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Right vs Wrong

October 17, 2013 With our federal lawmakers acting like small children with their name-calling and back-and-forth accusations and finger-pointing, is it any wonder that our society really seems to be having some... more »»

Creating Art From ‘Anything’

October 15, 2013 Art: the conscious use of skill and creative imagination, especially in the production of aesthetic objects; also, works so produced. more »»

The End of Summer

October 10, 2013 In Part 1 I mentioned that I was caring for my daughter, a teacher of middle school and high school English in Nebrask. more »»

I Pledge…

October 8, 2013 This week of Oct. 6-12 is National 4-H Week, a celebration of a great organization that traces its roots to “The Tomato Club” or the “Corn Growing Club” in Clark County, Ohio in 1902. more »»

Let’s Look It Up

October 3, 2013 From childhood, we were taught “the dictionary is your best friend.” This week, Marsha Duhn returned to Emmetsburg with a gem of a dictionary. more »»

End of Summer, Part 1

October 1, 2013 As with every summer this one is ending all too soon. There are always summer plans that go left undone. more »»

End of Summer, Part 1

October 1, 2013 As with every summer this one is ending all too soon. There are always summer plans that go left undone. more »»

Royal Flush

September 26, 2013 Despite the title of this piece, it isn’t about poker. For starters, I’m not good at poker, because for some reason, I?don’t possess a poker face. more »»

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math “Oh, my...”

September 24, 2013 We were part of the Guinness World Record Attempt for the Largest Practical Science Lesson at the Clay County Fair a week or so ago. more »»

Summer Is Saved!

July 5, 2013 I might be considered pessimistic, but 2013 has kinda been a little bit odd – what with the strange winter, the even stranger Spring and now a Summer without heat. more »»

A Healthy State

June 27, 2013 If you follow any form of food marketing these days, chances are you have heard the term “superfood. more »»

Hard Headed?

June 13, 2013 I got a call the other day about an article that had appeared in a publication that talked about head injuries in sports. more »»

The Spring That Never Was?

June 5, 2013 This has truly been the Spirngtime that never was. Well, OK, maybe that’s a bit extreme – but then again, I’m thinking that’s actually pretty close to the real deal. more »»

Saying "Thank You"

May 23, 2013 Growing up, we were all taught proper manners, specifically how to say “Please” and “Thank Yo. more »»

Thinking Pink

May 14, 2013 Perhaps by now you good readers have figured out that I am pretty cynical when it comes to our state and national government on certain issues. more »»

Moms Offer Life’s Lessons

May 9, 2013 Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on motherhood and remember all of the sage advice our mothers handed down over the years. more »»

Nothing Compares

May 7, 2013 The Iowa State Fair has always been an enjoyable summer to-do for me. It was a family tradition when I was growing up and is still a fun outing to this da. more »»

Celebrate May Day

April 30, 2013 Tomorrow begins the month of May. We welcomed April, but got fooled from the get-go as Spring turned into Winter then back to Spring. Are we now facing a giant leap into Summer? May 1 is “May Da. more »»

Garage Sale Season

April 25, 2013 The citywide garage sale is coming up next weekend. It’s time to clean out some clutter and put a little cash in your pocket while doing so. more »»

We Know Better

April 23, 2013 It’s taken me a good two weeks to cool off after reading the special section “the newspaper Iowa depends upon” graced our doorsteps on April 7 about the Emergency Medical Services in Iowa, and I’ve... more »»



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