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Summer Nights are coming

May 31, 2013 It’s been a busy month. We welcome new Chamber members: Future of Health Massage, La Perla Larocha, O’Hearn Chiropractic, Ely Apartments, P and P Electric and Iowa Home Care. more »»

Saving the Webster Theater

May 31, 2013 I’m looking forward to the meeting on Wednesday concerning the possibility of having a community-run movie theater in town. more »»

LOL: A strange new language

May 29, 2013 Texting is something I can do but don’t like to do. It’s easier to carry on a telephone conversation than to type a message on a tiny little keyboard. more »»

Memorial Day memories

May 29, 2013 Jam of the week: “The Waydown” by Modest Mouse While my Memorial Day is usually marked with a lot of outdoor activity, being with family and most importantly, grilling, this past weekend in Webste... more »»

One positive change leads to another

May 24, 2013 I have had the honor of serving Webster City High School students for the past nine years — seven as the assistant principal and the last two as its principal — and in that time I have witnessed... more »»

Why summer reading programs?

May 24, 2013 Summer Reading Programs at the library are a time-honored tradition. Libraries across the United States have been hosting Summer Reading Programs since 1898. more »»

Working with fire

May 22, 2013 Jam of the week: “Day 13” by Ta-ku Last week was exceptional in a couple ways. It marked the official moving of my heavy clothing into storage with temperatures chasing triple digit. more »»

Big fish

May 21, 2013 Deer hunters measure racks. Golfers keep score and more. Baseball players hit for average and spit for distance. more »»

An open letter to the Class of 2013

May 20, 2013 Congratulations! After 13 years of hard work you have been given an opportunity to stand before your friends and relatives in a flimsy gown and a square hat and then sit and listen to boring... more »»

A thank you to the lunch ladies

May 20, 2013 In case you weren’t aware, last week was officially “Say Thank You to Your Lunch Lady Wee. more »»

My dog, incognito

May 17, 2013 There was a strange looking dog at my house last night when I got home. He looked a lot like a black labrador. He seemed friendly enough, tail wagging as I approached the house from the drivewa. more »»

Sharing a trip

May 15, 2013 Jam of the week: “Lose Yourself to Dance” by Daft Punk Walking through the strong, hot breeze that Tuesday brought, an urge coursed through me that I had not felt since about this time last year,... more »»

Flyways — Myths or exaggerations

May 14, 2013 Because birds, especially waterfowl, are such remarkable, mesmerizing creatures, it's not surprising that many myths surround their frenetic lifestyles. The common flyway is one of the. more »»

A lack of common sense

May 13, 2013 Blooming tulips at the front door of the coffee shop down the street from the grain elevator added a bit of color to the otherwise drab exterior. more »»

Tough challenge — less screen time

May 13, 2013 I’ve been employed at a middle school long enough now that I know what it means to see a group of students (usually boys) huddled together in the cafeteria rather intently studying something held b... more »»

A few thoughts on Facebook

May 10, 2013 I’ve found that people either love Facebook or hate Facebook. A?couple of blogs I follow this week talked about the many people who had deactivated their Facebook accounts because ... more »»

Time to get cooking with KYL

May 10, 2013 Did you know that Kendall Young Library has more than 700 cookbooks? Our shelves are full of cookbooks with recipes for a special occasion or everyday meal planning. more »»

Celebrating the niche

May 8, 2013 Jam of the week: "Without You" by Eddie Vedder There are few places one can go during an average spring weekend to see people dressed up as their favorite heroes and villains. more »»

New members, tour are April highlights

May 8, 2013 I’m Deb Brown, the new Chamber Director and my first job will always be to support our Chamber members and make sure they are receiving many benefits as a result of belonging to the Chamber. more »»

Are you smarter than a fish?

May 7, 2013 Are fish smart? Well, maybe more than you might think. It's been said that fish have a three-second memory. Wrong. Many years ago I had a pet largemouth bass in an aquarium. more »»



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