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A favorite sign of spring

May 4, 2015 What is your favorite sign of spring? How do you know this lovely season has finally arrived? Maybe it’s the green grass that’s been mowed most everywhere, or the beautiful crab apple trees that... more »»

A legacy of caring

May 1, 2015 I feel fortunate to have known Myra Maxon. She was a one-woman tour-de-force when it came to serving the community. I first met Myra when she was getting ready to marry Max Maxon. more »»

Walking along the wildflowers

April 29, 2015 Jam of the Week: “Heel Turn 2” by The Mountain Goats Spring always sneaks up on me. By March, I’m worn out of hoping that a few days of warmer weather will stick. Then, April showers push me indoors. more »»

Hardening off plants – be tough

April 28, 2015 Spring has arrived, and so have plants and flowers in garden centers and nurseries. Folks are excited to purchase these gorgeous new plants and hurry plant them in the garden or display pots. more »»

Spring fishing suggestions

April 28, 2015 As the days get warmer and longer, more anglers are making it to the lake or river or pond in search of a fish that wants to get caugh. more »»

Hugging to the music

April 27, 2015 Community newspapers and Facebook have been graced with prom photos in recent weeks. more »»

Living in a branded culture

April 27, 2015 We are a branded culture. Brands are all around us, and much of the time we don’t even realize the brand names or consider them. more »»

Making a clean sweep

April 24, 2015 Spring cleaning was always a big thing as I was growing up. more »»

Beyond Money Smart Week: How the library can help you save

April 24, 2015 Thanks to the many wonderful programs and activities provided by Webster City’s local businesses and organizations, you are probably aware that April 18-April 25 is Money Smart Week. more »»

An analogy for the state budget

April 24, 2015 Yesterday started off with a Senate Resolution honoring Kyven Gadson for his accomplishments in wrestlin. more »»

Farm policy 101: Washington falls short

April 22, 2015 As the spring planting season fetches long days in the tractor, farmers across Iowa already have invested an abundance of time and money in the new crop before sowing the first seed into the groun. more »»

Opening the spring season of growth

April 22, 2015 April has its roots/origin with the concept of “to open” or the opening of the spring season for growth. It is the time after a rain that you can smell the earth. more »»

A few fishing questions answered

April 21, 2015 I was at the Walleye Classic at the Cabela’s stores in Owatonna and Rogers Minnesota recentl. more »»

Reasons to rotate

April 21, 2015 Do you rotate in your garden? No, not by twirling around or doing the twist; leave that kind of rotation in the garden to your decorative spinners and whirly-a-bobs. more »»

We get (junk) mail

April 20, 2015 A few years back many of us were complaining about all the junk that came with our mai. more »»

Learning to work with dough

April 20, 2015 “That dough needs you!,” my baking tutor admonished me one recent morning in the school kitchen as I concentrated on kneading the pizza dough just the way she did i. more »»

Hats off to you, Alvina Sellers

April 17, 2015 I had a flashback Wednesday morning that took me right back to my youth. more »»

Unlimited possibilities @ your library

April 17, 2015 This week, Kendall Young Library joins libraries across the country in celebrating National Library Week. The theme this year is “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library”. more »»

Income tax-related identity theft is a growing concern

April 17, 2015 Most people associate April 15 with filing their income tax returns. But a growing number of Americans are associating this process with becoming a victim of identity theft. more »»

Cool weather vegetables

April 14, 2015 Are you aware that some vegetables are considered to be cool? Of course we horticulturists think that all vegetables are really “cool”, but vegetables are actually classified as cool weather... more »»



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