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Stars and Stripes

June 30, 2020 This Saturday is Independence Day, and our nation will celebrate with friends & family, food, and fireworks. more »»

Be Water Wise

June 26, 2020 It’s great swimming weather. When the weather turns hot and humid, there is no better way to cool off than to jump in the pool or the lake. more »»

Popping the Bubble

June 23, 2020 A personal touch can be enjoyable when it comes to experiences like shopping online, finding information through a search engine, or simply staying in touch with friends and family on social media... more »»

Summer Reading

June 18, 2020 Emmetsburg Public Library’s summer reading program for children is now underway. more »»

Class of 2020

June 17, 2020 Sunday saw a chapter close for many young individuals in our area as they donned cap and gown and celebrated their high school graduation. more »»

The Great Outdoors

June 12, 2020 Lately I've been bombarded with emails reminding me that June is National Camping Month and encouraging me to start preparing for my adventure in The Great Outdoor. more »»

A Walk In The Park

June 12, 2020 Here’s a bright spot in 2020: we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks this year. The Iowa DNR is promoting a walk through 20 state parks in 2020. more »»

Violence and Protest

June 9, 2020 The recent death of George Floyd, an African-American man killed at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, has once again opened old wounds and ignited a centuries-long discussion on racism's... more »»


June 9, 2020 Today, I have more questions than answers. When I learned that the number of COVID-19 cases in Palo Alto County had more than doubled, questions popped into my mind. more »»

A Difficult Subject

June 2, 2020 May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and though there are just a few days remaining, I would like to discuss a subject that is extremely important, not only this month but all year long, and that... more »»

Growing A Garden In Containers

June 2, 2020 Isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 brings out the creativity in everyone. What you can do in the confines of your home or apartment is pretty amazing. more »»

Different vs Same

May 22, 2020 Our lives have been consumed by COVID-19. We live in a world of constant warnings, constant updates, constant reminders to keep ourselves healthy and safe from the pandemic that has swept the world. more »»

On Memorial Day

May 22, 2020 It’s a different kind of Memorial Day this year. American flags will be flying and the graves will be decorated with flowers as usua. more »»

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 12, 2020 May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a time to shine a light on mental health to help lessen the stigma and create a more inclusive environmen. more »»

Think of Mom

May 12, 2020 Last week, out of the blue, this sudden thought popped into my head to go watch a movie. And not a movie on television. I want to go to our own Riviera theatre and watch a movie. more »»

Social Media Blues

May 12, 2020 I'm not a big fan of social media. more »»

Support Local News

May 5, 2020 In a rural community like ours, small businesses are a source of pride and a vital aspect of a thriving main stree. more »»

Open For Business

May 5, 2020 We have grown so accustomed to a solitary lifestyle, news from Governor Kim Reynolds that we will have a limited “re-opening” in Iowa the end of this week is good news ... I thin. more »»

To-Do List:

April 24, 2020 One would think, with more at-home time, the to-do list would dwindle. But, there is always something more to do. One of the items on my personal to-do list is to respond to the 2020 Census. more »»

Happy Earth Day

April 22, 2020 Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. more »»

Wait a minute...

April 15, 2020 Isn’t this supposed to be Spring? Easter Sunday dawned with snow on the ground. And it kept snowing and blowing all day long. more »»


Victorian House July 5, 2020

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

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