This column is available thanks to the contributor columnists writing for The Edina Sentinel.

The Edina I Knew

It’s 22 Below Zero It’s 1954 and I’m farming the home place here in Edina but I’m living three and a half miles northeast of Edina in the Klocke’s parents house, just north of Paul. I have Landrace sows ready to pig, of all times mid-January. It was my notice that one of the sows…

Read More

On the Brighter Side

Remembering a Day in April: 78 Years Ago The day had that cloud covered greenish look so typical of April. The date was Thursday, April 12, 1945. The work train engine used for supplies, for laying track, etc., had “jumped the track” near the Baring depot and our father and the rest of the workers…

Read More

Pondering

At the Cross I was coming home from the big city one day and saw a two-story white farm house with an awesome sunset shining brightly on it, and an American flag waving proudly in the background. Amazing Picture! Then, beside the two-story white farm house stood three wooden crosses, the one in the middle,…

Read More

Rutledge Renegades

Sympathy to family and friends of Mary Beckert Battles. John & Shirley Henderson of Steffenville celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. Congratulations! Darin Dale celebrated his birthday with lunch with friends. Nancy Tague-Platz, from Brashear, wishes to thank Neta for keeping folks updated with the fun Rutledge news. We have family in Nevada and Minnesota who…

Read More

Memories

QUOTE 9 – WAIT BEFORE ?? Hold your horses! Hush your mouth! Bad news travels like a fast freight – good news by Pony Express! Better sleep on it! These are several quotes meaning the same thought. This brings to mind of the many quotes that are good advice. I recently thought of gossip and…

Read More

The Edina I Knew

My Aunt Net My Aunt Net was one of the favorite persons in my life. She was my mother’s older sister, who lived in Kirksville. She was a petite and delicate lady and a devout Christian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, which was only two blocks from the small boarding house…

Read More

On The Brighter Side

APRIL FOOL! April 1st – April Fool! Pranks and jokes are allowed on that day. Why? It is uncertain when and why this custom began. It is known that in 1700 English pranksters popularized the annual tradition of April Fool’s Day by playing jokes on each other. At that time it was called “All Fool’s…

Read More

Reflections and Inspirations

The Kitchen is Quiet A few weeks ago, rather than have evening services, our church family had a “Remember Ellen” night. Our sister and friend, Ellen Aylward, had blown us kisses and boarded the train for paradise. We needed a time of reflection and healing. There was no agenda for our “Remember Ellen” evening; people…

Read More

Pondering

Blessed Savior, We Adore Thee! One Saturday morning, my husband and I took a road trip up north to hopefully see a few eagles. Then, on the way, I was looking up and saw a jet stream spanning the sky far as the eye could see. Around the middle of it were white clouds shaped…

Read More

Rutledge Renegades

Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge will be meeting at the Pizza Hut in Memphis on Tuesday, March 23 at 11:00 AM. Meet at Zimmerman’s for carpool at 10:30. Neta Phillips went to Kirksville. Rutledge & Colony Flea Markets began on Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13. The will continue every month on the second…

Read More