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Five Island Lake Assoc.

Bodies of water provide a myriad of outdoor activities throughout the seasons. Adults can be seen on Five Island Lake fishing, boating, skiing, ice fishing, kayaking, cross country skiing, congregating on the sandbar and giving friends and family a view of the lakeshore from a pontoon. It is ...

Feed The Birds

As our winged friends continue to migrate to their summer homes, we all want them to stop at our feeders. Some will stay for a day and others will stay for the summer. There are some rules you need to follow if you are feeding the birds. Bruce Ehresman, Retired DNR Bird Ecologist and Anna ...

April Snow

We had a bit of a snow “storm” Sunday morning. I didn’t amount to much, but enough to make the grass white - for a while. It didn’t stick to the sidewalks or the streets. For the most part, all traces of snow melted by mid-afternoon. Mrs. Robin was hopping around in the snow looking ...

Celebrating Teachers

It has been a strange, difficult year. As the pandemic swept across the country and invaded our small community, we saw numerous individuals rise to the occasion and become more than mere bystanders. Most notably among these heroes has been our teachers, whose unwavering dedication and ...

Right to Assemble a Most Important Right

To the Editor: Has our country gone insane? Have we become Russia or North Korea? On a more local level, what is wrong with the legislators at our state capital? They have just passed a bill that would grant immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protesters in public streets! ...

Five Island Lake Assoc.

On April 1, 1865 the Steamboat Bertrand hit a submerged log which sank this vessel headed toward Montana by way of the Missouri River. According to the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near Missouri Valley, Iowa, “Half of the boats cargo was recovered in 1968. No monetary treasures were found ...

A Forward Look

Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas? Last year I had planned to spend Christmas in Germany with my granddaughter and family. Her husband is stationed at Ramstein Air Base. Because of COVID-19, the trip was cancelled - disappointing, but understandable. One of the things on our ...

Spring Things

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 of beautiful flowers in full bloom. Drive ...

Evening at Pops

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 year due to the limitations placed on their ...