September 30th, 2016 by Gary Osberg

Today is homecoming in Upsala. In my day it was the Upsala `Cardinals’, but some time ago Upsala football merged with Swanville and now it is the USA (Upsala Swanville Area) `Patriots’. Some of my favorite memories of football games are those played in the mud. I was an overweight freshman on the Upsala Cardinal […]

September 23rd, 2016 by Gary Osberg

Fall is upon us. The days are getting shorter and football is back. The Tommies are coming to St. John’s tomorrow, so it will be a little rowdy in St. Joe on Saturday night. Sunday morning there will be a service for Jacob Wetterling at the College of St. Benedict followed by the Millstream Arts […]

September 16th, 2016 by Gary Osberg

43 years ago yesterday I attended an auction on the Gust and Agnes Olson farm located on the north shore of Cedar Lake west of Upsala. I ended up as the high bidder on an old farmstead on the lake. The trick to winning at an auction is to never hesitate. When it is your […]

September 15th, 2016 by Gary Osberg

I celebrated my tenth birthday on a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean. My mother along and with her four children were returning from a stint as U.S. Army dependents stationed in Vienna, Austria. My Dad was held over in Vienna and when he arrived in Upsala a few weeks later, Ma along with brother Brian […]

September 2nd, 2016 by Gary Osberg

I ran across a video that Erik posted last July. His son, Walleye Willie, is fishing for Big Blue Gill. Willie seems to have the `lingo’ down. His enthusiasm is contagious and makes the point “It is not about having time, it’s about making time.” Tomorrow’s show is another special focus on family. If […]