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Hibbles and cussers

August 5, 2013 In the home in which I was raised there were at least two things you didn’t want to get caught doing – (a) being a hibble and (b) cussing. Our mother did not like hibbles. more »»

Ice cream memories

August 5, 2013 So now we have officially left National Ice Cream Month, which lasted throughout July. It’s rather sad, but at least we can eat ice cream any month of the year. more »»

Summer Nights return next week

August 2, 2013 Where did July go? We've been as busy as a one legged man in a kick boxing competition here at the Chamber. We started off the month July 5 with Summer Nights. more »»

Learn about the art of upcycling

August 2, 2013 Summer is a great time for projects. Long days provide plenty of time to tackle projects of all shapes and sizes. more »»

Watermelon Day a success

August 2, 2013 To the Editor: The Stanhope community hosted the 56th Watermelon Day on a day that was just about picture perfect. more »»

Springing a leak

July 31, 2013 Jam of the week: “Like A Friend” by Pulp While the world still waits for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to find a new home from his current residence in an airport in Moscow, news of another prominent... more »»

Eb Griper’s big secret

July 29, 2013 I was confused. Eb Griper’s old Studebaker pick-up truck was in the coffee shop parking lot but I couldn’t find Eb inside. Finally I saw a vaguely familiar character wearing sunglasses. more »»

A simple coat of paint

July 29, 2013 As far as I can figure, the last time I painted an outside building was the summer after I graduated high school. That was decades ago, when I was younger and more limber. more »»

A fair learning experience

July 26, 2013 I can count on one hand the number of times I went to the county fair when I was growing up. I wasn't in 4-H or FFA and we didn't really exhibit anything. more »»

One-year reflections

July 24, 2013 Jam of the week: “Dream House” by Deafheaven Deja vu is something I’ve rarely encountered in Webster City. more »»

Mowing the lawn or cutting grass?

July 22, 2013 Watching a neighbor mow his lawn recently reminded me of my next door neighbor in Sioux City nearly 40 years ago. A native of Maryland, Bob laughed whenever I talked about “mowing the lawn. more »»

Appreciating trees

July 22, 2013 So I see that all that’s left of one of the big cedar trees in front of the house where I grew up is a very neat pile of saw logs stacked close to where the tree was. more »»

Connected @ your library

July 19, 2013 Have you heard the exciting news that Webster City was recently certified by Connect Iowa as a Connected community? This means our city has proven strengths in high-speed Internet access, adoption... more »»

Containing the 'outbreak'

July 17, 2013 Jam of the week: “Light Powered” by Deastro It seems like every year, we hear reports of some new disease. The reports jump out from the media incessantly and you begin to tune them out. more »»

Seeing the world’s awe, wonder

July 15, 2013 Most of us cannot remember much from when we were 3-years old. I can recall a number of things from that time in my life but some of my family and friends cannot recall much before kindergarten. more »»

Evolving family reunions

July 15, 2013 The other type of reunion that’s likely to happen during this season of the year is, of course, the family reunion. more »»

Saying goodbye to clutter

July 12, 2013 Is there anything more tedious than getting ready for a garage sale? I enjoy the effects that the clearing of clutter and unwanted items brings. more »»

Why crucial conversation training?

July 12, 2013 Sometimes, I catch myself acting the way my parents did when I was younger. Sometimes that’s good. Sometimes, that’s not so good. more »»

Hotter than Fort Dodge

July 8, 2013 Fifty some years ago there lived in Webster City a local character who was known for his quirky sayings. On a stiflingly hot day he would say, “It’s hotter than Fort Dodge. more »»

‘Still’ at reunion

July 8, 2013 “Still” was a word heard often on Saturday evening, as in “I’m still working at the same place,” or “We still live in ...” or even “I’m still always glad to get together with you all. more »»

 
 

 

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