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New Shooting; Same Apathy

May 25, 2018 More students have died in school shootings this year than have military personnel on active duty. The Santa Fe High School shooting marked the 22nd school shooting in 201. more »»

A Month To Celebrate

May 22, 2018 May is a month to celebrate for Iowa Agriculture. Gov. Kim Reynolds has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. more »»

The Places You’ll Go

May 18, 2018 ercises, you often hear student speakers quoting from the works of childhood author Dr. Seuss and his book, “The Places You’ll Go. more »»

I Can Drive 55!

May 15, 2018 On my way here from California I drove through Nevada, Colorado and Nebraska. I was delighted to find 75 mph zones dotting some of the highways in these states. Iowa put the brakes to my gle. more »»

Taking A Breath

May 3, 2018 It’s been an interesting month, to say the least, for this journalis. more »»

Conservation Keeps Iowa Prosperous

May 1, 2018 From the time the first European settlers made Iowa their home, the state's rich, productive farmland has been at the heart of the state's economy. more »»

USDA-SBA Partnership Makes Sense

April 26, 2018 Keeping the farm economy strong requires that the business communities in the small towns throughout rural also thrive. That's why a new partnership between the U.. more »»

The Clock Is Winding Down

April 24, 2018 Looking at the calendar on the wall next to my computer this morning, it struck me that here we are, almost done with April, Winter has completely ceased to be funny, and the sad fact of it all is... more »»

Why Hometown Traditional Media Will Trend in 2018

April 19, 2018 by Josh Fleming, Vice President of Marketing Bank Iowa, Humboldt, IA During a recent Advertising Federation panel discussion, a few marketers got on stage to talk about what not to do in 2018. more »»

Playing Sports For More Than A Scholarship

April 17, 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 Many parents across... more »»

“Friends” Emmetsburg Style

April 12, 2018 I have officially been gone from the paper for a little over a week, and I already feel so out of the loop as to what has been going on in town! Reading the paper is not nearly the same as... more »»

The Great Winter Siege of ‘18

April 10, 2018 I’ve often used this space at various times to poke fun at weather forecasters and prognosticators, and for that, I?am truly very, very sorry..... more »»

Shifting Gears

April 5, 2018 For those of you who haven’t heard the news, as of this past Monday, yours truly has acquired a new title. I am now the Editor of The Reporter and The Democrat newspaper. more »»

Thank You, Everyone

April 3, 2018 As everyone that is over the age of 10 knows life doesn’t always go according to plan. Last week I wrote an editorial announcing that my last day would be May 1. more »»

How to recognize signs of heat stroke in dogs

March 29, 2018 Summer is a great time of year for people and their pets to enjoy the great outdoors and soak up some sun. more »»

You Never Quit Learning

March 27, 2018 I can’t remember for sure who it was, but I’ve got a pretty good suspicion that it was a high school teacher of mine who said “life is a daily learning experience. more »»

Pregnancy Truths Part Two

March 22, 2018 As the middle of May quickly approaches (but to be honest, not quickly enough), I have once again had the opportunity to reflect on the past seven months- specifically the past two. more »»

Weather Or Not To Believe

March 20, 2018 No, that is not a mis-use of a word in the headline of this piece, rather, it’s an attempt at levity. (That’s a fancy way of saying I’m making a play on words, or a joke). more »»

A Little Leprechaun History

March 15, 2018 Growing up, I never did anything special to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. more »»

Give It Some Thought

March 13, 2018 It seems like every time we turn on the television news lately, some politician is either A- being thrown under the bus, so to speak, for their stand on an issue, or B - being called on to step down... more »»



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