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Do The Right Thing

January 19, 2016 For almost eight months now, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors has been approached by Palo Alto County Sheriff Lynn Schultes, asking for the authority to hire an additional full-time Dispatc... more »»

What's The Buzzz?

January 14, 2016 Cold winter days allow your mind wander to warmer times. Garden catalogs come in the mail and there just isn't enough space for all the wonderful plants that would look beautiful when they bloom. more »»

Six Months Later

January 12, 2016 Being a local girl, I know many in the county. Growing up in Ayrshire and working in Emmetsburg has given me the opportunity to at least recognize the face even if I can’t put a name to it. more »»

Let’s Not Get Too Greedy

January 8, 2016 Unless you’ve lived in a vacuum the past year, nearly every resident of Northwest Iowa is aware of the lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works Board against Buena Vista, Sac and Calhoun Counties... more »»

When The Weather Outside Gets Frightful

January 5, 2016 Winter travel has its challenges. Holiday winter travel is downright baffling. Leaving Emmetsburg a few days before Christmas, it was 27-degrees and a bit foggy. more »»

Where Did The Year Go?

January 4, 2016 I was thinking the other day about something to write about and thought, “Where Did the Year Go?” I catch myself saying similar things during conversations with people but this was the first time I... more »»

Resolution Assistance

December 29, 2015 With New Year’s Eve coming up Thursday night, people will once again make New Year’s Resolutions, and unfortunately, the vast majority of those resolutions will crash and burn soon after this Frida. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 24, 2015 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 »»

Ours Only For A Little While...

December 23, 2015 There it was, sitting in a display case on my daughters night stand… a baseball bearing the name and emblem of Major League Baseball. more »»

Underrated? No, We’re Iowa

December 17, 2015 The topic of this column is not about the lack of respect shown to the Iowa Hawkeyes through the football season, even though I?could write volumes about it. more »»

Christmas is Coming

December 15, 2015 Ready or not - here it comes! Christmas is only ten days away. The anxious faces of young ones as they see Santa Claus is always priceles. more »»

Winter ABC’s

December 10, 2015 Like many, I receive emails from friends and family who live in the southern states where it seldom gets below 40 degrees. more »»

And So It Begins

December 8, 2015 As I?sat at my computer thinking about the topic for this visit, a phrase I’d heard in a TV show the other night sort of elbowed its way into the forefront. “And so it begins. more »»

Home For The Holidays

December 3, 2015 “Home for the Holidays” – Beginning with Thanksgiving, families gather together through Christmas. What a warm feeling. Our extended family enjoyed Thanksgiving together. more »»

Childhood Memories

December 1, 2015 I sit here on the farm listening to the wind blow and watching the snowfall during the first snowstorm of the year, and I remember snowstorms of my childhood. more »»

No Double Standards

November 27, 2015 Some interesting questions need to be answered about a lawsuit that could have very far-reaching effects on agriculture in Iowa and across the United States. more »»

Giving Thanks

November 24, 2015 This time of year there are numerous articles and columns written about Thanksgiving and giving thanks. We have so much for which we are thankful, and we should express those thoughts every day. more »»

10 Spots To Visit

November 19, 2015 Since I’ve become fond of lists of things you didn’t know (or worry about), I’ve found lots of off-the-wall things and place. more »»

A Look At Freedom

November 17, 2015 Freedom – We all enjoy the comforts of what that word represents, usually without giving it a second thought. more »»

Rules Of Iowa

November 12, 2015 A friend living in Omaha sent me the following set of rules for living in Iowa, after watching and hearing lots of “Urban”?ideas and comments about us folks out here “in the sticks,” as it were. more »»



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