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A Little This ‘N That

June 9, 2015 If you’ve been in isolation or living under the proverbial rock of late, we’ll make it official for you: School is Out! Besides striking fear in your heart, that announcement should also ratchet up... more »»

Experience The Shores

June 3, 2015 Years of planning - seeking grant funds - fundraising - looking at plans on paper - seeing the model building - watching construction - and now it’s here. more »»

Why Books?

May 28, 2015 Books, you know those square things with pages, are said to be less and less relevant in today’s world, even soon to be a thing of the past. more »»

Let Us Remember

May 27, 2015 In our busy lives, all too often, special days and events are easily overlooked, and in some cases, all but forgotten. more »»

The Scam Is Still Here

May 20, 2015 The Grandparent Scam has been around for several years, targeting older people across Iowa and across the countr. more »»

Our Gratitude

May 19, 2015 It doesn’t matter what you call them. Cops, The Law, Officer or otherwise. The simple fact is that the person wearing the blue uniform is a peace officer – a person, just like you and m. more »»

Movin’ On In May

May 14, 2015 Here are some Travel Tips from the Iowa Tourism Office. It’s always fun to take a day trip in our home state. First on our list of places to go is the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset. more »»

The Clock Is Ticking

May 13, 2015 It seems just like clockwork, unfortunately, that here in Iowa, our state lawmakers are no longer receiving their per diem payments while on duty at the statehouse. more »»

Writing vs Texting

May 7, 2015 People, young and old, struggle with writing. Gone are the days of writing for pleasure, it seems. more »»

Time For Concern?

May 5, 2015 If you’ve been following the news for the last few weeks, by now you’re certainly aware of the rapid spread of the Avian Influenza outbreak in the upper Midwest. more »»

Kendra’s New Book

April 30, 2015 Kendra Gottsleben is an inspiration to everyone who knows her and to those who know of her. She has had medical conditions that would bring most of us down, but she has taken a positive outlook. more »»

Time For An Update?

April 28, 2015 If you’re like me, you’ve heard the old adage of “seeing the world through a windshield”, a reference to doing a lot of traveling by car. more »»

Commercial Rant

April 23, 2015 We’ve watched our share of commercials over the winter months and a lot of them haven’t been exactly “pretty.” In fact, some are just ridiculous. more »»


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 »»



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