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Tips for Caring for Man’s Best Friend in Summer Heat

July 16, 2019 After all the rain, people as well as man’s best friend, want to be outside. We need to be careful in extreme heat and take care of our best friends. more »»

Flapjacks or Pancakes

July 11, 2019 What a whirlwind weekend! Remember the song “Summertime - when the living is easy...”? The pace of the Fourth of July holiday weekend was nothing short of craz. more »»

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Is it Gone Forever

July 9, 2019 Everyday I find myself flabbergasted over the lack of respect or no respect that is shown by people every day. more »»

Generational Names in the United States

July 2, 2019 I have always wondered how the different generations got their names in the United States. In doing research on this subject, I discovered the reasoning behind some of the generational names. more »»

The Great Spencer Fire


Scammers Are Always Trying To Get You

June 25, 2019 What are your family roots? Learning the answer to this question has gone far beyond looking through old newspapers in the genealogy room at the library. more »»

Let’s Catch Up

June 20, 2019 Once agin, it’s a busy time of year.?Lots of things on the calendar! Let’s catch up. One item that caught my eye is a field day in Algona, hosted by Practical Farmers of Iowa. more »»

Pay a Visit to the Farm News Ag Show

June 11, 2019 Exhibits, informative speakers, entertainment, prizes and more are all on the agenda Farm News is hosting its first of two farm shows for 2019. The one day event will he held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. more »»

Cooking - 70 Years Ago

June 7, 2019 Barb Currans’ 1948 cookbook “What’s Cookin’??in Palo Alto County” was published by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary #2295, Emmetsburg. The book is in remarkable condition. more »»

Cookbook Lore

May 31, 2019 There are those who collect cookbooks and those who read cookbooks and there are those who cook with cookbooks. Those of us who are “non-cooks” fit all three categories at one time or another. more »»

Make It OK! It Starts With You

May 29, 2019 Depression might be more common than you think There are 19 million Americans living with depression, and it affects everyone differently. more »»

New Cookbook Is A Great Read

May 16, 2019 Every once in a while you come across a treasure worth sharing. The Gluten-Free Grains cookbook is written by Quelcy Kogel, daughter of Regina and Doug Kogel of Emmetsburg. more »»

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Let’s Make It OK

May 14, 2019 I’ve written a few times about my son’s struggle with mental health issue. more »»

Feeling Inadequate Seven Strategies to Silence Your Inner Critic

May 7, 2019 As my own worse critic, I understand the feeling of inadequacy and that little voice inside your head that only feeds the fire making it all the worse. more »»

English is NOT The Official Language of the United States

May 1, 2019 Surfing the Web can take a person to strange places and it can also teach someone a great deal. Personally, I like the sites that are full of history. more »»

Common Oxymorons Contradicting Words

April 25, 2019 Have you ever thought about some of the figures of speech you use or have used throughout life. more »»

Easter Pets

April 19, 2019 Visiting with an area farmer recently, he related having chickens on the farm. His children routinely collect the eggs and they have enough to share with family and friends. more »»

Think Iowa Is Boring Stay Awhile

April 17, 2019 Every year, newspapers and magazines (especially in big cities on the east coast come out with their 10-this or that state. more »»

April Showers or Snow Showers

April 12, 2019 “April showers bring May flowers.” Little blue scilla are showing their blooms. A day or two of warm Spring weather helped bring their little faces out in the open. The tulips are budding, too. more »»

Are You Really Happy or Simply Pretending?

April 9, 2019 We’ve all come across those people, the ones who are just overflowing with happiness and cheerfulness. The kind of people I look at and think, “No one can be that happ. more »»

Stopping a Mosquito Outbreak

April 3, 2019 Finally, signs of the changing season is all around us. The days are longer. The temperature is rising, The robins are back. Yep, spring is here. more »»


Victorian House July 21, 2019

Victorian House Museum open from 1 to 4 p.m. more »

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