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Why Is It So Cold?

February 12, 2019 Like everyone else, I complained two weeks ago of the cold. It wasn’t just cold; it was brutal. And like many, I stayed home Tuesday and Wednesday that week. more »»

Planning For Spring

February 8, 2019 After experiencing days of brutally cold weather, we had a couple of nice days that made of think of Spring. Old Man Winter made his return and we’re back in the deep freez. more »»

Does She Deserve Parole?

February 6, 2019 In August 1969, Leslie Van Houten was just 19 years old and received the death penalty for her role in one of the most heinous crimes America has ever seen. more »»

The Art Of Writing

February 1, 2019 Whenever I see a signature written in cursive, I wonder about our younger generation. How many of them can write in cursive? The number is dwindlin. more »»

Congress Gets Paid While Others Don’t

January 29, 2019 The federal government was shut down on December 22, 2018. more »»

The Day The Music Died

January 25, 2019 “Was it really 60 years ago?” my sister asked. The 60th Anniversary Winter Dance Party at the Surf in Clear Lake is coming up. more »»

Is It Possible To Catch Up On Lost Sleep

January 23, 2019 I don’t know about anyone else, but I have always loved to sleep. However, I’ve never been a person that slept at night very well. For me, the more noise around me the better I sleep. more »»


January 18, 2019 Let’s celebrate Popcorn Day this weekend! The Popcorn Board says National Popcorn Day is celebrated the end of January, although its exact date is a matter of debate. more »»

How Times Have Changed

January 15, 2019 When Emmetsburg played West Bend-Mallard in basketball last week, I went to the game to take pictures. more »»

Unconditional Love A Story About Adoption

January 11, 2019 It’s safe to say one of the greatest feelings in the world comes from the warmth of being unconditionally loved. Unconditional love begins at birth. more »»

Our Unhealthy View of Mental Illness

January 8, 2019 Mental health. These two little words will cause people to cast judgment or simply turn away. It is the ultimate stigma in the world toda. more »»

Iowa Migrated to San Antonio for the Valero Alamo Bowl

January 3, 2019 Iowa migrated to San Antonio for the Valero Alamo Bowl. Visiting family here, we set off to join the crowd. My grandson and I went to the River Walk the day of the Pep Rally. more »»

A B C's of Winter

December 27, 2018 Like many, I receive emails from friends and family who live in the southern states where it seldom gets below 40 degrees. more »»

Legalized Medical Marijuana in Iowa

December 27, 2018 In 2017 Iowa Legislators passed a bill making marijuana for medical use legal in Iowa. December 1st of this year, five dispensaries in Iowa opened their doors. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 21, 2018 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 »»

What Is Santa Like In Russia?

December 18, 2018 Around the world, you can find a different version of what Santa Claus is, what he does and how he travels. more »»

It’s A Wonderful Performance

December 13, 2018 “It’s A Wonderful Life” is a wonderful performance. Once again, Main Street Community Theatre has brought us the best of the best on stag. more »»

Zodiac Signs - Do They Fit

December 11, 2018 I’m not a believer in astrology, nor do I believe that what my horoscope says in newspapers, magazines, etc. is even close to what the outcome could be. more »»

The Cost of Staying Alive

December 4, 2018 Rising costs for patented drugs drive growth of pharmaceutical spending in the U.S., according to the 2017 Health of America report. more »»

It’s a Wonderful Life

November 30, 2018 Next month, Main Street Community Theater stages “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The play, of course, is based on the 1946 Frank Capra classic; a movie that has become synonymous with Christmas. more »»



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