April 29, 2014 It's Spring and it's time to clean out closets and begin refreshing your wardrobe! Like most women, I read magazines. more »»
A Sense Of Entitlement?
April 24, 2014 We’re in the heart of Prom season, and it’s interesting to see what various schools do for their junior-senior Prom events – especially when I think back to my high school days, back in the day… For... more »»
April 22, 2014 We received the poem “Your Song” from Jennifer Schiltz, Sexual Abuse Counselor with CAASA, Palo Alto/Clay/Dickinson/Emmet counties. more »»
April 17, 2014 It is hard to believe that nearly five months ago New Year’s Resolutions were being made and goals were being set. more »»
Push Of Spring
April 15, 2014 The push of Spring has officially arrived and I can tell it everywhere! I awoke this morning to bright sunshine and the whirl of the street cleaner, followed closely by a lawnmower and knew, it has... more »»
I Don’t Recall...
April 10, 2014 The national media has been all abuzz of late over General Motors’ problems with ignition switches that may shut off if the key ring is too heavy. more »»
One Large Community
April 3, 2014 “Iowa is one big community.” That was the conclusion made by a women I met at the Iowa State Fair last summer while at a Commission of Veterans Affairs even. more »»
That Explains It!
April 1, 2014 I like the off-beat stuff – you know, the news stories that always make the very end of the hourly newscasts on the radio, or those “believe it or not” stories at the end of the network news. more »»
Picking Up After Ourselves
March 27, 2014 On those occasional days of Spring (the ones without cold North winds and the other ones with no snow) people are out and about enjoying the sunshin. more »»
What's In A Name?
March 25, 2014 When I arrived at my desk back in November, there was a note posted on the computer monitor with a list of all the towns in our area covered by our papers. I did not find that at all unusual. more »»
`Twas A Grand Weekend For All
March 20, 2014 The “good byes” have been said, promises made to renew friendships in a year’s time, and the book closes on another St. Patrick’s Celebration in Iowa Irish Capitol. This past weekend’s St. more »»
Spring In The Air
March 18, 2014 Thursday is officially the first day of Spring. Now don’t get all excited about balmy breezes and blooming flowers. That just isn’t going to happen for a while. We are still in the month of March. more »»
Making Irish Soda Bread
March 13, 2014 My colleagues here at the paper tell me I am in for a treat this week in Emmetsburg. Like many, our family acknowledges St. Patrick’s Day with a number of traditions. more »»
Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting
March 13, 2014 The most recent issue of Health magazine arrived in my mailbox last week, with the headline: Alison Sweeney and Her Super Balanced Life! Allison Sweeny is an actress, host of The Biggest Loser and... more »»
March 11, 2014 Anyone who knows me well knows one thing I really can’t back away from is a good smorgasbord. To be more specific, I like my vittles.. There, I said it, and I’m proud of it. more »»
In Like A Lion
March 6, 2014 March came roaring in like a lion last Saturday - with snow, wind and sub-zero temps. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m ready for some days in the 30s and 40s - on a regular basis. more »»
March 4, 2014 In the twenty years I've lived in Iowa I have never been 'stuck' overnight because of winter weather...until this winter! I go to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. more »»
A Lesson in Civics
February 27, 2014 I had a refresher lesson in civics recently when I attended Veterans Day on Capital Hill in Des Moines. more »»