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Pieces And Parts

March 10, 2015 If you’re like most people, you’ve seen a movie in which a character delivers a line that just sticks with you long after you’ve left the theater. more »»


March 5, 2015 What a great weekend:?Chamber Awards Banquet and Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation Grant Awards presentation were in the spotlight. more »»

What’s In A Word?

March 4, 2015 Everyone knows that there are words that have multiple meanings. more »»

Travel Iowa

February 26, 2015 Emmetsburg received some special recognition on the state level. Our community has been named to the Top Five March Events in Iowa. more »»

Backyard Treasures

February 24, 2015 Last Week I brought you 10 odd things found in backyards. But, like the old saying goes, we’ve saved the best for last. Here are the 10 oddest things ever found in a backyard. more »»

Taking Care Of The Trees

February 22, 2015 An article came across on the computer about winter stresses on trees and shrubs.?While it may not be visible, those trees are probably shivering beneath their bark. more »»

Backyard Treasures

February 17, 2015 Here’s another list of things, only this time, it’s somewhat historical in nature, and it could easily be duplicated right here, in our own backyar. more »»

Valentine's Day

February 12, 2015 Valentine’s Day puts a little sparkle in what might be an otherwise gray February day. The cards twinkle with glitter and flowers smell of Spring. more »»

Thanks, Coach

February 10, 2015 The first Saturday in February has meant the start of the road to the State Wrestling Tournament for high school athletes for years in Iowa. more »»

Check It Off

February 5, 2015 While we are just getting the last of Christmas put away, we take a giant leap into tax season. Just like Christmas, we can’t wait to get “something” back from the government. more »»

I Bet Not!

February 3, 2015 By the time you are able to read this, The GAME will be history, and one team’s fans will be crowing over the crowning achievement of winning the Lombardi Troph. more »»

Bullying Is Abuse – Don’t Mince The Terms

January 29, 2015 My world history is a little rough any more these days but when the world reaches the 70th anniversary of the release of prisoners of Auschwitz by the Russian soldiers on January 27, 1945, a person... more »»

January Thaw

January 27, 2015 How quickly we forget the bitter cold, sub-zero temperatures when the sun comes out and we are above 32-degrees Fahrenheit. more »»

A Line In The Dirt

January 22, 2015 There’s a fight brewing in our cozy little state, and before it’s all done, we could see something akin to a certain unpleasantness back in the 1860’s called the Civil War. more »»

Graphic Novels Vs Classic Novels

January 20, 2015 Helping my son to get his room cleaner than it normally is, I came across a book he was reading and could not believe what I was seeing. more »»

You Never Know What You’re Going To Get

January 15, 2015 Palo Alto County has been fortunate over the past 14 years to have a County Engineer in our midst, using his skills of engineering, budgeting and roots to rural Iowa to serve the residents of the... more »»

Attacks on Journalists Are an Attack On Freedom and Must Not Be Tolerated

January 13, 2015 Last Wednesday, the world was shocked and appalled by the deplorable attacks at the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. more »»

The Wallpaper Dilemma

January 8, 2015 Several weeks ago Chris and I began a journey that many of our family and friends predicted would happen. It was just a matter of time. We failed downsizing. more »»

Don’t Call Me Cold Blooded

January 7, 2015 I have to admit that after the past few days, I’m a bit perplexe. more »»

New Year Resolutions

January 2, 2015 New Year Resolutions are talked about more than they are kept. We all make them, and most all fall by the wayside in short orde. more »»



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