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By The Numbers

September 3, 2014 When I was working on the Project LIBERTY section, a most fascinating piece was “LIBERTY By The Numbers.” We had talked about how much one of those bales might weigh:. Now we know:?1,500 pound. more »»

Best of Friends

September 3, 2014 Forty years ago I met a pretty little red-haired girl. She came to our school bus stop and began to lean against the pole. "No", I told her, "that's the spit pole. more »»

Words For Youth

August 28, 2014 Every so often, no matter what community you may be in, the topic turns to the youth of the community and how they are frustrated with a lack of activities geared towards them. more »»

60 Miles Per Hour

August 26, 2014 Most people think of 60 mph as the speed of a vehicle. While this is true, rural folks have another meaning of the term and it involves callus cruelt. more »»

A Blast From The Past

August 21, 2014 Recently Chris and I spent a Friday Night at the Superior 71 Drive-In and saw Into the Storm as well as Guardians of the Galaxy. more »»

Autumn Leaves of Summer Solstice

August 19, 2014 My niece was married on June 21st, the day that the sun is at it's northern most point. My parents attended, traveling to Iowa from Florida, heading north with the su. more »»

Remembering Andy

August 14, 2014 Our newspaper readers often contribute interesting items to the staff. Recently, I visited with former Emmetsburg resident Arlene Hutton Cook. more »»

Lists Lists Lists

August 12, 2014 There’s no denying that I?enjoy reading some of these “Top Whatever”?listingsthat are published with regularity on the Internet for a lot of different reason. more »»

Irish Treasures

August 7, 2014 During my trip to Ireland last month I brought back lots of souvenirs! In the mix were the prerequisite t-shirts, hats and tons of postcards. more »»

RAGBRAI Review

August 5, 2014 It’s been two weeks, and people are still talking about RAGBRAI. Amid continued compliments, Emmetsburg is still riding the high of a job well done. more »»

Finding Nature

July 31, 2014 As much as we hate to admit it, we are entering the last weeks of summer. more »»

We Did Good!

July 29, 2014 The silence was almost deafening last Tuesday afternoon. Sure, there was the normal sound of traffic and daily goings-on, but our city by the lake was awfully quiet in a way. No, I’m not losing i. more »»

Cabin Life

July 24, 2014 Ah, cabin life! Recently Mark and I spent a couple of nights at our cabin, and it was wonderful! While we call it 'our' cabin, it actually belongs to Winnebago County Conservation. more »»

At The Movies

July 22, 2014 We have a wonderful theatre in the Riviera, downtown Emmetsburg. They have a lot of the latest releases right out of the gate. This winter on a sub-zero night, we decided to go to the movie. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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