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Starting transplants

March 8, 2016 Many gardeners choose to grow their own garden transplants in order to enjoy them earlier in the growing seaso. more »»

County Dem convention is Saturday

March 8, 2016 The Hamilton County Democratic County Convention will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the All Cultures Equal Building, 1440 E. Second St. more »»

Walleyes in small rivers

March 8, 2016 It appears that spring is attempting to make an early return this year. All across walleye country, anglers are getting in and on the water in search of ‘eye action. more »»

What’s in a name?

March 7, 2016 In case you didn’t know it, tomorrow is Unique Names Day. If you’re like me, you can probably recall several unusual and unique names in your world without even thinking. more »»

Meet me tonight in dreamland

March 7, 2016 One of the most popular songs of the early 20th century was a gentle waltz entitled “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland.” During my childhood I met a lot of characters in Dreamland but most weren’t gentle. more »»

The Bible on my dresser

March 4, 2016 This week I talked with Barb Wollan, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. more »»

The books behind the best films of 2015

March 4, 2016 This past Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored the best of filmmaking of 2015. more »»

Catch ‘em with crankbait

March 1, 2016 Recently we talked about selecting the appropriate jig when you want to catch walleyes. Crankbaits are another tool that will catch a wide variety of fish under lots of different conditions. more »»

Time to trim

March 1, 2016 Daffodils, tulips and iris are starting to make their appearance for spring! Is your garden ready? Garden clean-up is important for healthy plants. more »»

Brand new coloring book

February 29, 2016 Last week I was in a fabric store looking at a display of adult coloring books, along with another woman I didn’t know. more »»

Plans 50 years in the making

February 29, 2016 The process has begun. The date has been set. “Save the date” notices have been distributed. more »»

North, east, south, west, what?

February 26, 2016 Webster defines direction in two ways. The first: a course along which someone or something moves; the course that must be taken in order to reach a destination. more »»

Apple, public safety and selling stuff

February 24, 2016 Federal investigators hold the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, the terrorist who helped slaughter 14 innocents in San Bernardino, California. more »»

Youth summit brings discussion

February 24, 2016 What are the youths of today thinking? That is what Power Up YOUth coalition members learned when they engaged 53 South Hamilton and Webster City high school students in small group discussions... more »»

Bring spring indoors

February 23, 2016 Tired of waiting for spring to arrive? To bring a bit of spring indoors and chase away wintertime blues try bringing flowering branches indoors to force into early bloom. more »»

Jigs in your tackle box

February 23, 2016 We often talk about fishing techniques and fish location and things like that, and sometimes we forget about the nuts and bolts of fishin. more »»

What life sounds like

February 22, 2016 “Teaching Little Fingers to Play” by John W. Thompson was my first piano book. It was red. I tackled it with my grandma even before I started school. more »»

Talking to a brick wall

February 22, 2016 In a recent three-way Facebook exchange with a mutual friend my daughter accused me of being a chatterbox. A Facebook meme showed a child in a sleeping bag on a supermarket floor. more »»

5 great reasons to attend Family Game Night

February 19, 2016 My life has been filled with scandal and adventure. I have been married and divorced hundreds of times, died of old age thousands of times, and have owned millions of homes. more »»

Oh so wonderful Wi-fi

February 19, 2016 his past week I set out on one of my biggest adventures yet. I finally got Internet at my apartment. I mustered up the courage and called a provider. I bought a modem and route. more »»



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