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Growing Pains

June 15, 2011 This is a little dated, but a couple of weeks back, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union decided in May to expand to five classes of competition in basketball, golf, softball and volleyball,... more »»

Good Manners Count

June 9, 2011 There seems to be a lack of manners in our everyday lives. And that troubles me. Our parents taught good manners by example and hopefully we taught our children. more »»

What A Spring!

June 2, 2011 Suffice it to say this has been a Spring of an uncommon nature, to put it mildly. more »»

It’s All About KIDS

June 1, 2011 The Main Street Community Theatre stage is filled with the sound of children. Children are singing, dancing and laughing their way through the annual spring production. more »»

Tales from the ‘Hood ...Toddlerhood

May 26, 2011 At 21 months, Jacob’s favorite words are “No” and “Mine. more »»

The Whole Truth

May 24, 2011 Much is said these days about the cost of living – how every time you look, let alone blink your eyes, it seems, gasoline prices are climbing steadily, grocery prices are on the rise and other price... more »»

Who’s In Charge? Part 2

May 19, 2011 Tourism generates 100s of millions of dollars a year in sales tax revenue in Iowa. more »»

Who’s In Charge???

May 17, 2011 Many times in life as problems beset us we look around and inquire, “Who’s in charge of that?” Almost as often (but probably not quite) we look around for a solution to something and wonder, “Who’s... more »»

Caring Too Much?

May 5, 2011 In our agricultural-based area, it’s easy to understand the daily trials of farmers as they engage in the production of grains and livestock that are the foodstuffs for the worl. more »»


April 28, 2011 After 27 years the first diagnostic guidelines in the United States for Alzheimer’s Disease have recently been released. more »»

A Fair Share?

April 26, 2011 The topic of sharing of sports between school districts has come to the forefront in our county with talks between the Ruthven-Ayrshire and Graettinger/Terril School District. more »»

The Best Fit For The Community

April 21, 2011 What is the best fit for Emmetsburg? That question was the topic of discussion at a public meeting with Tom Vance nearly a month ago at the Emmetsburg golf clubhous. more »»

Rules Of The Road

April 14, 2011 With the arrival of more Spring-like weather, people are getting out and about on the roadways and the streets of our area. more »»

Reality Brought To EHS

April 13, 2011 Every 15 Minutes™ brought reality to Emmetsburg High School last week. This program caught the students by surprise time and time again. I could see it in their face. more »»

It’s In The Stars

April 5, 2011 This isn’t really earthshaking news, but I’ve been trying to adapt to this change for a while now and I don’t think it’s going to happen. more »»

Playing The Game Clue - The Musical

March 31, 2011 Colonel Mustard, with the candlestick, in the conservatory. Mrs. White, the loyal maid, in the kitchen with the knife. Yes, it is Parker Brothers’ murder mystery game of Clue - musical versio. more »»

Spring Has Arrived -- Or Has It?

March 24, 2011 You know it’s Spring when the kids start playing basketball on the outdoor courts at Soper Park. Drive by and see these energetic kids out there in short sleeves and shorts. more »»

Beckoning Spring

March 15, 2011 ‘Tis right around the corner now! Though often throughout winter we curse the weather and question why we live in the wilds of the north, we also long for the bragging rights of being hardy winter... more »»

Looking Ahead

March 10, 2011 After sitting in on the joint meeting of the Palo Alto and Emmet County Boards of Supervisors a week ago, I was encouraged and perhaps even somewhat excited about what may lie ahead for our little... more »»

Voice Your Opinion

March 8, 2011 Planning street and utility improvements the size of the Monroe Street project is no easy task. It is a big undertaking for the city and municipal utilities. more »»



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