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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 »»

Lists Lists Lists

August 12, 2014 There’s no denying that I?enjoy reading some of these “Top Whatever”?listingsthat are published with regularity on the Internet for a lot of different reason. more »»

Irish Treasures

August 7, 2014 During my trip to Ireland last month I brought back lots of souvenirs! In the mix were the prerequisite t-shirts, hats and tons of postcards. more »»

RAGBRAI Review

August 5, 2014 It’s been two weeks, and people are still talking about RAGBRAI. Amid continued compliments, Emmetsburg is still riding the high of a job well done. more »»

Finding Nature

July 31, 2014 As much as we hate to admit it, we are entering the last weeks of summer. more »»

We Did Good!

July 29, 2014 The silence was almost deafening last Tuesday afternoon. Sure, there was the normal sound of traffic and daily goings-on, but our city by the lake was awfully quiet in a way. No, I’m not losing i. more »»

Cabin Life

July 24, 2014 Ah, cabin life! Recently Mark and I spent a couple of nights at our cabin, and it was wonderful! While we call it 'our' cabin, it actually belongs to Winnebago County Conservation. more »»

What's In A Name?

March 25, 2014 When I arrived at my desk back in November, there was a note posted on the computer monitor with a list of all the towns in our area covered by our papers. I did not find that at all unusual. more »»

`Twas A Grand Weekend For All

March 20, 2014 The “good byes” have been said, promises made to renew friendships in a year’s time, and the book closes on another St. Patrick’s Celebration in Iowa Irish Capitol. This past weekend’s St. more »»

A Lesson in Civics

February 27, 2014 I had a refresher lesson in civics recently when I attended Veterans Day on Capital Hill in Des Moines. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

November 26, 2013 If you happen to be in your late twenties, sitting around a campfire and discussing the good old days of college, it is inevitable that the conversation will turn to the subject of whose... more »»

The End of Summer

October 10, 2013 In Part 1 I mentioned that I was caring for my daughter, a teacher of middle school and high school English in Nebrask. more »»

Royal Flush

September 26, 2013 Despite the title of this piece, it isn’t about poker. For starters, I’m not good at poker, because for some reason, I?don’t possess a poker face. more »»

Celebrate May Day

April 30, 2013 Tomorrow begins the month of May. We welcomed April, but got fooled from the get-go as Spring turned into Winter then back to Spring. Are we now facing a giant leap into Summer? May 1 is “May Da. more »»

Garage Sale Season

April 25, 2013 The citywide garage sale is coming up next weekend. It’s time to clean out some clutter and put a little cash in your pocket while doing so. more »»

Spring Things

April 18, 2013 Spring is right around the corner, even though we are still experiencing days that look and feel like winter. We may go directly from winter to summer -- you just can’t out-guess Mother Nature. more »»

Chicks with Guns

April 16, 2013 Every year my dad does his own Christmas shopping. Usually his gifts garner a lot of complements and consist of something pretty like jewelr. more »»

This ‘N That

April 11, 2013 Usually, when I sit down to write a column, I’ve got some topic to tackle, offer a commentary on, or just want to share with you. But, I must confess – the idea shelf is empty. Pffffft. Nad. more »»

Community Papers Tops For News

April 9, 2013 Survey: Community papers still tops for local news -- That was the headline that of a National Newspaper Association press release. “The numbers are self-evident. more »»

 
 

 

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