Articles By: Joel Klaassen

Candidates for prez are unsuitable

None of the candidates for president from either party suit me at all. I couldn?t and wouldn?t campaign for any of them nor would I send them one dime. No matter who wins, we get more of the same.

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Apple a day isn?t always a sure cure

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away?but if you?re sick and need a doctor it?s not a good idea. I?ve eaten a lot of apples lately but to no avail. I still end up at the clinic for myriad reasons. At least they are nice to me there?nicer than I deserve.

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Directions still off by a quarter
Directions still off by a quarter

Directions still off by a quarter

I?ve lived in Hillsboro for two-thirds of my life, and I still must not know my directions.

Mot Ttelp pulled me aside and said he had also played in the old Tabor College barn, but corrected me on where I located it in last week?s column. It was actually south across the old highway, and not west of the college.

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Shaving in the shower has pros, cons

I?ve been shaving for more than 40 years now and I?ve never shaved in the shower until last week.

The cord was barely long enough.

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Beep in the night code for help

This is about sounds that go beep in the night. Once in a while my cell phone makes beeps during the night, like a low battery warning or that I have a voice message. I would really like to turn it off, but my world requires that I be available for problems that crop up day or night.?

Early Sunday we had a different beep in the night. It wouldn?t quit
so I got up to investigate. After stumbling around for a while I
learned it was our oven telling us it was malfunctioning. Error code F7.

I
reset the clear/off button and went back to bed. A few minutes later it
started all over again, wanting us to know that it still needed help.

A quick trip down to the breaker box silenced it for good but that also means the oven doesn?t work.

 

 

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GPS a bit complex for most

More and more people I know are buying a GPS system to aid in their travels. I started checking them out myself, but the reviews seem to indicate they all have some type of flaw or are too complicated to use when considering all of the features.

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A moving experience for us both

Nancy and I could say we had a very moving experience this past weekend. It is probably no secret that I have way more ideas than I can possibly accomplish.

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Trip means connecting with family

It?s always good to connect with our kids and grandkids as we did again this past week in Atlanta.

Cameli?s Pizza just finished its big expansion and Friday night was the grand reopening event, which created record sales for the 12-year-old business.

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You can’t win them all, I guess

In the you-can?t-win-them-all department: K-State finally beats KU in Bramlage, then loses at Mizzou. New England can?t finish with an unbeaten season in Super Bowl XLII.

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140 years in a family business

It?s a rare thing in these parts when a business celebrates 140 years of continuous operation and in the same location which I think is even more noteworthy. Look no further than Case and Son Insurance in Marion. That business has been on Marion?s main street since 1868 and is in its fifth generation of the Case family.

We congratulate the Case?s and their employees for this remarkable achievement.

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