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It's graduation season in Palo Alto County. Many area high school seniors are currently celebrating their hard work and stellar achievements with family and friends, excited about what the future has in store. I offer my sincerest congratulations to … more
Did you know that a little dirt is good for kids? Who would have thought! Reading an article from ISU Extension the author writes about dirt and water creating mud - which provides limitless opportunities for children to play and learn. … more
Bodies of water provide a myriad of outdoor activities throughout the seasons. Adults can be seen on Five Island Lake fishing, boating, skiing, ice fishing, kayaking, cross country skiing, congregating on the sandbar and giving friends and family a … more
As our winged friends continue to migrate to their summer homes, we all want them to stop at our feeders. Some will stay for a day and others will stay for the summer. There are some rules you need to follow if you are feeding the birds. … more
It has been a strange, difficult year. As the pandemic swept across the country and invaded our small community, we saw numerous individuals rise to the occasion and become more than mere bystanders. Most notably among these heroes has been our … more
We had a bit of a snow “storm” Sunday morning. I didn’t amount to much, but enough to make the grass white - for a while. It didn’t stick to the sidewalks or the streets. For the most part, all traces of snow melted by mid-afternoon. … more
On April 1, 1865 the Steamboat Bertrand hit a submerged log which sank this vessel headed toward Montana by way of the Missouri River. According to the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near Missouri Valley, Iowa, “Half of the boats cargo was … more
On Saturday night, I had the privilege of attending Emmetsburg High School’s 2021 Pops Concert and I was very impressed with the talent on display all throughout the evening. This group of students has endured a number of obstacles over the past … more
What I like about Spring: One day, there is a hit of green on the trees. Blink, and the entire tree has burst into a halo of green leaves. Leave for work in the morning after admiring daffodils/tulip buds. Return home in the evening to a bed … more
Common carp and big mouth buffalo. Unless you live on a lake or fish regularly these are not species that most people are even aware exist. But to those that know, these fish are not welcome in waters that provide recreational activities, lake … more
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