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October 25, 2012 With the political campaigns rising to new levels of disgust and contempt, I turned to the internet to try and find something lighthearted to improve my day, and wouldn’t you know it, I found... more »»

Every Day Is A Holiday

October 23, 2012 A few years ago my sister would keep a calendar of strange holidays on her dry erase board on her refrigerator. Every day had to have something on it. more »»

Sights, Sounds And Smells

October 18, 2012 Fall is a great time of year to pay attention to sights, sounds and smells. For example: The Iowa DNR brought 12,000 young walleyes to be released into Five Island Lake last month. more »»

With Butter, Please

October 16, 2012 If you’re like me, once in awhile, nothing hits the spot or silences that growling tummy better than a bowl of fresh, hot buttered popcorn. more »»

Mark Your Calendars

October 11, 2012 The Palo Alto County Pink Out Day will take place on October 2. more »»

The Lost Holiday

October 9, 2012 I nearly forgot about Columbus Day -- in fact, it was observed yesterday. And the only reason it came to mind was because of advertising for Columbus Day Sale. more »»

I Pledge...

October 4, 2012 “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world. more »»

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 »»



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