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First trip crappies

April 26, 2016 Spring came early in many areas this year, and that enabled us to get that first fishing trip of the year in early. For many of us, the first fishing trip of the open water season is for crappi. more »»

Stay tuned for the Dating Game

April 25, 2016 One of the rewards of marriage, in my humble male opinion, is that the dating process is behind you. As a teenager, dating was difficult. Oh, I liked girls… a lot. more »»

Old- fashioned niceities

April 25, 2016 Another of those old-fashioned niceties that it wouldn’t hurt us to bring back, I read, is the art of gentle swears. more »»

Teachers, tools, and llamas

April 22, 2016 This week was full of adventure. I got to observe a shop class at the high school, visited Blairsburg for the first time, and may even get the chance to see a llama competition this weeken. more »»

Changing with the times

April 20, 2016 Back in the good old days, when there was no internet, cell phones or smart devices — when people of my age were in high school — computers and the World Wide Web were just stories that were... more »»

Garden soil improvement

April 19, 2016 When preparing your garden soil for spring planting, be sure to incorporate generous amounts of organic composted materials. Organic compost may be obtained free of charge at sites in most citi. more »»

Catch what wants to get caught

April 19, 2016 Another fishing season is here. Something you can do to catch more fish and enjoy your time on the water even more is to be flexible in your fishing goals. more »»

Tradition of fellowship

April 18, 2016 The church dinner is a long, proud tradition in our little world, one that has evolved over the years but is still alive and well even though it has change. more »»

A scary day at the Shrine Circus

April 18, 2016 March and April are traditionally the months Iowans are treated to a Shrine Circus performance. more »»

Making a difference

April 13, 2016 I wanted to give a shout out to all of the middle school students who helped package meals last Friday as part of Character Counts Day at the schoo. more »»

The Keep Iowa Beautiful challenge

April 13, 2016 Every day we face personal challenges – those with fellow employees, family, home, vehicle, travel, electronics, health and many others. more »»

Follow the fish for angling success

April 12, 2016 As the weather warms and the days get longer, more people are headed to the lake or pond or river to go fishing. When we go fishing, we want to catch something. more »»

Creating fairy gardens

April 12, 2016 A popular trend in gardening has been the planting of whimsical miniature fairy gardens. more »»

Manners do matter

April 11, 2016 So there I was, helping to feed the high school masses one recent school day like most others. more »»

There’s a welcome here… or not!

April 11, 2016 When I was kid Sunday school always started with what were called opening exercises. Part of the opening tradition was to sing a welcome song to any youngster visiting our Sunday school that day. more »»

Character(s) Count

April 8, 2016 You know what I love about words? Some words have multiple meanings. For example the word character. Character. more »»

Early spring crops

April 5, 2016 Are your hands just itching to dig into the garden? There are a few garden vegetable crops that may be successfully planted early in the spring. more »»

My favorite way to fish

April 5, 2016 It’s warming up and more and more anglers are getting ready to go fishing. I know I am. I’m often asked about my favorite fish to catch and my favorite fishing technique. more »»

Turning sap into syrup

April 5, 2016 COALVILLE — For an early settler moving out onto the prairies, there were only a few choices available if they wanted something sweet to cook or bake with. more »»

Bergeson recognized by MASA

April 5, 2016 Ryan Bergeson, superintendent of Scotland County R-1 School District, was among eight Missouri superintendents recognized by the Missouri Association of School Administrators for outstanding... more »»

 
 
 

 

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