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Farewell To The Fair

July 28, 2015 If you were one of the people who ventured out over the past week to the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds to look around at the exhibits and livestock, thank you! As a member of the County Fair Board, I... more »»

So...Here’s The Deal

July 23, 2015 So... more »»

Be Realistic, People

July 21, 2015 In the past couple of weeks our publications have received letters to the editor complaining about truck traffic through the community. more »»

Water Quality

July 16, 2015 The Five Island Lake Board has continuing discussions on water quality, so it was with interest that we read about Iowa Soybean Association’s Water Quality Open House. more »»

Trouble Understanding

July 14, 2015 In the course of my years in this business, I’ve attended countless meetings of city councils, boards of supervisors, school boards and countless other organizations and groups. more »»

The Joy of Reading

July 9, 2015 “A Good Book Can Transport Us To Other Worlds, Or Reveal More About This One” I was reading an article about “reading” and it started out with the words above. How very true. more »»

A Little More Pride

July 7, 2015 A good friend of mine sent me this piece last week, so I shared the first half of this piece with you as a tribute to this wonderful place we call home. more »»

Fun on the Fourth

July 1, 2015 Hard to believe this weekend is the Fourth of July. The first part of sumer has absolutely flown. This weekend brings tons of Fun on the Fourth. more »»

Have A Little Pride

June 30, 2015 A good friend of mine sent me this piece over the weekend, (which was a blessing in disguise since I didn’t have anything on my mind to write about) and after reading it, with the Fourth of July... more »»

A Dream Job

June 25, 2015 How would you like to be an undercover shopper? Sometime this position is called a “mystery” shopper. Sounds like a dream job to me. more »»

Words To Ponder

June 23, 2015 Last week I?shared some ideas on how to talk with a youth participating in summer sports, or any sports, for that matter. more »»

Recycle Reuse • Reduce

June 18, 2015 This is curbside recycling week in Emmetsburg. Driving through the community, how many actually use this service? Years ago, the city was told to reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill. more »»

What To Say

June 16, 2015 With the Little League seasons in full swing, I often see pieces written by parents and coaches on the “right” things to say to support young athlete. more »»

June Road Trip

June 11, 2015 Travel Iowa has once again provided us with day-trip ideas to appreciate this great state. more »»

A Little This ‘N That

June 9, 2015 If you’ve been in isolation or living under the proverbial rock of late, we’ll make it official for you: School is Out! Besides striking fear in your heart, that announcement should also ratchet up... more »»

Experience The Shores

June 3, 2015 Years of planning - seeking grant funds - fundraising - looking at plans on paper - seeing the model building - watching construction - and now it’s here. more »»

Why Books?

May 28, 2015 Books, you know those square things with pages, are said to be less and less relevant in today’s world, even soon to be a thing of the past. more »»

Let Us Remember

May 27, 2015 In our busy lives, all too often, special days and events are easily overlooked, and in some cases, all but forgotten. more »»

The Scam Is Still Here

May 20, 2015 The Grandparent Scam has been around for several years, targeting older people across Iowa and across the countr. more »»

Our Gratitude

May 19, 2015 It doesn’t matter what you call them. Cops, The Law, Officer or otherwise. The simple fact is that the person wearing the blue uniform is a peace officer – a person, just like you and m. more »»



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