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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 »»

Iris – for a rainbow of color

June 3, 2014 Local gardens are now awash in all hues of the rainbow and vibrant iris are at their peak. Iris is one of the easiest hardy perennial plants to grow. more »»

Changes ahead for Boone Bash

June 3, 2014 Organizers of the Boone Bash River Dash, set for June 21, said there are some changes ahead for the annual canoe and kayak event that they hope will encourage more people to take par. more »»

DNR Fishing Report

June 3, 2014 Nelson Park Lake Panfishing is starting to pick up. Channel Catfish - Slow: Bluegill - Fair: Bluegill are starting to move in close to shor. more »»

“…Who has not created me a woman!”

June 2, 2014 Some of my childhood heroes were Jewish men – Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David and others. As I grew older I developed an interest in Judaism that continues toda. more »»

Joining the grandmother club

June 2, 2014 I don’t know much of anything about being a grandmother. Oh, I’ve observed plenty of wonderful grandmas in my lifetime. more »»

A well received festival

May 30, 2014 I've got to send a shout out to the folks who organized last weekend's highly successful JunqueFest in Webster City. more »»

Why women – and voters – prefer jerks to fops

May 30, 2014 PARIS – An intriguing social phenomenon prompted a horrific killing spree in Santa Barbara, California, last week, and the same phenomenon might help explain the surprising results of last weekend's... more »»

A pizza of my own

May 28, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Star Guitar” by The Chemical Brothers Holidays are a a great reason to spend some time with family, and spending some time with family is a great reason to make up some good foo. more »»

Rhubarb – the pie plant

May 28, 2014 Rhubarb — most folks consider rhubarb to be a spring delicacy. When driving through town or the country, you will probably notice most gardens contain a clump of rhubarb. more »»

Summertime and the livin’ is easy

May 28, 2014 Within the next week or so, if not already, public schools will have dismissed for the summer. more »»



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