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It’s what you answer to

February 23, 2015 I spell my name… a lot. Making reservations by phone? “How do you spell your name, Sir?” Trying to check into an emergency room, impatient with pain? “Please spell your name for me. more »»

Small-town hoops

February 23, 2015 Every year about this time, when the girls’ state basketball tournament is underway, I’m remembering when girls basketball was a different game from boys. more »»

Urban encounters with wildlife

February 20, 2015 I have to admit I’m not the outdoorsy type. I've been camping twice in my life in a tent. I didn't like it, but then my idea of roughing it is not having cable for a day or two. more »»

A salute to cherries

February 17, 2015 Happy Birthday George Washington. Do you think of his face on the dollar bill, or Mount Rushmore; crossing the Delaware; or perhaps like me — I associate George with cherry trees. more »»

King visits Rotary

February 17, 2015 U.S. Rep. Steve King attended the Webster City Rotary Club’s midday meeting on Monday. King said he was in the area on Monday primarily to receive the National Association of Manufacturers Award. more »»

Game night is Friday

February 17, 2015 Kendall Young Library will once again host its annual Family Game Night on Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Library officials said the whole family is invited to attend. more »»

There’s still lots of time for ice-fishing

February 17, 2015 In some of the places where people go ice-fishing, a few of the ice-fishing seasons are starting to wind down, or in some places, they’re over. more »»

New Spring Outdoors Woman Workshop ready for registrations

February 17, 2015 The popular Iowa Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is taking registrations for its second annual workshop at Honey Creek Resort State Par. more »»

Finding your next great read

February 13, 2015 When I was thirteen years old, I had a nine-year-old boy cousin who drove me absolutely crazy. more »»

Senate considers increase to fuel tax

February 13, 2015 After several years of discussions, and much speculation this session, a bill to increase the fuel tax in Iowa was introduced in the Iowa Senate. more »»

Looking back, moving forward

February 11, 2015 The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce had a warm January; in fact, it was a Caribbean dream at the Annual Dinner Riding the Waves of Change. more »»

Hidden in plain sight

February 11, 2015 The street in front of my home in Early, Iowa, is deteriorating. more »»

Gardening for birds

February 10, 2015 While February is still too early to start most garden plants from seed, it is a good time to think about seeds for our outdoor feathered friends. more »»

Too much of a good thing

February 10, 2015 Sometimes on life's journey we acquire beliefs we consider “gospel,” which we come to believe almost absolutely and are unlikely to question. more »»

Which boat is best for you?

February 10, 2015 It’s Boat Show and Sportshow season across North America. It’s also the season when many anglers and boaters are looking for a different boat for the upcoming fishing and boating seaso. more »»

No hoity-toity food for this country boy

February 9, 2015 My siblings and I grew up on meat, potatoes and vegetables. Some fruit and desserts, too. And cookies, cake and pie. Also, homemade bread and cinnamon rolls. more »»

Being a good neighbor

February 9, 2015 I’m not sure we know what it means to be neighborly any more. more »»

Good news and some bad news

February 6, 2015 Debate this week in the Iowa Senate featured some good news and some bad news. more »»

Homeownership Program helps 423 veterans

February 6, 2015 The Military Homeownership Assistance Program is now in its tenth year and is still going strong. more »»

Say it with flowers

February 3, 2015 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share with readers some of the popular Valentine flowers plus their meaning. more »»



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