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A look at the fishing records

November 11, 2014 Big fish, keepers, record fish usually are caught after July. The ones you brag about are caught in the cold weather and cold water. more »»

A relaxing pursuit

November 10, 2014 When folks learn that I have no hobbies some can be critical. “You need a hobby,” they say, “to keep busy and to stay sane. more »»

A perfect time for pie

November 10, 2014 This is the perfect time of year for pumpkin pie (pumpkin anything, actually), I was thinking as I enjoyed a nice piece of it with whipped topping last evening. more »»

It’s just what families do

November 7, 2014 I’m sure most of us have cared for a sick or injured family member. It’s not easy for the patient or the caregiver. more »»

Excited about aquaculture

November 5, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Flashlight” by Bonobo It was very satisfying to make VeroBlue Farms’ aquaculture plans in Webster City public. more »»

A fishing lesson learned

November 4, 2014 I went fishing last week in eastern Wisconsin with smallmouth ace Mike Gottheardt. The wind was blowing and it was chilly. It felt more like hunting season, and for many outdoors-people it was. more »»

Fall dips in popularity

November 4, 2014 Fall dips in popularity Some seasons are golden, especially the months of October and November. more »»

Nothing beats an amaryllis

November 4, 2014 For colorful blooms for the Christmas holidays, nothing can beat the spectacular amaryllis. more »»

Big picture and gut-vibrating sound

November 3, 2014 After the movie theater in our county seat closed a couple of years ago a group of hardworking volunteers decided to do something about it. more »»

Quirks of all kinds

November 3, 2014 It seems like I don’t get much time (or take the time) to read magazines. Recently, though, I did enjoy reading an article about quirks. Actually, that was the theme of the whole magazine. more »»

Ready for a spectacular November

October 31, 2014 Can you believe October went so fast? It seems the older I get the faster time goes. October was a good month at the Chamber. more »»

Picking apart my PC

October 29, 2014 Jam of the Week: “The Grit In The Pearl” by Clark Computers have been a part of my life for a very long time. I played educational video games about dinosaurs at a very young age. more »»

Fall is the time to catch a bunch

October 28, 2014 I got to fishing again this past week. My friend Mike Gottheardt and I were chasing smallmouth bass on a river in eastern Wisconsin. We caught’em good: Lots of smallmouth and some nice ones. more »»

Nicotine fits (poorly)

October 27, 2014 “We don’t smoke and we don’t chew and we don’t go with girls who do. more »»

Coincidence or happenstance?

October 27, 2014 I wonder if you’ve ever been part of a coincidence that’s so profound that it feels like it has to be more than just a chance coincidence. more »»

Cookbooks to help celebrate Vegetarian Awarenesss Month

October 24, 2014 I have a confession. I love cookbooks. more »»

Eb’s tofu and fiber diet

October 20, 2014 On the way home from the lumberyard I drove by the coffee shop. I hadn’t planned to stop but when I saw Eb Griper’s rusty old Studebaker pick-up in the parking lot I realized I missed his insults. more »»

Fun at the flea market

October 20, 2014 A few times a year I get to go to a flea market. Last Saturday I attended a good one in Fort Dodg. more »»

Ebola no match for 'Soups' Snyderman

October 17, 2014 If you were just dying for soup — and you were NBC medical editor Dr. more »»

Taking the season in stride

October 15, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Confessions (feat. Leland Whitty)” by BADBADNOTGOOD We’re down to crunch time in the election season. more »»



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