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Make Up Your Mind

May 11, 2017 Here in Iowa, we enjoy so many things that we often take for granted. more »»

Biting Insects Of Summer

May 9, 2017 Having snow on May 1st makes it hard to think about those biting insects of summer. The most annoying insect I can think of is the mosquito. more »»

The End of an Era

May 4, 2017 By Brad Deutser (originally featured in NYdailynews.com) From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. more »»

It’s All About Community

May 2, 2017 It may not feel like Spring today, but the calendar is filling up with Springtime activities. Check out what’s happening in the Palo Alto County area. more »»

A Reality Check

April 27, 2017 When you’re a teenager, there are a lot of things on your mind as the school year winds down. Summer activities, vacation, a job, you know, fun things. more »»

How To Know You Are Getting Older

April 25, 2017 At almost 53 years of age, I have never considered myself old. I can still ride a skateboard, even though some of the old tricks might cause a broken hip if I fall. more »»

Rabbit! Rabbit!

April 20, 2017 “Have you ever heard the superstition of saying ‘rabbit rabbit rabbit’ as soon as you wake up on the first of each month to bring good luck?” The text query from my granddaughter, Cole, came through... more »»

Springtime Reminders

April 18, 2017 Though the calendar says we are firmly in Spring time, the sun hasn’t apparently gotten the memo, or is still on Daylight Savings Time, whichever you choose to belive. more »»

Invasive Plant Species

April 13, 2017 With April being designated invasive species awareness month, I decided to take a look at just a few of the invasive species we have in Iow. more »»

It’s Spring

April 11, 2017 Spring has officially arrived -- the first daffodil bloom in my garden opened Monday. With a little rain and a lot of sunshine, more will open their bright faces this week before Easter. more »»

Are You Listening?

April 6, 2017 Life in Iowa has been quite interesting of late, or at least since the start of the current Legislative sessio. more »»

RAGBRAI Facts

April 4, 2017 As I write this, there are 113 days 12 hours 34 minutes until the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa begins for 2017. more »»

Entertainment In Your Back Yard

March 30, 2017 What talent we have in our own back yard -- and I am not talking about the busy little bunnies, the squirrels and our returning winged friends who sing to us each morning. more »»

Disproven Myths

March 28, 2017 Time to turn to the Internet for some little-known trivia, in the form of myths that still exist, but have been disproven. more »»

My Unusual Hobby

March 24, 2017 Like almost everyone in the world, I have those things that I consider fun and relaxing, almost therapeutic. more »»

Where Do I Come From

March 21, 2017 With St. Pat’s Day this past weekend, I began to wonder about where my family came from. What nationalities make me who I am and how far back I could trace my genealog. more »»

Smile And The World Smiles With You

March 16, 2017 Growing up in the small community of West Bend, my father encouraged us to “smile and say hello” to people we would meet on the stree. more »»

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2017 Here we are, the week of St. Patrick’s Day. There is snow on the ground, that may or may not be there on Saturday when we have our grand parade. more »»

What A Weekend

March 9, 2017 The first busload of performers pulled into the parking lot at Emmetsburg High School about 3:45 last Friday afternoon. more »»

What Really Inspired The Iditarod?

March 7, 2017 The Iditarod Dog Sled Race is currently underway. It is an eight-day race that covers 970 miles and tests the stamina of man and beast. more »»

 
 
 

 

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