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All hail the handyman

November 8, 2013 My husband Larry is not the most handy guy around the hous. more »»

Even big guys get bullied

November 6, 2013 Jam of the week: “Stop The Dams” by Gorillaz While I’m still reveling in the Bears win on Monday night against the Packers, it’s far from the biggest story in the NFL right now. more »»

Harbingers of winter

November 5, 2013 Uh oh, look who's coming to town. I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count. Don't read between the lines. Well … if you guessed slate-colored juncos, you guessed correctl. more »»

Learning from new experiences

November 4, 2013 As a teenager and as a young adult I relished new experiences. In my 60s… not so much. Like it or not, I had some new experiences a week ago. more »»

Keeping the post

November 4, 2013 There’s no denying that the fabric of our lives here on the prairie has shifted through the years, just since mid-century. more »»

Get a jump on holiday shopping

November 1, 2013 That time of the year is quickly approaching: the holiday shopping season. more »»

Happy Halloween, welcome winter

November 1, 2013 Another month has come and gone and we find ourselves excited for the events past, present and future at the Chamber. more »»

Website woes

October 30, 2013 Jam of the week: “In Haze” by iceage For the past month, the recently opened healthcare website launched as open-enrollment begins for insurance with Obamacare has been marred with glitches. more »»

Bird-watching myths

October 29, 2013 I've touched bases a time or two on this subject over the years, but just in case you didn't grab the brass ring the first time it went by, I'll jog your memory again. more »»

Measuring the years

October 27, 2013 As an ambitious young advertising salesman in Sioux City I had tenaciously but unsuccessfully been calling on a particular merchant for several months. more »»

Halloween from a distance

October 27, 2013 One good thing about being an empty nester is that Halloween can now be enjoyed from more of a distance than it was formerly. more »»

Hiding the Halloween candy

October 25, 2013 Halloween is kind of a fun holiday. I love seeing the area children all decked out in their creative costumes. more »»

Witches, goblins and ghosts — oh my

October 25, 2013 In the field across the road, the corn stalks are flattened and tattered. The gorgeous trees across the street are dressed in leaves of scarlet, and out yard is adrift in golden leaves. more »»

The beauty of a Sunday drive in fall

October 23, 2013 So I went for a drive on Sunday afternoon to better see and appreciate the glorious fall colors that are showing off their best about now. more »»

Changing colors may be due in part to stress

October 22, 2013 Leaves are starting to change, and it might be stress. We've been down this road before, you and me. We're starting to see some color in the trees. more »»

The discovery of Trick or Treat

October 21, 2013 When a 5-year-old boy moves from the farm into town, albeit a small farm town, he learns a lot of new things. Things like if you go to the drug store with the owner’s kid you can get a free soda. more »»

Heroes and bullies

October 18, 2013 My heart has been heavy this week. It's been a disturbing week for news about teens. more »»

Unusual finds in KYL DVD collection

October 18, 2013 While it is an established fact that Kendall Young Library has books (over 50,000 in fact), you may not realize that we also have a substantial DVD section. more »»

The frightening films of Halloween

October 16, 2013 Jam of the week: “Crips” by Ratatat Holidays are always great occasions for something. more »»

Bitter, cruel and, in some cases, profane

October 14, 2013 What is becoming of us? Some Americans can no longer participate in a debate without becoming red hot irate and, in some cases, profane. more »»



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