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Palo Alto County schools will be reopening in the coming weeks, and each school district is offering options to return to learn safely in a time of COVID-19. School administration and staff spent countless hours since mid-March determining the … more
I am a big fan of recycling. Why??Because I can. And, because everyone and every thing deserves a second chance. And, I also like the fact that what I place at the curb twice each month gets whisked away for recycling. Last week we did a story … more
I wear a mask when I run errands around town. You know, COVID-19 and all that. A couple of months ago, as I was shopping in a local grocery store, I was passed by a middle-aged couple whose faces were mask-free, walking the opposite direction. … more
How do you store your books??On book shelves??In stacks? In boxes? Or do you use the library exclusively and have relatively few books in your home? A story titled "How to Make More Room for Your Books" came across my screen and got my attention. … more
The dog days of summer are in full swing and anyone who has braved the summer heat this past week can no doubt agree. The weekend heat index hit around 105 degrees, and even though I tried my best to stay in the shade while out and about, I … more
It has been an odd year. We have graduated from staying at home in March and April, to a little more freedom in May and June, to running full tilt in July. Calendars went from an absolute void to juggling more than we have had to deal with for … more
Schools across Iowa are undergoing the daunting task of planning to reopen. Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered Iowa schools to begin the process of "preparing to safely welcome back students and teachers" to the classroom in August. On Friday, the … more
There isn't much more fun than having a "surprise" spring up in your garden. Most of the "surprises" in my garden are weeds and they have to be dealt with. But there are also some pretty surprises as well. For instance, I was surprised my … more
With a Fourth of July theme still fresh in my mind, this headline is pretty clever: "By The Stovetop's Red Glare Kernels Bursting In Air" Of course, it comes from The Popcorn Board. DID YOU KNOW? Popcorn is one of the oldest American foods whose … more
This week I thought I would take a break from talking about COVID-19 or any one of the many heavy issues going on in the world. After some recent frustration with my typing speed when putting together a story, I began to wonder (by wonder I mean … more
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