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Dreaming By The Wood Stove

December 16, 2014 My daughter, in this season of merriness, reminded me of how innocent Christmas use to be. That it wasn’t always about gifts and expensive meals and parties but strictly honesty and lov. more »»

A Crispy Christmas

December 11, 2014 When you read this (hopefully you read this, that is…) Christmas Day will be exactly 14 days away. more »»

Celebrate In Emmetsburg

December 9, 2014 Emmetsburg certainly knows how to stage a celebration. more »»

The Start of Christmas Holiday Cheer

December 3, 2014 As Thanksgiving celebrating winds down in our home, our thoughts go toward how to decorate the house for Christmas. more »»

Ode To The Harvest

December 2, 2014 I’ll make no bones about it – even though I’ve been in this newspaper business for close to 30 years full and part time, I’m still a farm ki. more »»

Keeping It Local

November 28, 2014 The recent weather has certainly reminded me that Christmas is just around the corner. With snow on the ground, I started giving some serious thought to Christmas gifts. more »»

The Kitchen Dance

November 25, 2014 In my house I have a Galley or Corridor Kitchen. This style is best described as a simple two wall design or two facing lines. more »»

Slowing Down

September 25, 2014 In today’s society, things seem to have become easier through technology and the like, but sometimes I like to just slow down -- especially since some of the modern conveniences I have yet to catch... more »»

Looking Back

September 23, 2014 As I sit at my desk on a Sunday evening, I’m looking over a wedding invitation from the oldest daughter of some very good friends, who will be getting married this coming Saturday. more »»

A Day in September

September 18, 2014 As summer began to give way to Autumn I had the most exquisite day in downtown Emmetsburg. more »»

It’s Not Time Yet

September 16, 2014 Friday night’s frost scare sent people scurrying outdoors with old blankets and sheets to cover flowers and vegetable plants. more »»

Back Country Roads

September 11, 2014 Traveling the back roads of the county this past weekend, I observed that fall really is around the corner. more »»

Decisions, Decisions

September 9, 2014 I have a dilemma here – a very simple one at that – what to write about. more »»

By The Numbers

September 3, 2014 When I was working on the Project LIBERTY section, a most fascinating piece was “LIBERTY By The Numbers.” We had talked about how much one of those bales might weigh:. Now we know:?1,500 pound. more »»

Best of Friends

September 3, 2014 Forty years ago I met a pretty little red-haired girl. She came to our school bus stop and began to lean against the pole. "No", I told her, "that's the spit pole. more »»

Words For Youth

August 28, 2014 Every so often, no matter what community you may be in, the topic turns to the youth of the community and how they are frustrated with a lack of activities geared towards them. more »»

60 Miles Per Hour

August 26, 2014 Most people think of 60 mph as the speed of a vehicle. While this is true, rural folks have another meaning of the term and it involves callus cruelt. more »»

A Blast From The Past

August 21, 2014 Recently Chris and I spent a Friday Night at the Superior 71 Drive-In and saw Into the Storm as well as Guardians of the Galaxy. more »»

Autumn Leaves of Summer Solstice

August 19, 2014 My niece was married on June 21st, the day that the sun is at it's northern most point. My parents attended, traveling to Iowa from Florida, heading north with the su. more »»

Remembering Andy

August 14, 2014 Our newspaper readers often contribute interesting items to the staff. Recently, I visited with former Emmetsburg resident Arlene Hutton Cook. more »»

 
 
 

 

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