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On Saturday night, I had the privilege of attending Emmetsburg High School’s 2021 Pops Concert and I was very impressed with the talent on display all throughout the evening. This group of students has endured a number of obstacles over the past … more
What I like about Spring: One day, there is a hit of green on the trees. Blink, and the entire tree has burst into a halo of green leaves. Leave for work in the morning after admiring daffodils/tulip buds. Return home in the evening to a bed … more
Common carp and big mouth buffalo. Unless you live on a lake or fish regularly these are not species that most people are even aware exist. But to those that know, these fish are not welcome in waters that provide recreational activities, lake … more
Bracketology is the practice or study of predicting the outcome of an elimination tournament or competition. Filling out a bracket for the NCAA Tournament has been a family event for many, many years. The winner earns bragging rights for a year. … more
According to a study by AAA, Americans spend around 70 billion hours driving each year. Anyone who has driven in different parts of the country knows the quality of those hours can vary drastically depending on the particular state or city in which … more
Today is April Fool’s Day, tomorrow is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter. It’s Spring! There are so many things about Spring that bring a smile to your face. The migratory water fowl is winging its way through our area. Pelicans can be … more
Bright, noisy, daylight longer, warmer, renewing, earth blooming Winter fades away And nature does its work to transform The landscape as it lays Early was the lake melt The neighbor says one of the earliest No matter how it … more
Okay all you watchers of the wild - it’s time to get prepared for the season of Spring peepers! That’s what some of us call frogs and toads - peepers. The Iowa DNR is hosting training workshops for anybody interested in getting involved … more
Three shallow lakes are located in Palo Alto County. Five Island, Silver and Lost Island provide citizens with outdoor activities ranging from fishing and kayaking to water skiing and ice skating. These bodies of water are easily accessible and … more
It’s St. Pat’s Week in Emmetsburg. A few inches of snow from Sunday night/Monday morning was typical for March. We are looking for a day of clear skies and sunshine for the parade on Saturday. This is the 61st annual St. Patrick’s … more
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