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Back In The Saddle

July 20, 2018 To paraphrase General Douglas MacArthur from back in the 1940’s, “I?Have Returned.” No, it was not wading ashore in the heat of battle, as the General did. more »»

Our National Symbol

July 18, 2018 Growing up in Iowa, I never saw a Bald Eagle in the wild. I have always thought the Bald Eagle is such a majestic bird, but when you look at its eyes, it’s a majestic bird with an attitude. more »»

Remembering ... And Looking Forward

July 13, 2018 A celebration of 50 years of wrestling Emmetsburg High School was held this past weekend. From the very beginning of planning, it was a high energy project. more »»

‘Move Over’ Law

July 10, 2018 Anyone who has changed a tire next to 70 MPH traffic will appreciate the MOVE OVER law update that took effect July 1. more »»

Top 10 Weather Phobias

July 6, 2018 We all know someone that is afraid of something. In fact, for one out of every 10 Americans, the weather is something to be feared. For many of us weather is innately mesmerizing. more »»

An Engaged Citizenry

July 3, 2018 As a younger man, I cared nothing about politics. The first time I was eligible to vote, I voted Libertarian because I though it would make me cool. I did not know what Libertarian meant. more »»

Summer Vacation

June 29, 2018 I retired one year ago the end of this month. Since then, it has been summer vacation every day - almost. more »»

Enough Is Enough

June 26, 2018 Last week the Supervisors approved another five hog confinements to be built in Palo Alto County. more »»

An Extraordinary Ordinary Man

June 22, 2018 Last week in an editorial, my colleague, Anesa McGregor, challenged our subscribers and readers to get back to the basics and read. more »»

The Three Rs

June 20, 2018 There is new meaning to the three Rs. In my youth it was reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmetic. Today it stands for Reduce • Reuse • Recycle We have curbside recycling in Emmetsburg twice each month. more »»

Getting Back To The Basics

June 15, 2018 In our ever-changing world of technological advances, children and adults are finding new ways of entertainment via the Internet, video games, etc. In moderation, there is nothing wrong with thi. more »»

Hard to Figure

June 13, 2018 I don’t often like to comment publically on political issues, especially those that are being batted back and forth out in Washington D.C. more »»

The inexplicable lure of drugs

June 7, 2018 Crime in small Iowa towns jumped 50 percent in 2016. Not surprisingly, methamphetamine played a role in the surge. more »»

Where Have You Gone, Archie Bunker?

June 5, 2018 This country is governed by mob rule. Not the mob of old. Not the mob armed with pitchforks and torches to impale or burn out a perpetrator or patsy. Today’s mob agitates and foments in cyberspace. more »»

Early Voting Is Underway

May 31, 2018 Primary Election Day in the Hawkeye State is June 5. more »»

Take The Time To Remember Our Heroes

May 30, 2018 Monday was Memorial Day. For many people, it is a time to welcome the summer season by taking advantage of a three-day holiday weekend to spend relaxing time with friends and family. more »»

New Shooting; Same Apathy

May 25, 2018 More students have died in school shootings this year than have military personnel on active duty. The Santa Fe High School shooting marked the 22nd school shooting in 201. more »»

A Month To Celebrate

May 22, 2018 May is a month to celebrate for Iowa Agriculture. Gov. Kim Reynolds has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. more »»

The Places You’ll Go

May 18, 2018 ercises, you often hear student speakers quoting from the works of childhood author Dr. Seuss and his book, “The Places You’ll Go. more »»

I Can Drive 55!

May 15, 2018 On my way here from California I drove through Nevada, Colorado and Nebraska. I was delighted to find 75 mph zones dotting some of the highways in these states. Iowa put the brakes to my gle. more »»



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