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‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’

May 20, 2016 Yesterday when I woke up I started off my morning routine by staying in bed and checking Facebook. My TimeHop popped up and reminded me of what I had shared the last few years on May 19. more »»

Show up, speak up for WC

May 18, 2016 Editor’s Note:?Lindsay Henderson, Webster City, attended the recent Webster City Town Hall meeting and offered these thoughts in a Facebook post. We share this with our readers with her permissio. more »»

Memorial Day traditions

May 17, 2016 With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, I would like to share family traditions of placing flowers on the final resting spots of their loved ones. more »»

New Materials at Kendall Young Library

May 17, 2016 Nonfiction: “Rust: The Longest War” by Jonathan Waldman “Touchdown Tony: Running with a Purpose” by Tony Nathan “Alligator Candy: A Memoir” by David Kushner “The Movie Book” by DK Publishing... more »»

Open water fishing 2016

May 17, 2016 It’s pretty much official: The open water fishing season for 2016 is here. more »»

Growing season

May 16, 2016 If everything in a garden grew like my rhubarb is this year, gardening would be a piece of cake. Once again, my personal patch is thriving, with huge green leaves and robust green/red stalks. more »»

The tale of two families

May 16, 2016 Many of today’s young adults were raised in small families. My wife and I each have two adult children. Julie, however, is the oldest of seven children and I am the oldest of si. more »»

What Memorial Day means to me

May 13, 2016 When I was 21 years old, I met a veteran who changed my life. The year was 2008, and I was halfway through my third year of college at Eastern Michigan University. more »»

The fear of change

May 13, 2016 Heraclitus said it best. “ There is nothing permanent except change.” Change is inevitable. Whether we like it or not, nothing ever stays the same. more »»

Walleye — kind of in-between seasons for anglers

May 10, 2016 In many areas of the Midwest, walleye fishing for the next while will be kind of in-between seasons depending on where you’re fishing. more »»

Tomato planting time

May 10, 2016 It is no surprise that tomatoes are one of the most popular garden plants grown and that over 85 percent of all vegetable gardens include tomatoes. more »»

Summer rite of passage

May 9, 2016 Recently I heard that the very first Red Cross swimming lessons were first offered one hundred years ago, in 1916, in South Dakota. more »»

The good side of Facebook

May 9, 2016 Facebook has changed the way people keep in touch. more »»

Happy Mother’s Day

May 6, 2016 “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” I would tell my mom every time we got into an argument. more »»

A neat honor for local volunteer

May 4, 2016 Volunteers are the foundation of many groups. And those few talented and willing volunteers who step into leadership roles can be the fuel that propels those organizations and projects to success. more »»

Some ideas for walleyes

May 3, 2016 Walleye season is either here or very near all across the Midwest. Now that walleyes are or will be fair game throughout walleye country, here are some things to keep in mind regarding walleyes. more »»

Dividing hostas

May 3, 2016 One of the slower plants to emerge in the spring, hosta plants are now making their appearance in northern Iowa gardens. more »»

Mother’s Day

May 2, 2016 For some time now, I have decided that Mother’s Day is mostly a big Hallmark Holiday, as the advertisers encourage us to spend money on flowers and cards and gifts for our moms on this one day of... more »»

Knocking on wood

May 2, 2016 Superstitious? Not me. I have never been superstitious and hopefully never will be. Knock on wood. This month includes a big day for the superstitious of the world ? a Friday the 13th. more »»

Be Money Smart: Use Your Library

April 29, 2016 The summer I turned twelve, I became completely obsessed with money. more »»



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