to celebrate birthdays without much fanfare. Oh, others have made big deals about my birthday, but my attitude has always been something to the effect, "Another year, let's have some cake and move on!" This year, however, the number caught my attention! That's...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
Doug's Diggings: Boston offers a lot of U.S. history
My wife and I made a trip to Boston during the first week of July, and we were impressed with all the history of the area. We actually flew to Boston with my son Darrin and his wife, Jen. The whole thing started when Jen bought Darrin tickets for the Twins-Red Sox game at Fenway...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
June 12, 2008
Doug's Diggings: The 'overlooked' holiday -- Father's Day
Before I start, let it be known that my family has always treated Father's Day as an important holiday, lavishing me with gifts and making the day truly special. I really have nothing to complain about, but sometimes I like to complain anyway! That said, I've always envisioned Father's...
June 12, 2008 - 12:00am