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An inheritance more precious than rubies

March 9, 2015 Six decades ago college degrees were rare in the family and community in which I was raised. Yet, as a child I was exposed to an abundance of wisdom. more »»

Names both common and misspelled

March 9, 2015 A few weeks back, my fellow columnist commented about his unusual name. more »»

Shamrocks an ode to the Irish

March 3, 2015 A symbol of St. Patrick's Day, shamrock plants are found in nurseries and stores around this time of year. You certainly don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this plant in your home. more »»

Time to start planning for open water fishing

March 3, 2015 In some areas of the Midwest, open water fishing is still several weeks away. more »»

More things learned while looking for something else

March 2, 2015 Curiosity killed the cat, they say. That must be why I have never owned a cat. I have long been a very curious individual. more »»

Coming together for a common goal

March 2, 2015 I wasn’t even on the basketball team, yet I still remember how very big Veterans Auditorium felt when my school’s girls’ basketball team played in the state tournament there. more »»

Remembering Sgt. Philbrook and Webster City’s Company E

February 27, 2015 For Hamilton County and Webster City, the end of an era has come with the passing of Webster City resident Art Philbrook on Dec. 27, 2014. more »»

Learn another language through Kendall Young Library

February 27, 2015 The other night my sister and I were chatting, and the familiar topic of dream vacations came u. more »»

Forcing flowering branches

February 24, 2015 Spring. Are you counting down the days? Why not bring a breath of spring indoors by forcing flowering branches. more »»

Last ice-fishing trip of the year

February 24, 2015 For some of us, the ice-fishing season of 2015 is history. For others, there are still a few more days on the ice in our near futur. more »»

It’s what you answer to

February 23, 2015 I spell my name… a lot. Making reservations by phone? “How do you spell your name, Sir?” Trying to check into an emergency room, impatient with pain? “Please spell your name for me. more »»

Small-town hoops

February 23, 2015 Every year about this time, when the girls’ state basketball tournament is underway, I’m remembering when girls basketball was a different game from boys. more »»

Urban encounters with wildlife

February 20, 2015 I have to admit I’m not the outdoorsy type. I've been camping twice in my life in a tent. I didn't like it, but then my idea of roughing it is not having cable for a day or two. more »»

A salute to cherries

February 17, 2015 Happy Birthday George Washington. Do you think of his face on the dollar bill, or Mount Rushmore; crossing the Delaware; or perhaps like me — I associate George with cherry trees. more »»

King visits Rotary

February 17, 2015 U.S. Rep. Steve King attended the Webster City Rotary Club’s midday meeting on Monday. King said he was in the area on Monday primarily to receive the National Association of Manufacturers Award. more »»

Game night is Friday

February 17, 2015 Kendall Young Library will once again host its annual Family Game Night on Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Library officials said the whole family is invited to attend. more »»

There’s still lots of time for ice-fishing

February 17, 2015 In some of the places where people go ice-fishing, a few of the ice-fishing seasons are starting to wind down, or in some places, they’re over. more »»

New Spring Outdoors Woman Workshop ready for registrations

February 17, 2015 The popular Iowa Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is taking registrations for its second annual workshop at Honey Creek Resort State Par. more »»

Finding your next great read

February 13, 2015 When I was thirteen years old, I had a nine-year-old boy cousin who drove me absolutely crazy. more »»

Senate considers increase to fuel tax

February 13, 2015 After several years of discussions, and much speculation this session, a bill to increase the fuel tax in Iowa was introduced in the Iowa Senate. more »»

 
 
 

 

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