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New state law is designed to reduce underage drinking

June 25, 2014 Beginning July 1, every police and sheriff’s department in Iowa will have an additional tool to help reduce underage drinking: a social host law. more »»

A crash course at Camp Dodge

June 25, 2014 Jam of the Week: “La Ritournelle” by Sébastien Tellier Last week, Daily Freeman-Journal readers got just a sneak peek into the training facilities at Camp Dodge in Johnston. more »»

Summer action over and around the weeds

June 24, 2014 As summer progresses, the various vegetation in the lakes becomes a big factor in our fishing. The different types of vegetation that live in the lakes will be home to a variety of fish species. more »»

Provide support for your plants

June 24, 2014 With the recent heavy rain storms in our area, did your trumpet lily topple, snapdragons snap, or tomatoes take a tumble? Don’t abandon your plants to the element. more »»

Not all of America’s got talent

June 23, 2014 If I were to find a magic lamp and were a genie to pop out of it and offer me three wishes, I know what I would choose. My first wish would be for the ability to sing. more »»

A constant companion

June 23, 2014 I used to think I knew something about cats. But then that was when they were all outside cat. more »»

An athlete with heart and spirit

June 20, 2014 This has been a very special week for my stepson, Jonathan — or Jon as he likes to be called. more »»

Science in the library

June 18, 2014 You may have heard about an educational push for integrating more STEM or STEAM content in school. more »»

Keeping bunnies at bay and critters away

June 17, 2014 Has your flowerbed turned into a smorgasbord for wildlife? Pesky critters enjoying your garden crops before you do? Grandpa may have gotten out the . more »»

Catching pressured walleyes

June 17, 2014 I was in central Minnesota last week fishing with my friend Mike Frisch. Mike is an outstanding angler for a variety of fish, but on this trip we were after walleye. more »»

The customer is not always right

June 16, 2014 I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard the phrase, “The customer is always righ. more »»

Help from Mr. Fix-It

June 16, 2014 “Dad can fix anything” has long been the slogan at our house. And not just on Father’s Day. more »»

Much ado about mulch

June 11, 2014 Finished planting the garden? It is time to put down a good layer of mulch. Why use mulch? Mulches are attractive, conserve moisture, control fluctuations in root and help to inhibit weed growt. more »»

Stories from seniors

June 11, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Edit the Sad Parts” by Modest Mouse At the age of 24, much of my life has involved interacting with people older than myself. more »»

Try a river this summer

June 10, 2014 The Midwest is blessed with all sorts of fishing opportunities. Lakes, rivers, ponds, and reservoirs dot our landscape. Wherever you live, you don’t need to drive far to wet a line. more »»

Dancing with Bambi’s mom on the Interstate

June 9, 2014 A late night trip home from Des Moines recently included a dance with Bambi’s mother on I-35. more »»

School picnics of the past

June 9, 2014 Recently a friend told me she was going to attend an end-of-the-year school picnic for her grandson. more »»

Don’t stick a fork in us yet, we’re not done

June 6, 2014 Editor’s Note:?The following is a blog written by Webster City Area?Chamber Director Deb Brown in response to a Des Moines television station’s story about dying towns in Iowa. more »»

Enjoying the great outdoors

June 6, 2014 After a long wait, summer has finally arrived. Take advantage of it by getting outside. Get some inspiration from the titles below or others on the shelves at the library. more »»

Mr. Krajewski goes to Des Moines

June 4, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Marquee Moon” by Television In the continuing adventures of Jim getting a chance to attend important events, I visited the state capitol on Friday to cover Branstad’s signing of... more »»

 
 
 

 

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