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A View of the Grotto

June 28, 2012 People from around the world visit and marvel at The Grotto of the Redemption. Last weekend, people were in West Bend to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the work of Father Paul Dobberstei. more »»

Summer Danger?

June 26, 2012 Our area youth have enjoyed a month of vacation from school, and even though last Wednesday was the official start of Summer, many young people have been working since they got out of school at... more »»

Cancer Touches Everyone

June 19, 2012 Relay for Life was this past weekend. Courthouse Square was filled with friends and neighbors, many of whom are cancer survivors. more »»

The Battle Rages

June 14, 2012 We’ve all heard the term, “Politically Correct” bandied around over the past few years, primarily directed at making sure we use the correct terminology in our everyday life. more »»

One Can Dream

June 12, 2012 I now know what I would do if we were to win the lottery. It's not as if I didn't have ideas before. Of course, I would pay off all debts. That's a no-brainer. And I've always wanted to travel more. more »»

Going Home

June 7, 2012 “Home” isn’t all that far – 25 miles across the way to West Bend. more »»

Do Your Duty

June 5, 2012 Today, Tuesday, June 5, is Primary Election Day. “Hmmm, that’s nice. more »»

What’s New, Moos?

May 31, 2012 Just when you think you’ve heard about everything possible, try this on for size. more »»

Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!

May 30, 2012 The stage at the Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre Performance Center is filled with children that look like they just stepped out of a Dr. Seuss book. They are rehearsing Seussical, Jr. more »»

Bureaucracy Runs Wild

May 22, 2012 There’s been a little soiree` going on down in Aurelia for a while now that’s giving small-town Iowa a bad name. more »»

The Duke’s Birthday

May 17, 2012 Academy Award winning movie “The Quiet Man” will be shown in Winterset next weekend during the John Wayne Birthday Celebration. While researching 1962 newspapers for our St. more »»

The Best Yet

May 15, 2012 I think this year's Wing and Wetlands event held at the Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center on Saturday was the best yet! Not only was the weather perfect, but the program was excellent as well. more »»

I’m In Heaven….

May 10, 2012 May has arrived and with it, I am now certifiably in heaven. Nope, haven’t shuffled off or anything like that, it’s just that May 1 through 31 is the ultimate celebration – National Hamburger Month. more »»

Profile In Courage

May 8, 2012 Former Iowa Supreme Court Justices Michael J. Streit, Marsha K. Ternus and David A. Baker are three of four recipients of the 2012 Profile in Courage Award. more »»

The Happiest Jobs?

May 1, 2012 I received an e-mail the other day from some technology firm that was sharing the results of a recently completed survey on what they claimed to be the 20 jobs in which workers were the happiest, an... more »»

What Can I Write About?

April 26, 2012 Family Literacy night at West Elementary School was a huge success last week. Classrooms were bulging with 350 students, siblings, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas. more »»

It’s Prom Time

April 19, 2012 Last Saturday night I had the opportunity to be involved in the Emmetsburg High School Prom, “Hollywood Nights”. more »»

Spring Things

April 17, 2012 It was a celebration of Spring and about 100 of our friends and neighbors joined in that celebration at Five Island Golf last Saturday night. The timing was righ. more »»

Another Burger?

April 10, 2012 Growing up on a farm, a kid develops an understanding about the food chain at an early age. more »»

Print a Forest

April 3, 2012 Spring has sprung, and thoughts turn to planting: gardens, flowers, grass, and trees. On the last Friday in April—April 27—we celebrate Arbor Day. more »»



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