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How Now, No Cows?

May 5, 2016 The headline caught my eye quickly – “Milk industry drying up in Northern Minnesota?” Growing up on a farm where our neighbors milked cows, I have a pretty good idea of the dairy business; spent som... more »»

How Now, No Cows?

May 5, 2016 The headline caught my eye quickly – “Milk industry drying up in Northern Minnesota?” Growing up on a farm where our neighbors milked cows, I have a pretty good idea of the dairy business; spent som... more »»

Let’s Not Lose What We Have

May 3, 2016 The last time I was at the environmental (tree) dump north of town, I counted at least a dozen plastic bags presumably filled with leaves. more »»

Always Remember, Never Forget

April 28, 2016 I have spent the last 15 years trying to disassociate myself from the emotions I felt that day. more »»

An Eye Opener

April 26, 2016 This is one of those deja`vu moments - I’m sitting at my desk, preparing to write about my vacation experience. more »»

Calling All Dreamers

April 20, 2016 Have you always wanted to start your own business? Have we got a deal for you! Dream to Reality! If you have a dream of having your own business, now is the time to make your dream come true. more »»

Creatures Of The Night

April 19, 2016 I just finished a stay at our family farm. I felt like I had forgotten the sights and sounds of the country. more »»

Promote the General Welfare

April 19, 2016 Dear Editor: These countries are not in financial trouble despite the Panama Papers. Greece was retiring people at age 55. Here are some figures from my computer. Minimum wages (in U.S. more »»

Science Smorgasbord

April 14, 2016 In school, I was a science student. I liked studying rocks, the weather and space and the like, especially when it didn’t involve writing a lot of homewor. more »»

Spamalot - A Whole Lot Of Fun

April 12, 2016 Monty Python's creative, hilarious silliness is on the Main Street stage in "Spamalot". For those of you who missed opening weekend, there are three more shows this coming weekend. more »»

No Regrets…

April 7, 2016 Once you meet me, you will find that I am a simple person. I love the simple life. I live in the house I grew up in. My close circle of friends is limited yet I have acquaintances everywhere I go. more »»

Why So Tough?

April 5, 2016 It is with great interest that I saw the Iowa Senate and the Iowa House of Representatives both voted on and approved a school aid funding appropriation of 2. more »»

Ireland And U.S.

March 31, 2016 John Deasy, our dignitary visiting from Ireland, was no stranger to the United State. He attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA, on a golfing scholarship. We talked with Mr. more »»

An Important Come-From-Behind Victory

March 29, 2016 by Randy Evans On Friday when most Iowans were celebrating this team’s or that team’s victory in the NCAA basketball tournament, I was celebrating a come-from-behind victory for the people of Iowa. more »»

Sunshine Week Is An Important Reminder

March 24, 2016 Democracy functions best when the public has access to detailed information about what government officials do and why they do it. Iowa and most other states have what are called "sunshine" laws. more »»

Palo Alto County Ghost Towns - Part 1

March 22, 2016 I am one of those people who enjoy history and discovering sites that stood hundreds of years ago that have been long forgotten but are an important part of our past whether as a community, country... more »»

A Hidden Calling

March 17, 2016 I have a deep, dark secret - at least it might seem deep for those who don’t know me wel. more »»

Songs of Spring

March 15, 2016 Spring in the Air. It's a new season and what a delight it is to hear the songs of Spring. My favorite is the street sweeper son. more »»

Take Control of Stress At Work

March 10, 2016 Many of us spend a majority of our time and energy working - eight, ten and even twelve hour days are not uncommon. more »»

UGHHHH

March 8, 2016 I dislike being sick. No, that’s not accurate - I really don’t like being sick. I make this statement because, despite my best efforts of washing my hands, etc, I got my Winter cold. more »»

 
 
 

 

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