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On the road again

September 16, 2014 Because I live less than half a mile from my place of work, my daily commute is around two minutes long. more »»

Whatever happened to ...

September 16, 2014 What happened to: Pride; holding the door open for others; dignity; commitment to community and country; civility; airline travel that was fun and exciting; manners; respect for elders and others... more »»

A father’s love of the Bible

September 15, 2014 Last month I posted on Facebook a photo of my father along with a note that it had been 22 years since Dad passed away. One of my nephews responded to that Facebook post with a memory. more »»

The middle of somewhere

September 15, 2014 I’ve noticed the phrase “in the middle of nowhere” cropping up a lot lately. And it makes me wonder just where nowhere i. more »»

Putting petty things in perspective

September 12, 2014 There are times when you realize they weren't kidding about that whole "for better, for worse, in sickness and in sickness and in health" thing. I've been going through that myself lately. more »»

A great honor for local veterans

September 10, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Springful” by Adult Jazz I’m among many people in Webster City who are thoroughly exhausted this wee. more »»

Casinos just aren’t the answer

September 10, 2014 The video for the Bruce Springsteen song "Atlantic City" opens with a scene of the grand Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel imploding into a pile of dust. That was almost 40 years ago. more »»

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 »»



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