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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 »»

Influenza Needs To Be Taken Seriously

January 9, 2018 Influenza is a silent killer and needs to be taken seriously. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health as of Jan. 5 six Iowans have died from this silent killer. more »»

It’s A Dry Cold

January 4, 2018 To those snowbirds who always preface their conversations with the words, “Oh, it’s a dry heat.” I respond through chattering teeth. “Well, this is a dry cold. more »»

Death Penalty

January 3, 2018 Iowa is not a state that utilizes the death penalty, but there are still 31 that utilize this capital punishment. Many states had actually abolished the death penalty as a result of Furman . more »»

Fascism and Communism

December 28, 2017 Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind's most brutal century. more »»

Understanding Bitcoins

December 28, 2017 We’ve all heard about it on the news but how many of us understand what Bitcoins really are? I know the concept has me somewhat befuddled when trying to figure the idea of cryptocurrency out. more »»

A Time To Heal

December 27, 2017 For the Emmetsburg community, the last two weeks have been filled with shock, sadness and questions. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 21, 2017 One of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time has to do with Christmas. It first appeared September 21, 1897, in the pages of a leading newspaper of the day, the New York Sun. more »»



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