The seam ripper is a notion used in sewing. It has a handle at one end and a U-shaped, pointy steel head at the other end. There is one longer point (reminds me of a fork tine) and a shorter point, sometimes covered with a ball-shaped point.
Democratic Sen. Byron P. Harrison of Mississippi called the remarks “unfortunate in the extreme.”
I found myself daydreaming about a much larger job while performing a small assembly task at home this week.
Director Denis Villeneuve wants to communicate how grandiose “Dune” can be as an adaptation, and he succeeds in that respect. But he foolishly dismisses the vital character building and political backstabbing that Frank Herbert — the novel’s author — injected into his story.
I think it is important to tell my constituents where I stand on Covid-19 vaccine and mask mandates.
Oct. 15-22 has been promoted as “Hastings Week 2021.”
How many birthdays do you celebrate in your family?
The Oct 16 front page article “AG: Doctors can prescribe off-label coronavirus drugs” presents a confusing message.
Holidays are often very busy times for crafters. I’ve been busy knitting away on a few gifts, with more gifts to make by Christmas. I did do a few of the gifts throughout the summer, but my list is far from finished.
There seems to be something for everyone in the massive spending packages now working their way through Congress.
Just over a year ago, a deal was signed on the White House lawn between Israel and two tiny Arab Gulf countries.
Here is where the Old Contrarian (me) seeks to diminish the importance of what Old Yeller (not the 1956 children’s book, but the 45th president of the United States) did the other day by traveling to Iowa and proclaiming that the 2020 election was “rigged” and that Washington Democrats are t…
Americans continue to have a dim view of Congress. And for good reason.
The human brain is an amazing thing. Some are more amazing than others, of course, but amazing just the same.
Two weeks ago I turned 30, with a lot on my mind — excelling at work, furnishing a new apartment, wondering “Why does my lower back suddenly ache?” That kind of stuff.
Life stays interesting in one way or another. I like that about it, usually.
Knit and crochet projects start with a foundation row or chain. However, it can be confusing when it comes to counting the rows on a knit or crochet project.
I need you to do me a favor.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” will satisfy fans who liked the first “Venom” movie, but it won’t make new fans.
I follow the science and trust the experts, but let’s be honest: They don’t always get it right.
Do me a favor. Take a minute and look back over your years.
I’ve been working on stash busting my collection of yarn. It seems the more I knit or crochet, the more new yarn appears in my knitting bag.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. Ben Platt is 28 years old, and he plays a high school senior in the film adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen.” He is too old for the role, and the makeup department did him no favors.
I’ve always been a fan of the comics while reading the newspaper. Or should I call them the “funnies.”
Although the city plans to demolish the 16th Street viaduct, some citizens still want it repaired at a high cost both to taxpayers and to the environment (cement’s carbon dioxide emissions).
Having family in Hastings, Grand Island and many other Nebraska towns, I read the article “Nebraska health experts decry state’s lackluster vaccination rate” in the Sept. 25 Hastings Tribune.
A few days ago, I packed a month’s worth of stuff and drove five hours to spend a week with my oldest, his wife and their two little ones.
This is to commend the St. Cecilia volleyball team for its act of kindness toward the Doniphan-Trumbull team following the loss of a classmate in a car accident.
My sister will celebrate her birthday this week, but it won’t be much of a celebration.
Here are some key measurements you need to make well-fitting knit or crochet socks or slippers.
The League of Women Voters of Hastings announces that Sept. 28, 2021 is National Voter Registration Day. According the U.S. census data, as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote.
I feel like a politician. I don’t really have anything to say, so I’ll spend the next 700 words saying it.
We’ve come a long way over the last year.
No one can deny that Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend. The 91-year-old has made an indelible mark in the history of cinema as both a bold filmmaker and actor. “Cry Macho” is not one of the bright spots in his otherwise distinguished career, but the movie’s failures don’t land solely in E…
Fabric, pattern and all sewing notions are purchased and you’re ready to sew. You take and match your body measurements to the exact size listed on the pattern or pattern envelope.
Three random topics for the third Friday in September, while we all wonder when the humidity is going to go away.
“Malignant” is a terrifying yet terrible horror movie. Director James Wan creates a bone-chilling, blood-curdling atmosphere in his latest film, but he spoils it with cliche dialogue and laughable acting.
How well do you know the people you love?
I went to the red store with a bullseye as its logo on my day off last week.
Do an internet search and you can find several craft conferences and seminars which may be a one-day, a short weekend excursion or an entire week of classes. It’s exciting to share your love of your craft with like-minded participants. However, one internet search and hit of the enter button…
I’m thinking maybe I should be putting electricians on full alert.
Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is underway, and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” shows that Marvel still has plenty to offer fans.
This one word is for each Hastings City Council member: WHY?
Twenty years ago, the United States suffered the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
On a recent Sunday morning, when we weren’t quite awake, but the coffee was hot, my husband picked a CD from his vast collection and said, “We could use a little Gospel.”
Price of fabric is a consideration when purchasing supplies for your craft project. Sometimes it’s better to pay a little more per yard of fabric and end up with a good quality product. Let’s start with looking at the label on the end of the bolt of fabric.
This coming weekend is the time each year when we give thanks to and for American workers — the people who get up every day to be the wind beneath the wings of our country’s communities and economy.
I don’t know for sure what — if anything — it means, but it appears I have gone full circle.
Before I saw the new “Candyman,” I watched the original 1992 movie. That was both a great decision and a poor one. Because I saw the original, I understood the twisted references to the older film, but I was also more critical of the 2021 spiritual sequel.
Over the past year, Nebraska’s economy has been booming, creating more and more great opportunities here in the Good Life.