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I’m convinced that we all metaphorically return to school each year, no matter our age. When was the last time you found yourself missing the days where you did not have to know everything? … more
Mother Nature keeps her surprises for different times of the year. The last few rain showers have produced enough moisture for mushrooms to appear in the lawn. Usually this happens in late August and … more
Memorial Day is a time to honor the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We gather at cemeteries to participate in services hosted by members of the VFW and … more
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it comes at a unique time in our history. Following a year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, discussions around mental health are happening more frequently around kitchen tables, board rooms and … more
Five Island Lake awaits boats, skiers, swimmers and summer lake enthusiasts. Before all of this lake activity gets into full swing, here are a few reminders about water safety so everyone has fun and stays protected. Young people between the … more
At this time of graduation, it would be nice to write something profound that students might think pertains to their lives. High school graduation is, after all, one step forward into the adult world. Some students will be going out into the … more
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
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