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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 »»

It's Time

August 22, 2017 It’s time. Two words that, by themselves, with no explanation, allow the mind to run free with speculatio. more »»

Banned Books Around the World

August 17, 2017 This week I started reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. more »»

Facts and Myths Regarding A Solar Eclipse

August 15, 2017 We’ve been hearing about the ‘Great American Eclipse’ for at least a year, but the closer Monday, August 21 gets, the more you hear about it on the television, the radio and if you Google the ‘Great... more »»

They Paid Money For This?

August 10, 2017 We’ve all heard or seen stories about ridiculous spending for unnecessary studies and suc. more »»

The Dangers of Polypharmacy

August 8, 2017 Note: Never stop taking a medication without permission from your physica. more »»

The Squeal Award

August 3, 2017 I sometimes find it very hard to get ideas when my editorial is up. There is always a lot on the news about our President Donald Trump and the things that mainstream media finds questionable. more »»

Planned Obsolescence

August 1, 2017 It seems as though more and more often, the products we purchase for our everyday use seem to wear out faster, don’t work as well as their predecessors and can’t be repaired when they break down,... more »»



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