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Sometimes it is good to remember history. The following was shared by Heather Cox Richardson who authors Letters from an American. The story of March 7, 1965, commemorated on Tuesday of this week is … more
Whether they’d like to admit it or not, I believe that everyone has an artistic side to them, whether deep down or just below the surface. Being creative can spark ideas in every area of life. … more
It had been several weeks since Ms. Henry had any issues. The library signs were still up, and everyone respected the signs. Garrett still checked in with her constantly to see how things were, and … more
Friday, February 24 marks one year since Putin invaded Ukraine. His war was not provoked by Ukrainians. There was no animosity or antagonism displayed towards the Russians but Putin had his army … more
In day-to-day life, it can be all too easy to forget about the splendor of the stars. Braving the cold in the winter months to discover the constellations in the night sky is an activity all ages can … more
Maya assured her mother that it was just a scratch. Jake had been playing on the front lawn, and Maya, as usual, had been watching him. Jake had tripped while he was running, and it was just … more
Planet Earth is imperiled because of how human beings have treated the planet for years. Scientists claim that 34% of plants and 40% of animals are at risk of extinction. Forty-one percent of … more
About a year or so ago, I participated in a statewide event known as Iowa Youth Congress. Iowa Youth Congress, or IYC for short, focused around helping high school students learn more about how the … more
The following is information provided by Art Staed, an Iowa Legislator from Eastern Iowa Food is essential to every human being. This past holiday season generous amounts of nonperishable food were … more
Part I can be found in the Jan. 19 edition of the Reporter-Democrat. The next day, Garrett returned to the library. He stopped making excuses now that he’d returned the book, and he did … more
No matter what kind of reading you enjoy, reading can inform, inspire, and entertain. We may be able to relate to a story, whether true or imaginary, or it may take us to a place of escape. Reading … more
Most people want to avoid the subject of substance abuse in Iowa. It is not pleasant because it disrupts families, causes worry and for the addict it is living a life fraught with poor choices and … more
In a new year, we likely feel a variety of emotions as we reflect. Perhaps there is a yearning for what was, a deep-rooted hope for the future, or a soaking in of the here and now. Regardless of … more
Plains Area Mental Health Center released its annual report last week. In 2021-2022 the number of clients served reached 8,120 within a dozen communities where they have locations. The Certified … more
Have you ever heard of the song that asks, “How do you measure a year?” “In daylights, in sunsets In midnights, in cups of coffee In inches, in miles In laughter, in strife In five … more
When’s the last time you checked in with yourself? I’m talking for real; how are you really? Has anyone asked you that lately? Maybe they have, but we are quick to jump to the easiest … more
Looking around at the people who make Emmetsburg all that it is, I can’t help but notice the multifaceted nature of each individual, group, and organization. In small communities, it is often … more
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