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 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    July 23, 2015

Rural living has its rewards

When I was a child growing up in Evanston, Illinois, I would dream of living on a farm. It was hard to imagine open fields when Chicago was right next door to the south of us. We did have the big...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    July 9, 2015

Summer is here, what next?

Well, the grand and glorious Fourth of July is past. A grand day it was. There was a little breeze, the parade was wonderful, and a good time was had by all. Now, we are really into the groove of...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 11, 2015

Completion of hospital in sight

At the Mercy Hospital Board of Directors meeting May 26, Director of Support Services Keith Carlson announced October 1 as the projected completion date for the hospital renovation project. Should...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    June 11, 2015

Herbs, the spice of life

This past week I have been accumulating little pots of herbs for the summer garden. It is impossible to find every herb I want at the same nursery. I don’t know why. I will find great basil at one...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    May 28, 2015

Eddie asks, 'Are roads wider in Texas?'

Are roads wider in Texas? To answer that question, you will had to have driven in Texas. I can attest to the fact that roads are wider in Texas. No, I don’t mean I got out and measured the distance...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    May 7, 2015

Cost control success at Mercy

Mike Delfs, CEO of Mercy Hospital, spoke to the hospital board about an agreement with Blue Cross/Blue Shield regarding its payment for coverage at Mercy Hospital at the Board of Directors meeting...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    April 30, 2015

Keeping faith

As many of you know by now, the family of the Star Gazette / Evergreen and the other Franklin newspapers, have suffered a tragic loss. Our editor, Colette Stadin, her husband Paul, and family, are...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    October 23, 2014

Moose Lake McDonald's now open

Moose Lake city officials attended the soft opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday, October 15. The restaurant officially opened October 16. City...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    June 12, 2014

Moving finger having writ, moves on

The moving finger writes, and having writ Moves on, nor all your piety or wit, Shall take back ere a line, Nor all your tears wash out a word of it. -Omar The Tentmaker What was said in the 12th...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 5, 2014

Moose Lake building projects continue

Moose Lake City Engineer Joe Rhein presented an overview of the current Park Place Road project at a public hearing May 28 that was attended by Moose Lake citizens interested in the plan. Business...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    May 29, 2014

Garden of Eden is where we find it

Now that spring has finally arrived, it is possible to sit on the deck or patio and enjoy the emerging floral displays that will soon burst into summer colors. It always strikes me how close we are...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Lifestyles    November 21, 2013

Dr. Barb Reed retires

A retirement reception was held for Dr. Barb Reed on Thursday, November 14 at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. Dr. Reed has been a medical provider in the Moose Lake area since 1987. She was a 1985...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    July 25, 2013

Is it politically correct to lie?

Who said, “To thine own self be true”? Seems to me it was Shakespeare. But who am I to quote such a lofty person? I grew up hearing this phrase from my mother, who believed that you should never...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 27, 2013

DNR buyout funds discussed

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Mitigation funding for non-homesteaded homes was discussed by the Moose Lake City Council at its regular meeting June 12. Members of the public expressed their...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    June 27, 2013

To volunteer is to have fun

No matter where your interests lie, you can have a lot of fun, and meet a lot of interesting people if you volunteer your services for community events. On Saturday, I had the privilege of being on...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    June 20, 2013

Tom Tom's road to recovery

Anyone who has ever taken care of an ailing pet knows it’s a challenge. First of all, animals cannot talk; second, they don’t always have the reasoning power of us humans. Well, mostly we’re...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 6, 2013

Mercy Hospital celebrates 50 years, breaks ground for new addition

Groundbreaking for the new Moose Lake Mercy Hospital addition and remodeling project took place on May 31 on the hospital grounds. It marked the beginning of major changes at the site. In preparation...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    May 16, 2013

The bees have it

Well, a new box of bees was obtained Saturday. My oh my, they are busy little bees. By the time Donald and I arrived back home and it was time to introduce the bees to their new hive, they were quite...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    April 18, 2013

Flood damaged properties to be repaired

The Moose Lake City Council met on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. As a result of the flooding of last June, Carlton County has included new language in their...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    April 4, 2013

Become an animal-owned person

Anyone who knows an animal lover, knows just how attached they are to their pets. I have concluded that after you adopt an animal, they become the owner and give the directives to be followed. I just...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    March 28, 2013

City council passes business subsidy policy

A public hearing was held at 5:30 p.m. on March 11 before the Barnum City Council meeting. The council presented information on a business subsidy policy at the meeting, and then approved the new...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    March 28, 2013

Let's hear it for wisdom

What would any of us do without our ancestors? Sometimes I think most of what I learned that was really important, I learned from parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles. Sometimes, they were...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    March 21, 2013

FEMA estimates don't add up

At the Moose Lake City Council meeting on Wednesday, March 13, Tom Paull, Moose Lake Police Department Flood Manager, reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates for the...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    March 21, 2013

Americans are hard workers

I know I shouldn’t be asking these kinds of questions, but it keeps rolling around in my mind — the idea that saving is good, overspending is not. The other night, while watching the news, one of...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    March 14, 2013

Finalists selected for city administrator job

The Moose Lake City Council met on Wednesday, March 6, to discuss applications for the position of Moose Lake City Administrator. The council narrowed the candidates to five finalists. The five...

 

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