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Bullying Is Abuse – Don’t Mince The Terms

January 29, 2015 My world history is a little rough any more these days but when the world reaches the 70th anniversary of the release of prisoners of Auschwitz by the Russian soldiers on January 27, 1945, a person... more »»

January Thaw

January 27, 2015 How quickly we forget the bitter cold, sub-zero temperatures when the sun comes out and we are above 32-degrees Fahrenheit. more »»

A Line In The Dirt

January 22, 2015 There’s a fight brewing in our cozy little state, and before it’s all done, we could see something akin to a certain unpleasantness back in the 1860’s called the Civil War. more »»

Graphic Novels Vs Classic Novels

January 20, 2015 Helping my son to get his room cleaner than it normally is, I came across a book he was reading and could not believe what I was seeing. more »»

You Never Know What You’re Going To Get

January 15, 2015 Palo Alto County has been fortunate over the past 14 years to have a County Engineer in our midst, using his skills of engineering, budgeting and roots to rural Iowa to serve the residents of the... more »»

Attacks on Journalists Are an Attack On Freedom and Must Not Be Tolerated

January 13, 2015 Last Wednesday, the world was shocked and appalled by the deplorable attacks at the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. more »»

The Wallpaper Dilemma

January 8, 2015 Several weeks ago Chris and I began a journey that many of our family and friends predicted would happen. It was just a matter of time. We failed downsizing. more »»

Don’t Call Me Cold Blooded

January 7, 2015 I have to admit that after the past few days, I’m a bit perplexe. more »»

New Year Resolutions

January 2, 2015 New Year Resolutions are talked about more than they are kept. We all make them, and most all fall by the wayside in short orde. more »»

Memories Made To Last And Teach

December 30, 2014 During the Christmas season, so many people are giving of their hearts and not always recognized for it. more »»

Not For Snowbirds

December 26, 2014 While pondering a column, I found this timely little selection, 25 Coldest Large American Cities You Should Avoid This Winter. (And Emmetsburg is NOT on the list. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 24, 2014 One of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time has to do with Christmas. It first appeared September 21, 1897, in the pages of a leading newspaper of the day, the New York Sun. more »»

Christmases Long, Long Ago

December 18, 2014 Seeing Santa Claus at the Emmetsburg Fire Hall was a page out of my history book. When we were children, we went to the fire hall in West Bend to see Santa. more »»

In Case You Didn’t Know

December 18, 2014 To the Editor: Casual conversation over lunch with a co-worker one day a while ago leads me to this letter. Too often good deeds go unnoticed and I think this is one that deserves some credit. more »»

Dreaming By The Wood Stove

December 16, 2014 My daughter, in this season of merriness, reminded me of how innocent Christmas use to be. That it wasn’t always about gifts and expensive meals and parties but strictly honesty and lov. more »»

A Crispy Christmas

December 11, 2014 When you read this (hopefully you read this, that is…) Christmas Day will be exactly 14 days away. more »»

Celebrate In Emmetsburg

December 9, 2014 Emmetsburg certainly knows how to stage a celebration. more »»

The Kitchen Dance

November 25, 2014 In my house I have a Galley or Corridor Kitchen. This style is best described as a simple two wall design or two facing lines. more »»

Slowing Down

September 25, 2014 In today’s society, things seem to have become easier through technology and the like, but sometimes I like to just slow down -- especially since some of the modern conveniences I have yet to catch... more »»

Looking Back

September 23, 2014 As I sit at my desk on a Sunday evening, I’m looking over a wedding invitation from the oldest daughter of some very good friends, who will be getting married this coming Saturday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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