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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 »»

An Undercover World

July 27, 2017 Advice to aspiring writers: write what you know. Dana Ridenour took that advice and ran with it in her first novel “Behind the Mask. more »»

Helping Teenagers Cope With Grief

July 25, 2017 In the past few weeks, our county has been devastated by the deaths of four young me. more »»

The Opium Epidemic

July 20, 2017 I was listening to the radio on my way top work this past Tuesday when a report came on regarding Opium use and availability on the streets in our Stat. more »»

It Does It All!

July 19, 2017 I will state from the outset, I am not one who partakes of cucumbers so I’ll have to rely on you folks to let me know if these facts are the real deal or an empty political promis. more »»

Why So Emotional?

July 13, 2017 Emotions are icky. Some of them make us feel terrible. They’re hard to talk about to other people especially when they’re negative, but they’re something that everyone experiences. more »»



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