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Trivial matters: Master of Minutiae

November 24, 2014 Thirty-five years ago this December the world was introduced to a new board game called Trivial Pursuit. Though I have an aversion to most board games, I love this one. more »»

Living a grateful life

November 24, 2014 I wonder if it is possible to live in a truly grateful way, to develop and nurture a very real attitude of gratitude. To live without taking things and people and opportunities for grante. more »»

Adoption secures blessings of hope, home

November 21, 2014 There’s no place like home. During this season of thanksgiving, celebrating life’s blessings with family and friends offers Americans a time-treasured ritual observed for generations. more »»

A fishy take on a favorite dish

November 19, 2014 Jam of the Week: “White Lies, Yellow Teeth” by Modest Mouse Friday’s VeroBlue Farms open house was certainly among the most well-attended events I’ve gone to in more than two years in Webster Cit. more »»

Pilgrims, Indians and three sisters gardening

November 18, 2014 With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is a good time to review the gardening lessons Native American Indians may have taught Pilgrims almost four hundred years ago. more »»

Trust the depth-finder for more ice-fishing success

November 18, 2014 The pond froze over early this year, at least two weeks early and in most years it would still be a month before ice comes to the small body of water that I see most days. more »»

Pheasants make a comeback

November 18, 2014 November can only mean one thing to Iowa hunters across the state — pheasant hunting season is here. Well, maybe quail, too, but mainly it's what we've been waiting for all year — pheasant hunti. more »»

Support your neighbors, shop locally

November 14, 2014 Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and I’m starting to feel a little stressed. The holiday itself doesn’t rattle me. more »»

The holiday season at KY Library

November 14, 2014 When I was a kid, my mom was a coupon-clipping, money-saving superwoma. more »»

The yammer on sweet potatoes

November 11, 2014 Recently in the grocery store, I overheard a customer asking a clerk the difference between sweet potatoes and yams. Many folks think that yam is just another term used for sweet potatoes. more »»

The kids aren’t having as much fun

November 11, 2014 Throughout the Midwest and probably other parts of North America, there are some lakes that have special fishing regulations. Not many lakes, but a few. more »»

A look at the fishing records

November 11, 2014 Big fish, keepers, record fish usually are caught after July. The ones you brag about are caught in the cold weather and cold water. more »»

A relaxing pursuit

November 10, 2014 When folks learn that I have no hobbies some can be critical. “You need a hobby,” they say, “to keep busy and to stay sane. more »»

A perfect time for pie

November 10, 2014 This is the perfect time of year for pumpkin pie (pumpkin anything, actually), I was thinking as I enjoyed a nice piece of it with whipped topping last evening. more »»

It’s just what families do

November 7, 2014 I’m sure most of us have cared for a sick or injured family member. It’s not easy for the patient or the caregiver. more »»

Excited about aquaculture

November 5, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Flashlight” by Bonobo It was very satisfying to make VeroBlue Farms’ aquaculture plans in Webster City public. more »»

A fishing lesson learned

November 4, 2014 I went fishing last week in eastern Wisconsin with smallmouth ace Mike Gottheardt. The wind was blowing and it was chilly. It felt more like hunting season, and for many outdoors-people it was. more »»

Fall dips in popularity

November 4, 2014 Fall dips in popularity Some seasons are golden, especially the months of October and November. more »»

Nothing beats an amaryllis

November 4, 2014 For colorful blooms for the Christmas holidays, nothing can beat the spectacular amaryllis. more »»

Big picture and gut-vibrating sound

November 3, 2014 After the movie theater in our county seat closed a couple of years ago a group of hardworking volunteers decided to do something about it. more »»

 
 
 

 

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