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Obscure Iowa History

July 12, 2016 I was reminiscing about my grade school days a while back, and Iowa History came to min. more »»

It’s Time For Fair Fare

July 7, 2016 One of the best parts of going to a fair is the food -- fair fare! It doesn’t matter what fair you attend, there is always something tasty. more »»

The First Year

July 6, 2016 The end of June marked a milestone for me, I have been with the paper for one year. It seems like just yesterday I was writing this editorial on my first six months. more »»

It's A Conspiracy!

June 30, 2016 While driving home from the race track Saturday night, I was surfing AM radio for a change and landed on a talk show based out of St. more »»

Celebrate With The Magic of Fireworks

June 28, 2016 Fourth of July is a happy holiday, celebrating the United States’ independence as a union. more »»

Fun in the Sun

June 23, 2016 Finally, the weather we have longed for has arrived. The temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer, it’s summertime once again. more »»

Time Slips Away

June 21, 2016 I’ve been asked often by people out and about “How do you come up with the things that you write about?” That question in itself doesn’t really have a simple answe. more »»

Taking Care Of Business

June 16, 2016 Moving day comes down to a matter of what to keep and what to sell and what to throw away. I took part in a move recently and decided it is time to take stock of my own possessions. more »»

What Makes Iowa Unique

June 14, 2016 I never realized how difficult it could be to come up with ideas for editorials, mainly because I had never thought about them until this past year. more »»

Wash Your Hands

June 9, 2016 For what seems like an eternity, one of the big topics on the national news scene has been the issue of transgender bathrooms. more »»

Mini-Vacations In Iowa

June 7, 2016 School is out for the summer and it’s time to take a few mini-vacations around the state. more »»

Remember Messages From the Past

June 2, 2016 Over the long holiday weekend, I decided to spend some time outside enjoying the first long weekend of the summer. more »»

Urban Legends

June 1, 2016 In a conversation with friends the other day, we got talking about urban legends and the fact that for the most part, they were a bunch of bun. more »»

And So The Summer Begins

May 26, 2016 Memorial Day signals the unofficial beginning of summer. This is a time when children get out of school, except this year they have a few “snow days” to make up. more »»

Safety Tips For The First Holiday Of Summer

May 24, 2016 Memorial Day Weekend is a time when friends and family gather together for barbecues, outdoor recreation and remembering lost veterans. more »»

Graduation Day

May 19, 2016 It’s the time of the year when a full range of emotions can be found at any given instan. more »»

A Tasty Road Trip

May 17, 2016 Here is a “tasty” road trip, courtesy of Jessica O’Riley, Tourism Communications Manager, Iowa Tourism Office. more »»

Looking At The Positive Side

May 12, 2016 I’m sure there will be many that read this and not appreciate a look at the positive side of wind farms. I have lived in the area my entire life. more »»

Vacation Ideas

May 10, 2016 I can’t quite believe it was just three weeks ago that I?returned from a mini-vacation to Nashville. more »»

How Now, No Cows?

May 5, 2016 The headline caught my eye quickly – “Milk industry drying up in Northern Minnesota?” Growing up on a farm where our neighbors milked cows, I have a pretty good idea of the dairy business; spent som... more »»



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