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OnFeb. 14, 1867, Sakichi Toyoda, whose textile machinery company spawned the Toyota Motor Corp., is born. In 1937, Toyota was formed as a spin…

February 07, 2016 2:09 pm(0)

The source of things toolish

The source of things toolish

His name was Mr. Satterley.

February 07, 2016 12:29 pm(0)

Vintage Valentines tell love stories of long ago

Vintage Valentines tell love stories of long ago

Cards are sprawled across the counter. They vary in size, shape, and color. Some are humorous, some are satirical, and others are achingly bea…

February 07, 2016 11:39 am Photos

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Collecting

Q: My mom and dad were among the first in Chicago to own a television set. It was an Emerson Model 608 console with pop-up screen. I have inhe…

February 03, 2016 5:03 pm(0)

Flashback

1. This one-name singer released “Don’t Expect Me to Be Your Friend.”

February 03, 2016 2:02 pm(0)

What's it for?

The Dunn County News presents the latest specimen in a locally-sponsored contest that asks the burning question “What’s It For?” On the first …

February 03, 2016 12:58 pm(0)

Moments in time

OnFeb. 7, 1881,plea bargaining gains favor in American courts when Albert McKenzie pleads guilty to a misdemeanor count of embezzlement instea…

January 31, 2016 2:04 pm(0)

Collecting

Q: We have a collection of 78-rpm and LP recordings, mostly classical. Could you provide me with the names of buyers?

January 31, 2016 1:55 pm(0)

Ask the Anytime Gal

Question: The popular activity trackers overwhelm me! I don’t have a smart phone nor am I very computer savvy. Is there one out there that wou…

January 31, 2016 10:20 am(1)

Trivia test

POLITICS:What sitting vice president shot and mortally wounded a political rival in a duel?LANGUAGE:What does the Latin suffix “grade” mean?MO…

January 27, 2016 4:36 pm(0)

Flashback

1. Name the artist who had a disco hit with “Contact.”

January 27, 2016 2:00 pm(0)

Collecting

Q: My dad was a salesman at Hasbro, and he managed to get one of the very first G.I. Joe dolls produced. I still have it and wonder about its value.

January 24, 2016 3:01 pm(0)

Strange, but True

It was 20th-century American historian, sociologist, philosopher and literary critic Lewis Mumford who made the following sage observation: “A…

January 23, 2016 4:22 pm(0)

Moments in Time

OnJan. 26, 1500, Spanish explorer Vicente Yanez Pinzon, who had commanded the Nina during Christopher Columbus’ first expedition to the New Wo…

January 23, 2016 2:44 pm(0)

Flashback

1. Name the group whose debut single was “New York Mining Disaster 1941.”

January 20, 2016 2:57 pm(0)

Someone's in the cook shack: Some mighty tasty bickle

Someone's in the cook shack: Some mighty tasty bickle

When the weather gets really cold, wouldn’t it be great to hop on a plane and fly to Jamaica? It would be great to be soaking up the sun while…

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Collecting

Q: At a garage sale, I found a Hopalong Cassidy radio manufactured by Arvin. It is red with a metal front depicting the cowboy star astride hi…

January 18, 2016 2:52 pm(0)

Senior News Line

It was a year ago that researchers revealed that singing could greatly help Parkinson’s disease patients with breathing, speaking and memory. …

January 17, 2016 5:17 pm(0)

Moments in Time

OnJan. 19, 1809, author Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston. By the time he was 3 years old, Poe’s parents had died, leaving him in the care of …

January 16, 2016 2:33 pm(0)

Collecting

Q: I have a 50-piece set of ruby glass. Several years ago, I was offered $75 per glass, but I want to sell the entire set. Any suggestions?

January 13, 2016 6:31 pm(0)

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