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April 21, 2015 You’ve got to love the obvious. Sometimes, things that are so obvious become oblivious to people. more »»

Time For Spring Cleaning

April 16, 2015 Citywide Garage Sales are set for Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. Brown Goods and E-Waste Recycling dates have been set for Wednesday and Thursday, April 29 and 3. more »»

An Eye Opener

April 14, 2015 By now, the secret is out - Emmetsburg High School students were participants in an “Every 15 Minutes”?program at the end of last week. more »»

The Addams Family -- A Must See

April 9, 2015 The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy - opens on the Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre stage this Friday. more »»

April Fools Pranks

April 7, 2015 With the April Fools “observance” now behind us, I came across a website that detailed several monumental April Fools pranks that were total successes. more »»


April 2, 2015 Spring is the time for all things new. We have welcomed the return of Robins, who are starting to nest. Little blue scilla are blooming along the south side of my house. more »»

Can You Believe This?

March 31, 2015 Here are 25 unbelievable things that Americans actually believe these days. When I read this list, I snorted – rather loudly, too, I must admi. more »»

Easter Egg Roll At White House

March 27, 2015 “A popular tradition at the White House, this event will be sure to please!” That’s what the news snippet said for Travel Iowa’s Top Five April Events. more »»

Sunshine Week

March 20, 2015 This is Sunshine Week, a week when many news organizations and First Amendment advocates will talk and write about open government. more »»

Laws Of Physics

March 17, 2015 I have to confess that back in the day when I was in high school, I?didn’t take Physics Class. more »»

Let’s Celebrate

March 12, 2015 It’s been going on for 55 years -- celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Emmetsburg the weekend closest to March 17. more »»

Pieces And Parts

March 10, 2015 If you’re like most people, you’ve seen a movie in which a character delivers a line that just sticks with you long after you’ve left the theater. more »»


March 5, 2015 What a great weekend:?Chamber Awards Banquet and Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation Grant Awards presentation were in the spotlight. more »»

What’s In A Word?

March 4, 2015 Everyone knows that there are words that have multiple meanings. more »»

Travel Iowa

February 26, 2015 Emmetsburg received some special recognition on the state level. Our community has been named to the Top Five March Events in Iowa. more »»

Backyard Treasures

February 24, 2015 Last Week I brought you 10 odd things found in backyards. But, like the old saying goes, we’ve saved the best for last. Here are the 10 oddest things ever found in a backyard. more »»

Taking Care Of The Trees

February 22, 2015 An article came across on the computer about winter stresses on trees and shrubs.?While it may not be visible, those trees are probably shivering beneath their bark. more »»

Backyard Treasures

February 17, 2015 Here’s another list of things, only this time, it’s somewhat historical in nature, and it could easily be duplicated right here, in our own backyar. more »»

Valentine's Day

February 12, 2015 Valentine’s Day puts a little sparkle in what might be an otherwise gray February day. The cards twinkle with glitter and flowers smell of Spring. more »»

Thanks, Coach

February 10, 2015 The first Saturday in February has meant the start of the road to the State Wrestling Tournament for high school athletes for years in Iowa. more »»



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