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Bracketology is the practice or study of predicting the outcome of an elimination tournament or competition. Filling out a bracket for the NCAA Tournament has been a family event for many, many years. The winner earns bragging rights for a year. … more
According to a study by AAA, Americans spend around 70 billion hours driving each year. Anyone who has driven in different parts of the country knows the quality of those hours can vary drastically depending on the particular state or city in which … more
Today is April Fool’s Day, tomorrow is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter. It’s Spring! There are so many things about Spring that bring a smile to your face. The migratory water fowl is winging its way through our area. Pelicans can be … more
Bright, noisy, daylight longer, warmer, renewing, earth blooming Winter fades away And nature does its work to transform The landscape as it lays Early was the lake melt The neighbor says one of the earliest No matter how it … more
Okay all you watchers of the wild - it’s time to get prepared for the season of Spring peepers! That’s what some of us call frogs and toads - peepers. The Iowa DNR is hosting training workshops for anybody interested in getting involved … more
Three shallow lakes are located in Palo Alto County. Five Island, Silver and Lost Island provide citizens with outdoor activities ranging from fishing and kayaking to water skiing and ice skating. These bodies of water are easily accessible and … more
It’s St. Pat’s Week in Emmetsburg. A few inches of snow from Sunday night/Monday morning was typical for March. We are looking for a day of clear skies and sunshine for the parade on Saturday. This is the 61st annual St. Patrick’s … more
March is National Caffeine Awareness Month, which is intended to raise awareness of how much caffeine you are consuming and maybe even help you cut that amount back. Caffeine is around us now more than ever. It’s not just in coffee, tea, and soda … more
To the Editor: Northwest Iowa is filled with vibrant communities and is a wonderful place to live and raise our children. One reason we all feel so fortunate to live in Palo Alto County, or any of the surrounding counties, is because of the … more
We have been experiencing an early Spring and enjoying every minute of it. Even though the temperatures are more seasonal now (as opposed to earlier in the week) it’s so much better than the sub-zero Arctic blast we experienced in … more
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