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On Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. (well, more like 8:45 – they were late) students gathered in the Pause for comedy duo Dave and Ethan’s College Dating Coaches show. Some in the audience knew them from their on
The Friday, Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris shocked the world, and the effects of the tragedy were felt on the St. Olaf campus. The series of coordinated terrorist attacks, which included suicide b
Underneath, we still feel the pain It’s like fire chewing on wood Yet each morning we hide the flames Acting unlike what we should My home has been destroyed, My priorities have been changed
There are too many words and yet never enough. Too many roles to reveal But never adjectives descriptive enough A thread fraying with webs And webs fraying with threads As we try to braid them in
By Avery Ellfeldt ’19 A windy day, 68 degrees, my favorite song is playing and a whole lot more than air is swirling around my head. I’ve been at college for approximately six weeks, each one tea
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J.T. Starzecki talks of his world travels while representing his company, Sirius Minerals. Hour one wayneeddy111915 Hour two wayneeddy1119152 Click here to listen to the show! Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
This well-told, appealing book is the latest installment in Sullivan’s Harvester novels (The Cape Ann, The Empress of One, and Gardenias). Nell Stillman is a widow and third-grade schoolteacher living in the small, rural town of Harvester, Minn., in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. She struggles to raise her son, Hilly. They live in an apartment over Rabel’s Meat Market. Her younger cousin Elvira moves in as a live-in housekeeper when Hilly is young. Nell tutors her in reading and social graces. When pregnant Elvira leaves in disgrace for Chicago, Nell must endure the wagging of the town gossips. As the title suggests, the author establishes how Nell becomes a lifelong devotee to the works of the P.G. Wodehouse, starting with her finding Love Among the Chickens in the town library, a bookcase kept at the Water and Power Company. She indulges her escapist daydreams through his books, and she even corresponds with him. After Hilly returns home tormented with PTSD from his World War I military service, Nell increasingly turns to Wodehouse’s for her escape and enjoyment. Nell is a resilient protagonist. Although the reader doesn't know too much about her in earlier novels, we learn that she had a difficult life. Her husband, Bert, was abusive to her. When he died young, it was almost a relief to Nell, although she needed to work and protect her son. Although a married woman could not teach, when she became widowed she was allowed to teach. She was hired as a 3rd grade teacher. Nell had a number of friends over the years, and also had to put up with town gossips (Aunt Martha, Eudora, etc.) She has a long time relationship with a man she met while playing cards. One of the most poignant scenes in the novel is when Hilly comes home as a war hero, but he is suffering from PTSD, and is unable to get off the train and respond to the crowd cheering him. He has to relearn how to talk, read, take care of himself. He leads a tragic life.
Characters from The Cape Ann, The Empress of One, and Gardenias appear in this novel. Lark and her mother Arlene, Sally and her mother Stella Wheeler, and Beverly. The girls become friends of Nell’s as they grow up.
I really enjoyed the novel. Part of the charm is the historical details and the weaving of literature into this novel. Nell becomes a fan of P.G. Wodehouse, and Sullivan mentions many other pieces of literature. She emphasizes the healing power of literature. I tried to read hits novel slowly, so that I could read it longer. If you haven't read Faith Sullivan's earlier books, pick up The Cape Ann and begin. You won't be able to put her books down.
The Northfield Arts Guild presents the "organic vaudeville folk" duo, Jack and Kitty, on Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater — 411 West Third Street, Northfield, MN. Jack and Kitty
SAFE DRIVING FOR WINTER AND YEAR ROUND By John L. Fossum, Rice County Attorney This week’s snow storm is a good reminder about winter driving and safe driving generally. From 2012- 014 there were 15 traffic deaths in Rice County, ten of those were drivers or passengers in cars. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety […]
Northfield High School students will pour their hearts out in the first TORCH Poetry Slam on Friday.
Though this year's Winter Walk isn't until next week, an event giving Northfield residents the opportunity to win "Chamber Bucks" kicks off Saturday.
Founded in 1974 by Harvey Phillips, the now nationally and internationally known event called Tuba Christmas is returning to St. Olaf College at 3 p.m. on Saturday, in Boe Chapel.
For two Northfield chiropractors, there was plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving as they welcomed their first child to the family.
The goal of the initiative is to produce better outcomes for juvenile offenders while maintaining public safety.
Today’s news update – Lasley pleads guilty to possession of a machine gun; Nfld man gets 88 days for selling pot; MOM Brands heirs make historic donation; Council to vote on budget/levy
Lasley pleads guilty to possession of a machine gun 37 year old Edward Evan Lasley of Northfield pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a machine gun. Lasley was indicted on July 15th in US District Court after he sold the weapon and a silencer for $3,000 to an informant working with agents of the Cannon […]
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Jeff Johnson talks with Police Chief Monte Nelson about issues affecting Northfield residents including the first snowfall and parking issues. Click below to listen to the full interview:
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Though it has been deemed the holiday when the most DWIs are issued, the number of DWIs issued around the Thanksgiving holiday in Minnesota was down across the state.
The work on the Northfield Public Library is on track to be complete by spring, but the work for the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library continues.
For the full log of police calls, visit faribault.com/news/local or northfieldnews.com/news/local. You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at faribault.com or northfieldnews.com.