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Pollinator Paradise

From the Iowa Tourism Bureau, here is an idea for a family outing within driving distance.Pollinator Paradise, Okoboji: New exhibits in the Dickinson County Nature Center's Pollinator Paradise open on Saturday, Nov. 16.Visitors will be able to dress up as a blue orchard mason bee and collect ...

U.S. Political Parties Past and Present

I have never been one to really follow politics and I try never to discuss politics especially today. I look around and the intolerance that is shown to others who have different opinions and ideals is not what our country was founded on, at least that is my thought.Sometimes my curiosity gets ...

It’s Autumn

Monday was the first day of Autumn. There is probably no other time of year as colorful as the Autumn days leading up to Winter.Look around the countryside as you drive and see yellow, brown and green in the fields of soybeans and corn. Fall garden mums decorate the outdoor spaces in front of ...

Remembering Three Mile Island

There are not many that can tell you about Three Mile Island. What happened there and exactly where its location i,s are probably unknow to anyone over the baby boom era.On March 28, 1979, Unit2 reactor was the site of a partial meltdown. As with nuclear meltdowns in recent years, the meltdown ...

Giving Back To Community

This week we are happy to report donations to Emmetsburg projects. MidAmerican Energy gave a monetary donation to Five Island Trails. MidAmerican Energy and Iowa Trust & Savings Bank made monetary donations to the Rotary Club in Emmetsburg for work on the park located to the east of the ...

Myths About Foster Care

Foster care: Children in foster care don't need to be "rescued" from their homes.If you haven't been exposed to foster care, you might think that the best thing for children is for them to be "rescued" from their bad environment and removed from their parents and their home permanently. But ...

How to Tell if You Have a Fixed Mindset and What You Can Do to Change It

Sometimes I feel like I have a fixed mindset, especially when I was younger. Life was black and white, there was no grey and if the answer was not yes or no, I remember avoiding the question. I thought life was the way it was and there was no meaningful way to change it.I was not completely ...

Open Casting Call

One of the disadvantages of a twice weekly newspaper, sometimes we receive a news release "too late" to make it pertinent. That happened last week when we received a news release "Open Casting Call Saturday in Des Moines For Movie Chronicling Last Season of Six-on-Six Iowa Girls ...

Half Way There

Half-Way to St.?Pat's! Can you believe it? Here we are, the end of August, and we're looking ahead to the middle of March.The St. Pat's Association and Emmetsburg Fire Department collaborated for a great weekend of fun, food and music.2019 is the third year for this event and it has grown like ...

Keep Emmetsburg Beautiful

Emmetsburg is getting a sidewalk facelift. An observation from Mayor Myrna Heddinger: "this is a precision working team."The mayor noted at the recent City Council meeting that the sidewalk project is moving right along. She also pointed out that the construction team is being very cooperative ...