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Clearing Out The Notebook

October 31, 2017 The end of November is at hand and for this reporter, it’s time to clean out a notebook full of thoughts and random points that have accumulated since the start of the Fall Sports seasons back in th... more »»

So How Big Is The Problem

October 26, 2017 I had never really heard about the emerald ash borer until I heard about it on tv. more »»

Where Did Halloween Come From?

October 24, 2017 As Halloween approaches, it occurred to me that I don’t know the origins of this “holiday.” I know that another name for it is “All Hallows Eve. more »»

Soybeans are big business in Iowa

October 19, 2017 Editor’s Note: This opinion article was originally published in The Fort Dodge Messenger on Sept. 25, 2017. more »»

Is Titanium Really Worth It

October 17, 2017 Since the 1990s, titanium has been used more and more to produce rings, but is this really a good choice? I have an interesting story about a titanium ring that I will tell you shortl. more »»

Oh Deer!

October 12, 2017 State Farm Insurance recently issued its annual rankings of states where the odds of a driver hitting a deer, elk or moose with a vehicle are the most common. more »»

Wedding Traditions

October 10, 2017 This past summer, I have been invited to numerous weddings. As I’ve attended these ceremonies, I have noticed many traditions present at all of them. more »»

We Don’t Own The Skyline

October 5, 2017 So many comments have been made about views and what is seen; but we don’t own the skyline. Growing up, I played in large groves, which was a wonderland. more »»

In Memoriam

October 3, 2017 This isn’t the space where you normally find obituaries printed in our newspapers, but if you’ll bear with me for a moment, things will become clearer. more »»

Freedom of Speech

September 28, 2017 The past couple of days every time a news alert pops up on my phone my heart jumps a little. It feels likes one of our nation’s fundamental rights seems to be being challenged. more »»

What Is A Nontraditional Student?

September 26, 2017 With college classes getting underway, I am reminded of when I went back to school. more »»

owa senators team to protect students

September 21, 2017 This Opinion article was originally published in The Messanger located in Fort Dodge on July 28, 2017. Getting a college education can be important to success in life. more »»

Homecoming Season Is Here

September 20, 2017 As the calendar pages begin to fall like the leaves from the trees, the High School Homecomig season is at hand in our county schools. more »»

How Do We Get Blueberries?

September 14, 2017 Have you ever wondered how some of our fruit ends up on our table? We have access to so many items that aren’t produced in Iowa that we give little thought to where they come from and how they got... more »»

Have We Really Changed?

September 12, 2017 This past Monday marked the 16th Anniversary of the day terror came knocking on our door and changed the face of America forever and changed the way we viewed the world. more »»

Consider The Kids

September 7, 2017 Next Tuesday is School Board election day across the state of Iowa. Here in Palo Alto County, there are contested elections in all three of our public school districts. more »»

The Need for Biofuels

September 6, 2017 On Tuesday, August 29, I had the pleasure of meeting Iowa Senator Charles Grassley. One topic that has been on the mind of many citizens of Emmetsburg is biofuels. more »»

Kind of a Letdown

August 31, 2017 For well over a month, we’ve been hearing about the Great American Eclipse of 2017 and in the last couple of weeks it’s been talked about several times a day on television. more »»

Wind power is growing in Iowa

August 29, 2017 Windmills once dotted the Iowa landscap. more »»

High School Activities Bring Communities Together

August 23, 2017 by Bob Gardner Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations Alan Beste Executive Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Tailgates. Pep rallie. more »»



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