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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
Smart Phone Smarts
March 29, 2012 As more and more smart phones enter the marketplace, vast majorities are going to younger and younger users of the devices. more »»
March 27, 2012 HOLY WHA!!! The Yoopers are back! “Escanaba” is back on the Main Street stage...re-creating the eve of deer hunting season on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. more »»
Clearing The Air
March 21, 2012 With ground being broken for Project Liberty here in Emmetsburg last week, one might think that the future of ethanol is even brighter than before. more »»