Monthly Archives: July 2007

Benefit Comedy Show

On March 31, 2007, Taylor Vossekuil, the 15-year-old daughter of Ann Vossekuil, Sales and Catering Manager at the Ramada Inn, was dianosed with Acute Lymphobastic Leukemia. Taylor will be getting regular blood transfusions and chemotherapy for 2 1/2 to 3 … Continue reading

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The Golden Boys

Bobby Rydell had a hip replacement in April. I know because he said so on stage at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen last night. Bobby Rydell is one half of a show called the Golden Boys, previously the Golden … Continue reading

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Maple River Winery

Got the idea for a daytrip from Northern Interscholastic Press Association director-extraordinare SamJohnson. Ran into him the other day as he was on his way to tour the Maple River Winery at Casselton. Ginny and I ripped off the idea … Continue reading

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Mad Men

Those having Sopranos withdrawl would do well to tune into a very cool, new drama on AMC Thursday nights called Mad Men. In fact, the show is produced by Matthew Weiner, the same guy who produced The Sopranos for HBO. … Continue reading


221 Melsted Place

It’s amazing how quickly a plate of brownies will disappear when placed in front of a television studio crew. The brownies in this case weren’t ordinary brownies. They were made by Lonette Kelley who operates the 221 Melsted Place bed … Continue reading


Fair Question

On opening night last night, The Greater Grand Forks Fairgrounds proved to be both dusty AND muddy on opening night–at the same time last night!  The fair is back at the fairgrounds after several years at the Alerus Center.  Alerus … Continue reading

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Lady Bird

Ginny and I both have had close encounters with Lady Bird Johnson, the former First Lady who just died at the age of 94. Mine was in the late 70’s or so when she appeared with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra … Continue reading


Fame Junkies

On my reading list this summer is a cool, little book called Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America’s Favorite Addition. It’s written by Jake Halpren. One of the themes of the book is that more and more youngsters want … Continue reading

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My (New) Chemical Addiction

Starbucks has done it to me again. They’ve gotten me hooked on something else. My new addiction is iced white tea. White tea, I’m told, is the new green tea. It’s not new, new. But, new. It’s made from the … Continue reading


Last of the Drifters

From Ralph Swendseid: Good morning, Terry…you’ve likely already read this: Last of the Original Drifters Dies at 81Bill Pinkney, the last survivor of the original members of themusical group The Drifters, died Wednesday. He was 81.Pinkney was found dead at … Continue reading

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