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 »»
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 »»
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 »»