February 28th, 2022

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School Maintenance and “Out of the Box” Thinking

I’m not sure that turning Lincoln County High School into an elementary is out of the box thinking. There was a boiler in the building when I attended LCHS, and I have a strong suspicion that folks thought outside the box and made use of the higher bonding capacity of the high school district then…

Homesteading and Risk

I saw a vague statistic the other day – an estimate that between 46 million and 93 million Americans are descended from homesteaders.  The number seems low – but my work experience is in the West . . . I have received a few paychecks from Minnesota, but most of my working life has been…

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Trego’s 99-Year Lease

Part of Trego School’s playground was leased to the school in 1960 in return for water.  It makes a lot more sense if we go back in time and figure out what was going on in the fifties. Electricity was new, and the closest telephone was at Osler Brothers sawmill, just north of Mud Creek. …

Depression and Brain Injuries

Depression occurs after brain injuries so frequently that screening for it should be common practice. It’s logical, to an extent. Who wouldn’t be sad, after a brain injury? Sounds simple-it is- and it’s also inaccurate. To assume that the depression (which has a symptom list far longer than simple sadness) is caused simply by the…

Stahl Peak Snowpack in March

Stahl Peak’s snow pillow continues to report that the snowpack is above the long-term average. The three month outlook (March/April/May) has temperatures leaning below normal and precipitation leaning above. Looking at further predictions, the forecast for the longer term has temperatures above average and precipitation below. In other words, starting out wetter and colder than…

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -Benjamin Franklin

Remembering Louis Riel

On Presidents Day (that was Washington’s Birthday in my youth) I read and realized that day, in Manitoba, memorializes Louis Riel.  Living adjacent to Canada, we need to take the time to learn a bit of our northern neighbor’s history – and Louis Riel looms large in Canadian history, and even had a small role…

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