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Weather Or Not To Believe

March 20, 2018 No, that is not a mis-use of a word in the headline of this piece, rather, it’s an attempt at levity. (That’s a fancy way of saying I’m making a play on words, or a joke). more »»

A Little Leprechaun History

March 15, 2018 Growing up, I never did anything special to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. more »»

Give It Some Thought

March 13, 2018 It seems like every time we turn on the television news lately, some politician is either A- being thrown under the bus, so to speak, for their stand on an issue, or B - being called on to step down... more »»

Inside Scoop

March 8, 2018 The title of this column may be a little misleading, because in the glamorous old movie tradition of journalists, every reporter was after that “big scoop” that they could break and print first that... more »»

Unique, mysterious and lesser known facts about Ireland

March 6, 2018 March is finally here which means Saint?Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. In honor of St. more »»

Just Annoying

March 1, 2018 With Saturday’s snow throwing a wrench in my plans, I?spent a little time catching up on the old internet and came across a listing of things that are perfectly legal, but are really annoying. more »»

Are You Addicted to the Internet?

February 27, 2018 We live in a world of modern convenience. The answers to all of our questions lie at our fingertips. But when is it too much? According to psychguides. more »»

Common Sense Is Not Tolerated

February 22, 2018 Many, many moons ago, or to be more specific, back in 1988, I?was employed by the State of Iowa’s Department of Public Safety Communications Division. more »»

Why Hand Washing is Important

February 20, 2018 This year’s flu seems particularly bad. It doesn’t help that the flu shot is only about 25% effective. more »»

Things You May Not Know About President Lincoln

February 15, 2018 As millions of people prepare to celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln, celebrants can consider the following interesting tidbits about this incredibly influential man, courtesy of Factslides,... more »»

There Is A Need

February 13, 2018 I will preface this by stating unequivocably, I do not enjoy paying my taxes any more than anyone else does. more »»

Become An Official Stay Connected To High School Sports

February 8, 2018 by Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Alan Beste, Executive Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. more »»


February 6, 2018 One year ago I attempted suicide. I am diagnosed with major depressive disorder, severe generalize anxiety disorder, as well as anorexia/bulimia. more »»

Corn still fuels Iowa's economy

February 1, 2018 Corn production has been a key factor in the Iowa economy for more than 150 years. The state's 21st-century economy is characterized by increasing diversit. more »»

Why Does Iowa Have Only 99 Counties

January 30, 2018 We’ve all heard the story about how Iowa got its nickname “The Land Between Two Rivers,” but I’ve always wondered why there are only 99 counties in Iowa. more »»

Life Before The Internet

January 25, 2018 I bet a lot of you would be surprised if you sat down with friends and started thinking about things in your lifetime that have changed from then until now. more »»

Pregnancy Truths

January 23, 2018 As some you may or may not know, my husband and I are expecting our first child around May 15. more »»

Several Reasons We Need An Additional Deputy

January 18, 2018 At the risk of making anyone mad, I wish to visit the issue of an additional deputy for the sheriff’s department. more »»

Time For Reform

January 16, 2018 I like lists. It’s no secret, I enjoy a good list, no matter how trivial it might be, or how insignificant the information. more »»

Dangerous Resolutions

January 11, 2018 It’s the time of year for resolutions. Time to start that new diet or increase your hours at the gym. Unfortunately, this time of the year is often very dangerous for some individuals. more »»



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