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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
The November election three weeks away. The politics are getting weird. Some wonder if voters will even get their sayThere are many claims shouted about that aren’t exactly … more
Have you heard of the notion that it takes a village? At times, we are taught that we must be independent, self-sufficient, and tough. While some moments this may seem true, I would like to provide … more
It seems that non-farmers pay attention to what is going on in the fields around them twice a year. In the Spring they are aware that fields are being planted to corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat, barley … more
I’m convinced that we all metaphorically return to school each year, no matter our age. When was the last time you found yourself missing the days where you did not have to know everything? … more
Mother Nature keeps her surprises for different times of the year. The last few rain showers have produced enough moisture for mushrooms to appear in the lawn. Usually this happens in late August and … more
Memorial Day is a time to honor the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We gather at cemeteries to participate in services hosted by members of the VFW and … more
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