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Monday was Martin Luther King Holiday.    It is still not considered by some as a major holiday. Federal buildings and some larger enterprises do close for the day but many businesses and … more
Over the last year, the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department of Human Services have evaluated the areas of overlap and duplication between the two state agencies. Following this … more
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.Virginia … more
The Christmas season is always a great time of the year to make special memories with those close to you.  During this season, I like to take the time to reflect on the many blessings I’ve … more
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, America’s oldest dictionary publisher recently announced its word of the year for 2022. Gaslighting was the winner. Merriam-Webster stated that the word searched … more
That refrain can sometimes be heard by children as they look out a window to view the first snow of the season. Despite the fact that winter is still almost three weeks away, the Emmetsburg area is … more
National Public Radio announced on Tuesday that the total cost of the 2022 state and federal mid-term elections was $16.7 billion. Business Insider said that it is the most expensive mid-term … more
Military veteran Bill Terry has spent nearly 50 years as a musician. Several of those years were when he was active duty in the U.S. Army.Those of us in Emmetsburg (and an untold number of fellow … more
The Environmental Protection Agency defines a wetland as an area of land that is either covered with water or saturated with water. It provides fish and wildlife habitat. Microbes, unique plants, … more
As the saying goes, art imitates life. One could say Sandy Moffett’s entertaining and enlightening novel, The Ghost of Craven Snuggs, has a whole lot of life to it. Moffett, emeritus professor … more
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