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Push Of Spring

April 15, 2014 The push of Spring has officially arrived and I can tell it everywhere! I awoke this morning to bright sunshine and the whirl of the street cleaner, followed closely by a lawnmower and knew, it has... more »»

I Don’t Recall...

April 10, 2014 The national media has been all abuzz of late over General Motors’ problems with ignition switches that may shut off if the key ring is too heavy. more »»

Coming To Grips With The Attic

April 8, 2014 A good way to keep up with Iowa Press Women friends is to pick up a newspaper... more »»

One Large Community

April 3, 2014 “Iowa is one big community.” That was the conclusion made by a women I met at the Iowa State Fair last summer while at a Commission of Veterans Affairs even. more »»

That Explains It!

April 1, 2014 I like the off-beat stuff – you know, the news stories that always make the very end of the hourly newscasts on the radio, or those “believe it or not” stories at the end of the network news. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

March 27, 2014 Just over a year ago I was sitting in the Minneapolis airport with my family as we waited for our flight to Disney World to board. more »»

Picking Up After Ourselves

March 27, 2014 On those occasional days of Spring (the ones without cold North winds and the other ones with no snow) people are out and about enjoying the sunshin. more »»

What's In A Name?

March 25, 2014 When I arrived at my desk back in November, there was a note posted on the computer monitor with a list of all the towns in our area covered by our papers. I did not find that at all unusual. more »»

`Twas A Grand Weekend For All

March 20, 2014 The “good byes” have been said, promises made to renew friendships in a year’s time, and the book closes on another St. Patrick’s Celebration in Iowa Irish Capitol. This past weekend’s St. more »»

Spring In The Air

March 18, 2014 Thursday is officially the first day of Spring. Now don’t get all excited about balmy breezes and blooming flowers. That just isn’t going to happen for a while. We are still in the month of March. more »»

Making Irish Soda Bread

March 13, 2014 My colleagues here at the paper tell me I am in for a treat this week in Emmetsburg. Like many, our family acknowledges St. Patrick’s Day with a number of traditions. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

March 13, 2014 The most recent issue of Health magazine arrived in my mailbox last week, with the headline: Alison Sweeney and Her Super Balanced Life! Allison Sweeny is an actress, host of The Biggest Loser and... more »»

Smorgasbord Time

March 11, 2014 Anyone who knows me well knows one thing I really can’t back away from is a good smorgasbord. To be more specific, I like my vittles.. There, I said it, and I’m proud of it. more »»

In Like A Lion

March 6, 2014 March came roaring in like a lion last Saturday - with snow, wind and sub-zero temps. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m ready for some days in the 30s and 40s - on a regular basis. more »»

Getting Stuck

March 4, 2014 In the twenty years I've lived in Iowa I have never been 'stuck' overnight because of winter weather...until this winter! I go to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. more »»

A Lesson in Civics

February 27, 2014 I had a refresher lesson in civics recently when I attended Veterans Day on Capital Hill in Des Moines. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

February 25, 2014 Before we had children, my husband and I lived in downtown Minneapolis with two large dogs, Reggie and Griffey, whom we liked to refer to as our parents’ “grandchildren”. more »»

Road Trip Iowa

February 19, 2014 “Travelers in Iowa spent more money in the state in 2013 versus 2012, according to the 2013 Iowa Welcome Center Survey Report. more »»

Winter Escape

February 18, 2014 After two amazing weeks in Florida visiting family in the middle of January, Iowa welcomed me back with blizzard warnings and waking to temperatures that were below 0. Still, for me, Iowa is home. more »»

Let’s Read!

February 13, 2014 Understanding the written word is critical in this business. And it is great to know there are teachers who have devoted their careers to helping students navigate the path to literacy. more »»



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