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Before I Was A Mom

January 24, 2017 Seeing pictures of the first baby born at PACH this year reminded me that my son was the first baby born in the county in 1993 and he turned 24 years ol. more »»

Thoughts Turn To Gardening

January 19, 2017 When the weather is cold and blowing and the ground is covered with ice and snow, thoughts turn to gardening. It’s a great escape. more »»

Did You Survive Friday?

January 17, 2017 Hopefully you all survived last Friday the 13th without incidents. more »»

How To Know If You Are Addicted to Facebook

January 12, 2017 Over 400 million people are Facebook users and half of them visit every day to post, socialize, play games and network. more »»

Battling Cold and Flu

January 10, 2017 Welcome to the new year! This is the time of year when students return to school and come home with colds, flu and sore throats. Parents bring those germs from home to work and everyone is exposed. more »»

Conservation Ensures A Bright Future

January 5, 2017 From the time the first European settlers made Iowa their home, the stateás rich, productive farmland has been at the heart of the state’s economy. more »»

Music That Heals

January 3, 2017 With Editor Jane gone over the holidays, things have been a little hectic at the newspaper office, with altered deadlines for presstimes due to the holidays. more »»

New Beginnings

December 29, 2016 All the hype and build up of Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve is coming fast. more »»

Holiday Attitudes

December 27, 2016 The Christmas holiday, according to the calendar, is over, and New Year’s is just a few short days away. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 22, 2016 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 »»

For the Teachers

December 20, 2016 It seems like it was just Christmas and here it is four days away already. As a kid growing up, I couldn’t wait for Christmas to get here. more »»

Holiday Traditions

December 15, 2016 The hustle and bustle of the holidays starts at Thanksgiving and wraps up with the beginning of the new year. more »»

Iowa's Loss Is A Plus For The Nation

December 13, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump vowed during the campaign that his administration would make closing the U.S. trade deficit with China a top priority. more »»

Bah! Humbug!

December 8, 2016 I’m pretty sure everyone is familiar with Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, a holiday tale of a green character who disliked Christmas, the bright lights, packages and celebration. more »»

Pearl Harbor – 75 Years Later

December 6, 2016 It was a day, that as President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “….would live in infamy. more »»

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

December 1, 2016 This past weekend was a great beginning to the holiday season. Children and their parents came to the Pizza Ranch to see Santa Claus. more »»

Where’d It Go?

November 29, 2016 For fans of high school football in Iowa, there’s a little withdrawal anxiety going on right now. The season officially came to a close on Friday, Nov. more »»

Your Own Worst Critic -- How to Change That

November 25, 2016 I am one of those who are over critical of everything that I do, almost to the point of being a perfectionist. more »»

Turkey Talk

November 22, 2016 This Thanksgiving, the state of Iowa will be represented in the spotlight of the nation's historic holiday tradition as President Obama pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey. more »»

Youth Are Our Future

November 17, 2016 We’ve had a week to digest the outcome of the Presidential elections, and whether your candidate won or lost, the people spoke through their votes. more »»



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