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A twist on summer salads

May 21, 2014 Jam of the Week: “King Of The Streets” by Lazerhawk With the coming of summer temperatures also comes a good time to make some nice, light salads. more »»

Cowboy shoot returns

May 20, 2014 Stop — this is it. more »»

Earlier or later?

May 20, 2014 May is a month for planting, and most vegetable crops and flowers can now be planted in the garden. However, the timing of when to plant them out is critical. more »»

Iowa nice? Nebraska nice?

May 19, 2014 There’s a battle brewing over niceness. Talk about an oxymoron! You may remember that last year Scott Siepker made a You Tube video extolling the virtues of Iowa and Iowans. more »»

The doors all around us

May 19, 2014 At the end of the day as I pulled into my driveway a few weeks ago, I reached up and hit the button to open my garage door, like I always do. Only this time was different. more »»

Dream big, Class of 2014

May 16, 2014 The Class of 2014 will graduate from high school on the heels of welcome news that fewer of their peers are dropping out of school. Recently released data from the U.. more »»

Breaking the news

May 14, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Bizness” by Tune-Yards Every day, there are many things worth of our attention in Hamilton County. more »»

Clean water rules

May 13, 2014 OK, class … listen up. If you like clean water, raise your hand. Unless, you're “The Toxic Avenger,” a B-movie superhero created by toxic waste, you probably want clean water. more »»

Buying tomato plants – Is bigger better?

May 13, 2014 Tomatoes are one of the most popular garden plants grown – over 85 percent of all gardens include tomatoes. more »»

An open letter to the Class of 2014

May 12, 2014 Dear Graduate: It doesn’t seem fair, does it? You put in 13 years of hard time and before they spring you have to wear a long, hot gown and a funny square hat with strings hanging from it. more »»

Kids plan for Mother’s Day

May 12, 2014 If there’s a holiday that’s more of a Hallmark moment than Mother’s Day, I sure don’t know what it is. more »»

The boundless energy of toddlers

May 9, 2014 I’m learning more and more about this whole grandparenting thing. Every time I see my three little kiddos, I discover something that I hadn’t known before. more »»

Honoring veterans on Memorial Day

May 9, 2014 Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and there will be many events and programs in the area for the public to attend and honor our veterans. This holiday is a time of reflection and remembrance. more »»

A fishy way to start the day

May 7, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Fade White” by Baths While my cooking escapades have produced many great lunch and dinner dishes, my breakfasts have still been pretty basic. more »»

We only have one truck

May 7, 2014 Back in February, we may remember that month as the one with some snow and tornado like winds. People's favorite expression then was “I can't remember when we have had a winter like this. more »»

Browning of evergreens – To prune or not to prune?

May 6, 2014 When driving around town this spring, you may have noticed many evergreens with brown needles, brown needle tips or branches. more »»

Still curious after all these years

May 5, 2014 Children go through a stage when they can ask questions non-stop for hours. more »»

From repetition into memory

May 5, 2014 One of my tasks in my other life on the job is to serve breakfast to the students in middle school. Just imagine how cheerful most of them are at 7:30 a.m. more »»

A few simple changes

May 2, 2014 So how are those New Year’s Resolutions going? A few of my acquaintances have followed through but most people have long forgotten those vows from Jan. 1. more »»

April showers bring May flowers

May 2, 2014 What a busy April we had — Open House at Stein, Money Smart Week, Disney Institute, Home Based Business growth — and May looks to be just as much fun. more »»



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