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The warmth of a fireplace

January 12, 2015 I wonder why it is that a wood fire burning in the fireplace makes one lazy, especially if it’s really cold, snowy and windy outside. more »»

Turning the corner

January 9, 2015 As 2014 closes out, it appears Webster City has finally turned the economic corner. more »»

Vigilant guardians of the backyard

January 9, 2015 Just about everywhere I’ve visited in the past week, someone has asked, “Is it cold enough for you?” My sarcastic little inner voice has one answer, but I generally offer a cheerful acknowledgement... more »»

Seed catalogs are arriving

January 6, 2015 New Year’s arrival brings many new plant and seed offerings from nursery and greenhouse plant breeders. Many of these new plants can be found listed among the pages of garden seed catalog. more »»

Keep warm on the ice

January 6, 2015 It got cold again! That’s good and that’s bad. It’s good, because the ice is getting thicker and safer across most of the ice-fishing regio. more »»

All about retirement

January 5, 2015 It was one year ago this month that I retired after a working full time for more than 46 years. Before then I was tired; now I’m retire. more »»

Out on the prairie

January 5, 2015 I’ve had to do some reading during my holiday break. In my regular, daily life, I don’t always get to do that. more »»

Jensen takes a fishing look forward

December 30, 2014 About this time in years past, I’ve done a look back: Kind of a review of things pertaining to fishing that happened in the past fishing seaso. more »»

On the air in Iowa

December 29, 2014 Since moving back to my home county several months ago I drive by my first place of fulltime employment frequently. more »»

A Christmas candy custom

December 29, 2014 One evening recently I got to assist with a holiday project, an annual mini-event that we just can’t quite let die. more »»

Christmas culinary memories

December 26, 2014 I let my husband, Larry, go grocery shopping Christmas Eve. Those of you that know him are probably thinking “That was your first mistake.” Larry is the king of unexpected groceries. more »»

Self-improvement in the new year

December 24, 2014 “I’m pretty sure there are other ways to celebrate the holidays besides eating our weight in unhealthy food. more »»

Deer tracks — Fact of fiction?

December 23, 2014 The theories about tracking deer, particularly white-tailed deer, are fraught with fallacies. I've hunted with the best of them and I've hunted with the worst of them. more »»

He’s really not a grumpy old man, but...

December 22, 2014 Now, I realize it’s the holiday season and we’re all supposed to be joyful, but some people just get to me. I try to be a positive thinker and then someone does something to make me growl. more »»

Music of the Christmas season

December 22, 2014 I wonder why it is that almost everyone knows the words to Christmas songs, and from a very young age. more »»

Gift ideas for gardeners

December 16, 2014 Do you have a gardener on your holiday gift list? How about a gift certificate for something fun to do as a family? One idea is to sign-up for the upcoming class on Beginning Beekeeping offered b... more »»

Consider color for more fish

December 16, 2014 Whether you’re fishing in open water or through the ice, the color of your lure can affect how many fish you catch. more »»

Debate continues over this winter’s forecast

December 16, 2014 The big questions is: Will we have a cold winter, or, will we have a mild winter. Weather forecasters are pretty tight-lipped about thi. more »»

Cynical about Santa

December 15, 2014 Do you recall believing in Santa Claus when you were a kid? I don’t. Oh, I accepted his candy when he was handing it out free. I colored Santa Claus drawings with my classmates in grade schoo. more »»

A holiday visit from family

December 15, 2014 I remember friends telling me about how much they looked forward to their grown children who lived away coming home for a visit, to stay several days or a week or whatever the schedule would all. more »»

 
 
 

 

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