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May 19, 2015 It doesn’t matter what you call them. Cops, The Law, Officer or otherwise. The simple fact is that the person wearing the blue uniform is a peace officer – a person, just like you and m. more »»

Movin’ On In May

May 14, 2015 Here are some Travel Tips from the Iowa Tourism Office. It’s always fun to take a day trip in our home state. First on our list of places to go is the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset. more »»

The Clock Is Ticking

May 13, 2015 It seems just like clockwork, unfortunately, that here in Iowa, our state lawmakers are no longer receiving their per diem payments while on duty at the statehouse. more »»

Writing vs Texting

May 7, 2015 People, young and old, struggle with writing. Gone are the days of writing for pleasure, it seems. more »»

Time For Concern?

May 5, 2015 If you’ve been following the news for the last few weeks, by now you’re certainly aware of the rapid spread of the Avian Influenza outbreak in the upper Midwest. more »»

Kendra’s New Book

April 30, 2015 Kendra Gottsleben is an inspiration to everyone who knows her and to those who know of her. She has had medical conditions that would bring most of us down, but she has taken a positive outlook. more »»

Time For An Update?

April 28, 2015 If you’re like me, you’ve heard the old adage of “seeing the world through a windshield”, a reference to doing a lot of traveling by car. more »»

Commercial Rant

April 23, 2015 We’ve watched our share of commercials over the winter months and a lot of them haven’t been exactly “pretty.” In fact, some are just ridiculous. more »»


April 21, 2015 You’ve got to love the obvious. Sometimes, things that are so obvious become oblivious to people. more »»

Time For Spring Cleaning

April 16, 2015 Citywide Garage Sales are set for Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. Brown Goods and E-Waste Recycling dates have been set for Wednesday and Thursday, April 29 and 3. more »»

An Eye Opener

April 14, 2015 By now, the secret is out - Emmetsburg High School students were participants in an “Every 15 Minutes”?program at the end of last week. more »»

The Addams Family -- A Must See

April 9, 2015 The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy - opens on the Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre stage this Friday. more »»

April Fools Pranks

April 7, 2015 With the April Fools “observance” now behind us, I came across a website that detailed several monumental April Fools pranks that were total successes. more »»


April 2, 2015 Spring is the time for all things new. We have welcomed the return of Robins, who are starting to nest. Little blue scilla are blooming along the south side of my house. more »»

Can You Believe This?

March 31, 2015 Here are 25 unbelievable things that Americans actually believe these days. When I read this list, I snorted – rather loudly, too, I must admi. more »»

Easter Egg Roll At White House

March 27, 2015 “A popular tradition at the White House, this event will be sure to please!” That’s what the news snippet said for Travel Iowa’s Top Five April Events. more »»

Sunshine Week

March 20, 2015 This is Sunshine Week, a week when many news organizations and First Amendment advocates will talk and write about open government. more »»

Laws Of Physics

March 17, 2015 I have to confess that back in the day when I was in high school, I?didn’t take Physics Class. more »»

Let’s Celebrate

March 12, 2015 It’s been going on for 55 years -- celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Emmetsburg the weekend closest to March 17. more »»

Pieces And Parts

March 10, 2015 If you’re like most people, you’ve seen a movie in which a character delivers a line that just sticks with you long after you’ve left the theater. more »»



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