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Bringing plants indoors

September 9, 2014 Did your plants spend a vacation out of doors this summer? Now is the time to begin planning for their safe return into your home. more »»

Night-bite walleyes

September 9, 2014 If you want to catch a big walleye, fall is a time when your odds of doing so are probably the best. more »»

Eb’s ideas of a fun time

September 8, 2014 It was mid-morning and I had a craving for some coffee and a donut. The local coffee shop was close by so I headed in that direction. more »»

Enjoying the beauty and bounty

September 8, 2014 My garden has turned on me. more »»

Don’t complain, find a solution

September 5, 2014 I received an interesting challenge this week. I don't have to dump ice over my head or jump into a frosty lake. more »»

Arvid in Agriculture Wonderland

September 3, 2014 As a teenager in rural Iowa I earned money each summer working for area farmers. The last year I worked on a farm was 1965. more »»

A little grammar, punctuation humor

September 3, 2014 When you live in a middle school world part of the time —like I do —it doesn’t take long to understand that t-shirts have become billboards. more »»

Thinking about fall fishing

September 2, 2014 For many people, Labor Day marks the end of summer or the beginning of fall depending on how you look at it. more »»

KYL: The ultimate study partner

August 29, 2014 I have to make a confession: I love this time of year. more »»

Making history every day

August 27, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Spirit in The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum I recently had the pleasure of bumping into dear friend, local historian and longstanding Daily Freeman-Journal contributor Nancy Kayser. more »»

Creeping Charlie control

August 26, 2014 Eradicate, annihilate and destroy- these words are often used in conjunction with discussions on the persistent weed problem of Creeping Charli. more »»

Labor Day thoughts from a retired worker

August 25, 2014 Labor Day 2014 will be my first Labor Day since retiring. This may be a good time for an old timer to reflect a bit on the matter of labor. I am fortunate. more »»

In a rush for food

August 25, 2014 There’s a certain type of terror that moves in when one is responsible for feeding 200+ people, and you realize that the food you were going to serve is not available. more »»

Keeping the boys entertained

August 22, 2014 There’s an interesting trend on Facebook. People post photos of their dogs with a sign around their necks which tells about they awful things those dogs have done. more »»

Cold water for a cause

August 20, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Helplessness Blues” by Fleet Foxes If you’ve visited a humble, little place called the internet lately, you’ve probably seen videos of people from celebrities to friends and famil... more »»

Time to think about fall

August 19, 2014 Now that the Iowa State Fair is over, schools have started again, and garden produce at peak; it is time to turn thoughts to the cooler weather ahead. more »»

A mid-summer bass trip

August 19, 2014 Last week my nephew Sam and I took our annual bass trip to west central Minnesota. We’ve been doing this for about ten years and have only missed one year. more »»

How old is your English?

August 18, 2014 While we still call it English, the language we speak today has changed dramatically over the years. more »»

Becoming a grandparent

August 18, 2014 I’m really not a fussy person. I don’t decorate that way; I don’t dress that way. I like simplicity, not clutter. I don’t care to wear flouncy or frilly or flowing. more »»

‘Ron Hooker has stories to tell’

August 15, 2014 “Ron Hooker has stories to tell.” It was a simple statement in an email that turned out to be so very true. more »»



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