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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 »»

Nothing Compares To The State Fair

August 16, 2012 It’s that time of year again and the Iowa State Fair is in full swing. For a few years I was lucky enough to live in the Des Moines area, making the fair and easy evening trip. more »»


August 14, 2012 This past week, a pair of anniversaries received little fanfare, yet the two anniversaries actually led up to a more well known anniversary tomorrow that should never be forgotten. more »»

Monday, Monday...

August 9, 2012 Mondays are always special in some way or anothe. more »»

Time to Meet The Newbie

August 7, 2012 I’ve been trying for days, since I was hired really, to decide what to write for my first editorial and finally it was decided that I should start by introducing myself. more »»

A Great Event

August 2, 2012 Even though the 2012 Palo Alto County Fair has been in the history books for over a week, there’s still plenty of time to recall some of the sights and sounds of the annual celebration of Summer. more »»

Not Enough Hours In A Day

July 31, 2012 How many of you were glued to the television Friday night as the Games of the 30th Olympiad began in London? I was right there with you. The Opening Ceremony was different than what I had expected. more »»

Thank You

July 26, 2012 I?think I’ve been fixating on my final column more than is healthy. more »»

Be Cautious

July 24, 2012 With the recent revelation that computer hackers could have created mayhem by shutting down millions of Internet users through fake servers, this seems like the perfect time to remind people that... more »»

Robert Emmet Society Finds A Home

July 19, 2012 The Robert Emmet Society was formed about ten years ago and has taken an active role in the community. Now they are ready to have a permanent home of their own. more »»

Back To State!

July 17, 2012 It’s been an exciting few days in Emmetsburg – the Lady E-Hawk Softball Team earned a return trip to the Iowa Girls State Softball Tournament. more »»

On A Sweet Note

July 12, 2012 I received this absolutely fabulous press release at the newspaper this week regarding the new food items that will be featured at the 2012 Iowa State Fai. more »»

Dew Point vs Humidity

July 10, 2012 Like Dave’s cartoon says:?“It was hot enough for me!” We’re finally getting a reprieve from a “sticky” summer. We were talking recently about the difference between dewpoint and humidity. more »»

The Answer Is...

July 6, 2012 Once again, I take pen in hand and prepare to scribe words that may answer many of the unanswered questions of the age. more »»

Turn The Page

July 3, 2012 I am coming to the end of one chapter of my life and beginning a new chapter. At the end of July, my time as a newspaper reporter will end, and I will return to college. more »»

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 »»



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