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Embracing Customized Employment

July 17, 2014 As of July 1, the county’s mental health services along with disability services began being handled through a new regional approach. more »»

It’s The Law!

July 15, 2014 It’s no great secret – I enjoy finding little off-beat and out of the ordinary stories that make you think or laugh, depending on content. more »»

Visiting Ireland

July 10, 2014 In June I was one of the 47 on the Trip to Ireland sponsored by our local St. Pat's Association. more »»

The Grilling Season Is Here

July 8, 2014 There some things that we are irreverent about at our house. Gardening is one. more »»

A Tasty Bite

July 3, 2014 Most things that come out of my kitchen could be classified as “fair” food. I do not consider myself a creative cook -- except for bread dough art. more »»

Say What?

July 1, 2014 As a journalist, one of the key elements of any story is the headline – the grabber, the part that catches your eye as you scan a newspaper page and makes you want to read a story. more »»

When I Grow Up

June 26, 2014 There are four women who have influenced my life: my mother, my grandmother, Marjorie Vandervelde and Dorothy Muckey. Each, in her own way, taught me to be strong. more »»

Fair Season Is Coming

June 24, 2014 We are just about a month away from the Palo Alto County Fair. If the 4-H families of today are anything like ours, parents are giving daily reminders to keep busy on the projects. more »»

No Good Excuses

June 19, 2014 I must confess – I have divided loyalties. more »»

A Team Effort

June 17, 2014 There is a team from Emmetsburg that is making a difference. more »»

The Gnature Of Gnats

June 12, 2014 It is really hard to believe, but June is nearly half over! It must be about time to gear up for all the summer activities taking place in the next couple month. more »»

Wedding Speeches

June 10, 2014 With wedding season in full motion many of us will be listening to or perhaps even giving wedding speeche. more »»

Look Out!

June 5, 2014 With Summer vacation now in full swing, there are all sorts of things going on around the community and area to keep young people busy. more »»

Let’s Get Ready!

June 3, 2014 Emmetsburg is hosting a party in about 48 days. We have much to do to get our house in order before thousands of bicyclers and their entourage come to town. Take a look around your neighborhood. more »»

Wrapping it Up

May 29, 2014 The 2013 -2014 school year has drawn to a close. Students are enjoying some free time and the teaching staffs of the local school districts are regrouping for the fall. more »»

Celtic Weddings

May 28, 2014 Wedding season is right around the corner and those June brides are busy making final arrangements and checking 'to-do' items off their lists! It seems brides are always looking for that little... more »»

Welcome To New Speak

May 23, 2014 One of the biggest news stories of the past week was the announcement of new words being added to the Miriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, THE?source for words used in our society. more »»

May Gardens

May 20, 2014 For years it has been my pleasure to take photos of the Palo Alto Garden Club’s selection of Yard of the Month. The variety of gardens is amazing -- each is unique to its gardener. more »»

Spring’s Habits

May 15, 2014 Spring is my favorite time of year. Not only do I enjoy the warmer temperatures, it is a treat to watch the land show signs of rejuvenation. Sometimes it happens right before your eyes. more »»

Perks of Aging

May 13, 2014 I received an email from my Dad today. It came with all the regular disclaimers so as not to offend anyone so maybe I better state some too. more »»



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