Opinion

To the editor North Branch has a terrible fear of change. We need revenue from new business to pay the bills.  Our community and city council is failing.  Older businesses are closing, most recently Skelton Drug. We need to be business friendly, or it’ll get quiet around here.  It’ll be more expensive to live and [...]

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In the mail yesterday, I received two new, shiny credit cards — one for me, and the other for my wife, since we’re on the same account. They were the last ones I had to replace after “losing” my wallet a couple of weeks ago. Notice the quotation marks around that word. My wife and [...]

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You may not know or care much about public notices, but you should. They are the legally required notices in newspapers and websites that identify government budget proposals, financial statements, minutes of meetings of the governing body, new ordinances and public hearing notices, some of which may result in a tax assessment to the befitting [...]

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I didn’t know Phyllis Lindberg very long — I met her probably about a year and a half ago — but during the time I knew her, I learned she was a bright, engaging woman who was passionate about her community. Phyllis, 93, died Feb. 26. She lived in North Branch almost her entire life, [...]

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To the editor Phyllis Lindberg was not afraid of dying. She went home to meet her Lord last Wednesday. Now, there was a lady for young women to look up to and emulate. I know because she had a profound impact on my life. For one thing, she told me I couldn’t be old as [...]

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by Phyllis Lindberg This column was originally printed in the March 20, 2013 issue of the Post Review.  I am writing this article to share the rich history of a place in North Branch that may not be fully appreciated in 2013. The first recorded commercial activity on the southeast corner of Highway 95 and [...]

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