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In last week’s Enterprise, Managing Editor Leenna Ellis wrote an interesting and timely article about how the 1918 Spanish flu affected Washington County. A primary source for Ellis’ article was … more
Moles are small, destructive, burrowing mammals that are the bane of garden and lawn enthusiasts almost everywhere they are found. There are some 42 species of this insectivore found living all over … more
I’ve never been the biggest “pop music” fan. I’m thinking here of N’Sync and Britney Spears when I was a wee 10 year old, or maybe the Harry Styles (Is that his name?) or Katy Perrys of … more
Cleaning, disinfecting and food safety are a top priority for many people right now. While it’s great that this is a current focus, don't forget that these recommendations are not new and should … more
Oysters are popular both as a special food and as a source of the gem called a pearl. It is the common name for a number of different species of salt-water bivalve mollusks that live in marine or … more
It won't happen here. That's likely what many of us thought when news first broke about an outbreak of novel coronavirus in China. But then it did. Nebraska's first case of COVID-19 was … more
For at least some 70 years, the Red Delicious apple has dominated the apple market in the United States. It is a bright red, medium sized apple with a tall conical shape that attracts the attention … more
The apple has long been a popular fruit for human consumption. The first apple tree originated in Central Asia where its wild ancestor can still be found today. Apples have been grown for thousands … more
I’ve been to the grocery store a couple of times since social distancing has been implemented and I have definitely noticed grocery carts packed to the brim. Stocking up on enough groceries to … more
Movies, along with everything else in the world, have taken a back seat at the moment. With blockbuster film after blockbuster film continuing to be delayed and pushed back, there are a few films … more
I can’t tell you how much I wish I could bring myself to write about anything besides COVID-19. But, when something like this pandemic grasps the world as it has, it’s consumed all of us and our … more
Editor’s note: This is the first column in a series of two. The second will publish in Friday's Enterprise. On a recent Saturday, Alfie and I had just returned from a late day hike at Black-Elk … more
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