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It’s A Dry Cold

January 4, 2018 To those snowbirds who always preface their conversations with the words, “Oh, it’s a dry heat.” I respond through chattering teeth. “Well, this is a dry cold. more »»

Death Penalty

January 3, 2018 Iowa is not a state that utilizes the death penalty, but there are still 31 that utilize this capital punishment. Many states had actually abolished the death penalty as a result of Furman . more »»

Fascism and Communism

December 28, 2017 Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind's most brutal century. more »»

Understanding Bitcoins

December 28, 2017 We’ve all heard about it on the news but how many of us understand what Bitcoins really are? I know the concept has me somewhat befuddled when trying to figure the idea of cryptocurrency out. more »»

A Time To Heal

December 27, 2017 For the Emmetsburg community, the last two weeks have been filled with shock, sadness and questions. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 21, 2017 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 »»

Net Neutrality

December 19, 2017 On Thursday, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules put in place during Barack Obama’s presidency. This has caused a range of emotions for many people from anger to happiness to confusion. more »»

Ten Reasons Not To Care About Being Liked

December 15, 2017 There are those people in the world that wants to be liked by everyone. more »»

Lest We Forget

December 12, 2017 I’ve always had a deep appreciation of history through my life, as a student in school and through our contemporary times. more »»

When Should We Give Our Kids Smartphones?

December 7, 2017 Currently, we’re in the golden age of technology. more »»

Are We Trying To Erase Our History

December 5, 2017 We are a country of monuments. Everywhere you look you will find a monument to someone, something, someplace, etc. more »»

At What Price?

November 30, 2017 For those of you who have known me over the years, you know that I’ve worked in a few professions along with journalism for a total of 30-plus years, the last 26 years here in Emmetsbur. more »»


November 28, 2017 Even though Thanksgiving has officially passed, I think it’s important to recognize and remember the significance of the holiday. more »»

These Changin Times!

November 21, 2017 Whether I like it or not, I must admit that I am not what is referred to as a “Generation X’er” – I’m more like a tail-end of the Baby Boomers. more »»

How Things Have Changed

November 16, 2017 Spending the first 13 years of my life on a farm, I consider myself a farm girl. I grew up knowing animals and farming, although fieldwork was not my strong point. more »»

What Do We Do About Gun Control in the United States?

November 14, 2017 More than one third of Americans claim that there is a gun in their household. By that estimate, there are between 270 million to 310 million guns in the United States. more »»

Honoring Those Who Served

November 9, 2017 By the calendar, this Saturday is Veterans’ Day, a day in which we pay tribute to those who have served our nation in conflicts during our history, as well as those who paid the ultimate price to... more »»

Five Tips For Introverts To Deal With Social Exhaustion

November 7, 2017 A person can find all kinds of information on the Internet. It’s trying to decide what is fact and what has been puffed up to make whatever the topic is more interesting. more »»

Daylight Savings Time

November 2, 2017 Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night before you go to bed! Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end and that means our days are getting shorter. more »»

Clearing Out The Notebook

October 31, 2017 The end of November is at hand and for this reporter, it’s time to clean out a notebook full of thoughts and random points that have accumulated since the start of the Fall Sports seasons back in th... more »»



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