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Honoring Our Friends

March 3, 2011 The annual Chamber Banquet is a very special occasion when we have the opportunity to honor our very own - our friends. That was the case last Friday night. more »»


March 1, 2011 To the Editor: I’m the publisher of an Iowa daily newspaper. As is the case with most American dailies, a corporation owns my newspaper and my corporate owners do not live in my city. more »»

Learning The Culture

February 24, 2011 Jacob will turn 18 months old on Feb. 28, and he’s just beginning to show signs that he’s starting to learn our primitive Hall House customs and culture. more »»

Losing Focus

February 22, 2011 The 2011 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament is history in more ways than one. more »»

Exploring History

February 17, 2011 Palo Alto County has talent. Through the years we have seen talent in the arts and talent in athletics, talent in the classroom and talent in the workplace. more »»

Hands Off

February 15, 2011 Let’s say you had a business. more »»

Cheer Up

February 10, 2011 It’s been too bloomin’ cold of late for a serious column. more »»

A Word From Our Sponsors

February 8, 2011 “And now, a word from our sponsors. more »»

Snow Days of Yore

February 3, 2011 Do you remember when you were a kid and had a snow day or two to yourself? It seems to me we didn’t have as many snow days back then as we do now. more »»

The Good Old Days?

February 1, 2011 How many times haven’t you caught yourself uttering the famous line, “well, back in the day…. more »»

Here’s A Word ...Or Two

January 27, 2011 Words are wonderful. We see the birth of new words (the fairly new “ginormous” comes to mind) and the overuse of other words (“viral” has recently come under attack). more »»

The Most Depressing Day of the Year

January 25, 2011 I can’t think of a single person who is fond of January. more »»

Packin’ Heat

January 20, 2011 “Someone is here to see you,” the receptionist said over the intercom. I pushed my chair back from my desk, stood and started walking to the reception area. more »»

What Color Is Emmetsburg?

January 18, 2011 Whatever you want to know is on the Internet. While skimming an article on “What are your true colors?” I noticed it referenced Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Pantone Color Institute. more »»

Who’s To Blame?

January 13, 2011 The mass shooting in Arizona has everyone shocked. It’s hard to wrap your mind around these situations whenever life is taken so suddenly and violentl. more »»

A Silent Epidemic?

January 11, 2011 In our little corner of the world, we are blessed with many recreational opportunities, including fishing, boating and swimming, because of our proximity to lakes and rivers. more »»

Winter Holiday

January 6, 2011 Travel from the cold and snow of Emmetsburg to the sunshine and warmth of San Antonio and jump into tech world: Smart Phones, iTouch, iPod, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nook (e-reader) and everything else I... more »»

Be Happier In 2011

January 4, 2011 As we begin a new year, it’s appropriate to look back on the previous year and note the good and the bad, and thoughtfully consider ways to make the new year better than the last. more »»

What’s Behind Us

December 30, 2010 In just a few hours, the 2010 calendar will be coming off the wall and be replaced by the 2011 version. A new year, 365 days worth of unknowns and challenges. more »»

It All Begins With A Smile!

December 28, 2010 This is the month that we’re all busy with the hustle and bustle of holidays. more »»



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