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The Customer Is Always Right?

October 2, 2012 Some of you might be thinking I used the wrong punctuation on that title, but I assure you, it is a question. Is the customer really always right? Oct. 1 to Oct. more »»

Clearly Positive

September 27, 2012 Check it out! The paving project on Broadway is open to drivers, nearly free and clear. The orange cones have mostly disappeared. Work continues to make each corner handicap accessible. more »»

Some Good News

September 25, 2012 With all the negativity of the political scene bombarding us day in and day out, the news broadcasts haven’t been very appealing of late. All that negativity is becoming depressin. more »»

Home, Sweet Home

September 20, 2012 Last week my mom, sister and I took off on a little adventure across the country for a wedding in Golden, C. more »»

Thanks For The “Thank You”

September 18, 2012 It’s always nice to hear something positive from guests to our community. Steve and Cherry Larson, from the Mitchell, SD, area, were in Emmetsburg over Labor Day weekend. more »»

A Peaceful Morning

September 13, 2012 Tuesday came and went like many other days in Northwest Iowa, it was windy, the sun was shining and it got warmish, a typical day for early September. more »»

853 Iowans On The Wall

September 11, 2012 “Hello -- I am a Vietnam Veteran and I am asking for your help to find a photo of all the Fallen Iowa Vietnam Soldiers. more »»

Planning For ‘Relay 2013’

September 6, 2012 The Palo Alto County Relay for Life Committee members meet on Aug. 26 at the Pizza Ranch to discuss plans for 2013 Relay for Life event and fundraisin. more »»

Look What I Found!

September 5, 2012 This past Wednesday, after finishing up the Democrat pages, I started cleaning out some file folders and the in-and-out baskets on my desk, basically because the stack of stuff was threatening to... more »»

Acts of Kindness

August 30, 2012 The American flag was tattered and torn, yet still flew in the summer breeze. It needed to be replaced. Senator Kibbie was at the table and volunteered, “I think we have one at home. more »»


August 28, 2012 The other night while wasting time scrolling through the seemingly endless posts and pictures on Facebook I came across the post that left me speechless. more »»

Cell Phone Etiquette

August 23, 2012 I came across this piece back in July, and quite honestly, I set it aside and forgot about it until I found it (yes, I uncovered the stack it was in on the desk) and it still is most appropriat. more »»

Calling All Candidates For ‘Mrs. Holiday’

August 21, 2012 A news release was sent out a couple of times looking for an official Holiday Ambassador for Taste of Home magazine. more »»

Nothing Compares To The State Fair

August 16, 2012 It’s that time of year again and the Iowa State Fair is in full swing. For a few years I was lucky enough to live in the Des Moines area, making the fair and easy evening trip. more »»


August 14, 2012 This past week, a pair of anniversaries received little fanfare, yet the two anniversaries actually led up to a more well known anniversary tomorrow that should never be forgotten. more »»

Monday, Monday...

August 9, 2012 Mondays are always special in some way or anothe. more »»

Time to Meet The Newbie

August 7, 2012 I’ve been trying for days, since I was hired really, to decide what to write for my first editorial and finally it was decided that I should start by introducing myself. more »»

A Great Event

August 2, 2012 Even though the 2012 Palo Alto County Fair has been in the history books for over a week, there’s still plenty of time to recall some of the sights and sounds of the annual celebration of Summer. more »»

Not Enough Hours In A Day

July 31, 2012 How many of you were glued to the television Friday night as the Games of the 30th Olympiad began in London? I was right there with you. The Opening Ceremony was different than what I had expected. more »»

Thank You

July 26, 2012 I?think I’ve been fixating on my final column more than is healthy. more »»



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