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The discovery of Trick or Treat

October 21, 2013 When a 5-year-old boy moves from the farm into town, albeit a small farm town, he learns a lot of new things. Things like if you go to the drug store with the owner’s kid you can get a free soda. more »»

Heroes and bullies

October 18, 2013 My heart has been heavy this week. It's been a disturbing week for news about teens. more »»

Unusual finds in KYL DVD collection

October 18, 2013 While it is an established fact that Kendall Young Library has books (over 50,000 in fact), you may not realize that we also have a substantial DVD section. more »»

The frightening films of Halloween

October 16, 2013 Jam of the week: “Crips” by Ratatat Holidays are always great occasions for something. more »»

Bitter, cruel and, in some cases, profane

October 14, 2013 What is becoming of us? Some Americans can no longer participate in a debate without becoming red hot irate and, in some cases, profane. more »»

Old skills, new conveniences

October 14, 2013 First I put the set together backwards, the next time I forgot half of it, but finally on the third try it was assembled properly and I got the result I wanted. more »»

Out of touch

October 9, 2013 Jam of the week: “Vasoline” by Stone Temple Pilots For the better part of the last two weeks, I’ve accidentally slipped through a portal to the distant past. Or at least it seems like it. more »»

Squirrel hunts are golden

October 8, 2013 Speaking personally, there are many uses for outdoor October, and I savor them all. I could drink that ale-golden month to its dregs and never touch a gun. more »»

Kids still say the darnedest things

October 7, 2013 Years ago one of the bright spots of daytime television was Art Linkletter’s House Party. more »»

Remembering 4-H

October 7, 2013 The advertisements and signs and posters I saw last week in honor of National 4H Week made it easy for me to remember my years as a 4Her. I was a Marion Merry Maiden, to be exact. more »»

Television when it’s convenient

October 4, 2013 The DVR player gets a real workout at our house. It seems I never watch television programs when they are actually on live. more »»

September was busy in WC

October 4, 2013 September came to us with RV TV and Webster City responded with a resounding "You Betcha!" There were more than 2,200 people that came downtown Sept. 11 and just had a plain, old fashioned good time. more »»

4-H helps build leadership, life skills

October 4, 2013 We would like to invite All Youth (4th – 12th grades) and parents to join us on Sunday for our 4-H Fall Rally at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds from 4 to 5:30 p.m. more »»

It’s so easy to get sidetracked

September 30, 2013 The Internet is a fascinating research tool. I wish I’d had Google as a resource when I was writing news. It would have made the job easier. On the flipside, the Internet can be too handy. more »»

Moving — A fresh start

September 30, 2013 My 20-something daughter just moved to a new apartment in a different state. And, wonder of wonders, her new employer paid for a company to move her. more »»

Books to exercise your brain

September 27, 2013 The theme of National Library Card Month at Kendall Young Library this year is Exercise your Brai. more »»

Out of Pleasantville

September 25, 2013 Jam of the week: “Tourette’s” by Nirvana As you can probably guess from the two stories I wrote for today’s paper, I’ve had iPads on my mind for quite a while now. more »»

Celebrating Lynx pride, spirit, tradition

September 25, 2013 Now that Homecoming 2013 has come and gone, I believe it’s a good time to talk about school pride, spirit, and tradition. more »»

Shame, shame, shame

September 23, 2013 Do you remember that little thing we used to do to each other when we were kids? We made a motion crossing one index finger with the other and said, “Shame, shame, shame. more »»

Start of a new season

September 23, 2013 So now we’re getting set to start a new television season. New shows premiering here and there, old shows kicking off their new season. more »»



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