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Net Neutrality

December 19, 2017 On Thursday, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules put in place during Barack Obama’s presidency. This has caused a range of emotions for many people from anger to happiness to confusion. more »»

Ten Reasons Not To Care About Being Liked

December 15, 2017 There are those people in the world that wants to be liked by everyone. more »»

Lest We Forget

December 12, 2017 I’ve always had a deep appreciation of history through my life, as a student in school and through our contemporary times. more »»

When Should We Give Our Kids Smartphones?

December 7, 2017 Currently, we’re in the golden age of technology. more »»

Are We Trying To Erase Our History

December 5, 2017 We are a country of monuments. Everywhere you look you will find a monument to someone, something, someplace, etc. more »»

At What Price?

November 30, 2017 For those of you who have known me over the years, you know that I’ve worked in a few professions along with journalism for a total of 30-plus years, the last 26 years here in Emmetsbur. more »»


November 28, 2017 Even though Thanksgiving has officially passed, I think it’s important to recognize and remember the significance of the holiday. more »»

These Changin Times!

November 21, 2017 Whether I like it or not, I must admit that I am not what is referred to as a “Generation X’er” – I’m more like a tail-end of the Baby Boomers. more »»

How Things Have Changed

November 16, 2017 Spending the first 13 years of my life on a farm, I consider myself a farm girl. I grew up knowing animals and farming, although fieldwork was not my strong point. more »»

What Do We Do About Gun Control in the United States?

November 14, 2017 More than one third of Americans claim that there is a gun in their household. By that estimate, there are between 270 million to 310 million guns in the United States. more »»

Honoring Those Who Served

November 9, 2017 By the calendar, this Saturday is Veterans’ Day, a day in which we pay tribute to those who have served our nation in conflicts during our history, as well as those who paid the ultimate price to... more »»

Five Tips For Introverts To Deal With Social Exhaustion

November 7, 2017 A person can find all kinds of information on the Internet. It’s trying to decide what is fact and what has been puffed up to make whatever the topic is more interesting. more »»

Daylight Savings Time

November 2, 2017 Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night before you go to bed! Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end and that means our days are getting shorter. more »»

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 »»



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