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Kitchen duty and other tasks

June 10, 2013 While I am far from being a good cook, I know my way around a kitchen. As the oldest of six kids I helped my mother in the kitchen and around the house. more »»

‘Red rover, red rover’

June 10, 2013 Just this week I was with some friends when — for some reason — the topic of childhood games came u. more »»

A lifetime of service

June 7, 2013 It's been a very sad week at our house. My 95-year-old father, Merrill, died of congestive heart failure. more »»

Where do you call home?

June 3, 2013 Where do you call home? Is it the community in which you grew up? Or, if you have moved away from that place, is it where you live now? Or another community where you lived at one time? For me,... more »»

Let the garage sales begin

June 3, 2013 Garage sale season is underway for another year. more »»

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 »»



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