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Scalia: The Man, The Justice

February 17, 2016 I am not a politician and I will never claim to be. I generally don’t discuss politics, even at home, because most of the time my viewpoint greatly differs from those around me and starts an argument. more »»

Keeping Up

February 16, 2016 There’s an old expression, “Keeping Up With The Joneses” which has been used to address that mindset that people have that goes, “if my neighbor has something, well then, I should have it, to. more »»

When Tax Time Makes You Smile

February 11, 2016 It’s time to start thinking about filing income tax returns. This is a pleasant thought for those expecting a refund; not so pleasant for those who have to pay in. more »»

As The Stomach Turns

February 9, 2016 As you read this column, the 50th Anniversary of the NFL?Championship is history. Either the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos won the game on the scoreboard. more »»

Here Comes The Storm

February 5, 2016 For the past week, we have been hearing about the snow storm. Of course, we didn’t know how the storm was going to track...but...we were certain to be in the path of 8 to 12 inches of new snow. more »»

“Thank You” To The Truck Driver

February 2, 2016 Hopefully I don’t open up a can of worms with this column. I felt the need to write it only because a member of my family has been a truck driver for 25 years and it is a thankless job. more »»

The Winter Ritual

January 28, 2016 The Bi-annual rites of Winter have occurred within the past week, and actually almost went by unnoticed by a majority of folks. more »»

Biofuels in 2016

January 28, 2016 by Jeff Broin Agriculture – and the whole Iowa economy it supports – could take a significant blow in 2016 if voters don’t make Midwestern priorities their guide at the February caucuses. more »»

Iowa Caucus

January 26, 2016 The Iowa Caucuses are next week. Do you plan to participate? It occurred to me there may be some who don"t know anything about the caucuses. more »»

Predicting The Weather

January 21, 2016 Growing up on a farm in northwest Iowa, I listened to many of the superstitious predictions of my parents, aunts and uncles, and just grown ups in general. more »»

Do The Right Thing

January 19, 2016 For almost eight months now, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors has been approached by Palo Alto County Sheriff Lynn Schultes, asking for the authority to hire an additional full-time Dispatc... more »»

What's The Buzzz?

January 14, 2016 Cold winter days allow your mind wander to warmer times. Garden catalogs come in the mail and there just isn't enough space for all the wonderful plants that would look beautiful when they bloom. more »»

Six Months Later

January 12, 2016 Being a local girl, I know many in the county. Growing up in Ayrshire and working in Emmetsburg has given me the opportunity to at least recognize the face even if I can’t put a name to it. more »»

Let’s Not Get Too Greedy

January 8, 2016 Unless you’ve lived in a vacuum the past year, nearly every resident of Northwest Iowa is aware of the lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works Board against Buena Vista, Sac and Calhoun Counties... more »»

When The Weather Outside Gets Frightful

January 5, 2016 Winter travel has its challenges. Holiday winter travel is downright baffling. Leaving Emmetsburg a few days before Christmas, it was 27-degrees and a bit foggy. more »»

Where Did The Year Go?

January 4, 2016 I was thinking the other day about something to write about and thought, “Where Did the Year Go?” I catch myself saying similar things during conversations with people but this was the first time I... more »»

Resolution Assistance

December 29, 2015 With New Year’s Eve coming up Thursday night, people will once again make New Year’s Resolutions, and unfortunately, the vast majority of those resolutions will crash and burn soon after this Frida. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 24, 2015 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 »»

Ours Only For A Little While...

December 23, 2015 There it was, sitting in a display case on my daughters night stand… a baseball bearing the name and emblem of Major League Baseball. more »»

Underrated? No, We’re Iowa

December 17, 2015 The topic of this column is not about the lack of respect shown to the Iowa Hawkeyes through the football season, even though I?could write volumes about it. more »»



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