November 30th, 2018 by Gary Osberg

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on this day in 1835. He is better known by his pen name Mark Twain. His family moved to Hannibal, Missouri when he was 4 years old. When he was 16 he began working as a typesetter and contributor of articles and humorous sketches for the Hannibal Journal. In 1867, […]

November 16th, 2018 by Gary Osberg

Years ago I met a woman whose father was a doctor in Cold Spring.  His brother was also a doctor and they would take turns covering for each other during vacations.  One year the brother and his family drove to California in their “woody” station wagon.  At the end of the first week the doctor […]

November 9th, 2018 by Gary Osberg

Sunday is Veterans Day. Building a monument to honor our veterans requires dedication, commitment and a team to get the job done. It takes an artist willing to spend the time researching, designing and creating the paintings. It takes a committed group of individuals to share the dream and raise the money. And most importantly, […]

November 2nd, 2018 by Gary Osberg

In January of 1971 I went to my city council meeting in Coon Rapids to complain about snowmobiles running up and down the streets in my neighborhood. I came home and told Marcia that I was sure that I could do better than those who were representing us. I had met Pat Cleath at a […]