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Spring Things

April 18, 2013 Spring is right around the corner, even though we are still experiencing days that look and feel like winter. We may go directly from winter to summer -- you just can’t out-guess Mother Nature. more »»

Chicks with Guns

April 16, 2013 Every year my dad does his own Christmas shopping. Usually his gifts garner a lot of complements and consist of something pretty like jewelr. more »»

This ‘N That

April 11, 2013 Usually, when I sit down to write a column, I’ve got some topic to tackle, offer a commentary on, or just want to share with you. But, I must confess – the idea shelf is empty. Pffffft. Nad. more »»

Community Papers Tops For News

April 9, 2013 Survey: Community papers still tops for local news -- That was the headline that of a National Newspaper Association press release. “The numbers are self-evident. more »»

Signs of Spring!

April 4, 2013 I think spring is finally going to make an appearance. I was doubtful for a while but signs of spring are popping up all over. more »»

A Reprieve – For Now

April 2, 2013 For a long, long time, I’ve felt that our society has become litigation-happy. more »»

A ‘White’ Easter?

March 28, 2013 How long has it been since we’ve had a “white” Easter? White Christmas, yes. But Easter? We should research how often Easter lands in March. Not to say, however, that there hasn’t been snow in Apri. more »»

March Madness

March 26, 2013 It’s that time of year, folks. A time when an estimated 3 million employees spend one to three hours following NCAA basketball games instead of working. more »»

Do The Zombie

March 21, 2013 OK, let’s make it perfectly clear – I’ve never been all that great a fan of horror movies or the old “slash and scream” type of shows, such as Halloween and the Texas Chainsaw Masssacre. more »»

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

March 19, 2013 Farmers in 1,271 counties across 39 states have the opportunity to grow the next generation by nominating a rural, public school district to apply for a grant of up to $25,000. more »»

Unfavorable Conditions

March 14, 2013 As I left the Junior Miss Shamrock Pageant on Sunday, I was greeted with heavy snowfall, blowing wind and slippery streets. more »»

No Big Secret

March 12, 2013 Even though I spend a lot of time at a computer in the course of a day’s work, I also spend my fair share of time at home surfing the web, looking for column ideas and such. more »»

Spring Break

March 7, 2013 Will you be taking a spring break this year? March seems to be the time of year to head out for a little respite for those suffering from Cabin Fever. more »»

Women’s History Month

March 5, 2013 I received yet another “Going Away Party” invite in my email inbox the other day. Typically this would be disappointing to see another good friend move away but this year has been different. more »»


February 28, 2013 At the risk of sounding like an extremist, I’m going to lay an idea out for your consideration. For the last few weeks, the new catchphrase coming out of our nation’s capital has been “Sequester. more »»

A Time To Look To The Future

February 26, 2013 Predictions of winter storms had us all a little skittish last Thursday. Events were cancelled and others postponed. Some schools even sent students home early, trying to beat the weather. more »»

The Family Tree

February 21, 2013 I was up at the courthouse recently gathering information for a story when it dawned on me I had never physically researched public records that weren’t already on the web. more »»

We’re Fighting Back

February 19, 2013 The announcement was a shock in itself in the sporting world – the International Olympic Committee announcing its plans to discontinue the sport of Wrestling at the Summer Olympics. more »»

Tomorrow’s Leaders Making A Difference

February 14, 2013 Five outstanding, young Emmetsburg residents were honored at the Chamber Banquet last Friday night. Four of the five returned “home” to Emmetsburg to be in business and raise their familie. more »»

The Proposal

February 12, 2013 One of my first missions when I got to town was scouting out the local shops. I had heard stores like ETC and A Heavenly Celebration were popular places for bridal registrie. more »»



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