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She’s Not From Around Here: Trash Christmas

She’s Not From Around Here: Trash Christmas

My favorite biannual holiday starts on Monday.That’s right, I’m talking about Trash Christmas.I know a lot of new folks have moved into Minot since the last Trash Christmas, so I thought it only fair to write about it again. (Read my first article on Spring Trash...

Upside Down Under: Honoring an icon…

Upside Down Under: Honoring an icon…

For the past several days the news has been dominated by the loss of Queen Elizabeth II and rightfully so. She was probably the best known person on the face of the earth. And while some people believe it has been overdone, there are plenty of Americans, plenty of...

A View From Our Side: Around Town…

A View From Our Side: Around Town…

Fall Festival Provides A Great Opportunity It was a nice day on Saturday, a bit cool in the morning, but by afternoon we had partly cloudy skies with a bit of sun and really nice temperatures, and as many people pointed out, no wind!At 9 AM there were well over 130...

She’s Not From Around Here: Trash Christmas

Participation and Enthusiasm

Last Monday, I went to the Soggy Doggy Pool Paw-ty at Roosevelt Park Pool. My sons and I found seats on the bleachers to watch dogs jump from diving boards and wade in the kiddie pool. As I sat there, reveling in the wonderous thing it is to be alive and living in...

Upside Down Under: Honoring an icon…

Harvest and the prairie skyscraper…

Now that harvest is in full swing, a lot of things come to mind, but there is one thing I doubt many people think about and that is the loss of the old, wooden elevators, sometimes called prairie skyscrapers. On Sunday, we made a trip to Bismarck to purchase a lawn...

A View From Our Side: Around Town…

Continuing to Talk Like A Farmer

A few weeks back we introduced you all to some of the local vocabulary at harvest time. I realize that there are a fair number of Minot AFB personnel that have grown up on a farm the Midwest, but then there are a lot of new Airmen and families, and I just want to make...

Upside Down Under: Honoring an icon…

Upside Down Under: Terrific explosion revisited…

Some locals in the Carpio area still talk about an explosion on a nearby farm that happened 100 years ago on Aug. 31.This was no ordinary explosion like you would think. It wasn’t gasoline and it wasn’t spontaneous combustion. This bomb went boom when 500 pounds of...

A View From Our Side: Around Town…

Taking A Few Minutes to Care

The first Wednesday of every month the chaplain group on base organizes what are referred to as Dorm Dinners. It’s really a chance for a local business, or businesses, to show their appreciation to those young Airmen who live in one of the dorms at Minot AFB. This...

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