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Attacks on Journalists Are an Attack On Freedom and Must Not Be Tolerated

January 13, 2015 Last Wednesday, the world was shocked and appalled by the deplorable attacks at the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. more »»

The Wallpaper Dilemma

January 8, 2015 Several weeks ago Chris and I began a journey that many of our family and friends predicted would happen. It was just a matter of time. We failed downsizing. more »»

Don’t Call Me Cold Blooded

January 7, 2015 I have to admit that after the past few days, I’m a bit perplexe. more »»

New Year Resolutions

January 2, 2015 New Year Resolutions are talked about more than they are kept. We all make them, and most all fall by the wayside in short orde. more »»

Memories Made To Last And Teach

December 30, 2014 During the Christmas season, so many people are giving of their hearts and not always recognized for it. more »»

Not For Snowbirds

December 26, 2014 While pondering a column, I found this timely little selection, 25 Coldest Large American Cities You Should Avoid This Winter. (And Emmetsburg is NOT on the list. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 24, 2014 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 »»

Christmases Long, Long Ago

December 18, 2014 Seeing Santa Claus at the Emmetsburg Fire Hall was a page out of my history book. When we were children, we went to the fire hall in West Bend to see Santa. more »»

In Case You Didn’t Know

December 18, 2014 To the Editor: Casual conversation over lunch with a co-worker one day a while ago leads me to this letter. Too often good deeds go unnoticed and I think this is one that deserves some credit. more »»

Dreaming By The Wood Stove

December 16, 2014 My daughter, in this season of merriness, reminded me of how innocent Christmas use to be. That it wasn’t always about gifts and expensive meals and parties but strictly honesty and lov. more »»

A Crispy Christmas

December 11, 2014 When you read this (hopefully you read this, that is…) Christmas Day will be exactly 14 days away. more »»

Celebrate In Emmetsburg

December 9, 2014 Emmetsburg certainly knows how to stage a celebration. more »»

The Kitchen Dance

November 25, 2014 In my house I have a Galley or Corridor Kitchen. This style is best described as a simple two wall design or two facing lines. more »»

Slowing Down

September 25, 2014 In today’s society, things seem to have become easier through technology and the like, but sometimes I like to just slow down -- especially since some of the modern conveniences I have yet to catch... more »»

Looking Back

September 23, 2014 As I sit at my desk on a Sunday evening, I’m looking over a wedding invitation from the oldest daughter of some very good friends, who will be getting married this coming Saturday. more »»

A Day in September

September 18, 2014 As summer began to give way to Autumn I had the most exquisite day in downtown Emmetsburg. more »»

It’s Not Time Yet

September 16, 2014 Friday night’s frost scare sent people scurrying outdoors with old blankets and sheets to cover flowers and vegetable plants. more »»

Back Country Roads

September 11, 2014 Traveling the back roads of the county this past weekend, I observed that fall really is around the corner. more »»

Decisions, Decisions

September 9, 2014 I have a dilemma here – a very simple one at that – what to write about. more »»

By The Numbers

September 3, 2014 When I was working on the Project LIBERTY section, a most fascinating piece was “LIBERTY By The Numbers.” We had talked about how much one of those bales might weigh:. Now we know:?1,500 pound. more »»

 
 
 

 

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