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Income tax-related identity theft is a growing concern

April 17, 2015 Most people associate April 15 with filing their income tax returns. But a growing number of Americans are associating this process with becoming a victim of identity theft. more »»

Cool weather vegetables

April 14, 2015 Are you aware that some vegetables are considered to be cool? Of course we horticulturists think that all vegetables are really “cool”, but vegetables are actually classified as cool weather... more »»

Consider color for more fishing success

April 14, 2015 As we get closer to the 2015 open water fishing season being in full gear, it’s fun and productive to think about and talk about some things that can affect our fishing success, and there are a goo... more »»

A truly golden anniversary

April 13, 2015 On my father’s side I am the sixth oldest of nearly 30 grandchildren with the oldest cousin being just 7½ years older than I am. more »»

Cheer up for National Humor Month

April 13, 2015 Question: What do you call a dog with no legs? Answer: You can call him anything you want, but he won’t come! There. Now you know that this is National Humor Month. more »»

KYL hosts library events in April

April 10, 2015 Over the course of my years in college, I took many wonderful classes with great professors who helped craft my writing skill. more »»

Highlights of several House bills

April 10, 2015 The last few weeks have consisted of a lot of floor debate in the House Chamber. Unfortunately, a few of the more controversial bills receive all the media hype and attention. more »»

Fact or folklore?

April 7, 2015 Whenever an ISU Extension specialist gives information or advice, we are dedicated to provide only scientific, researched-based recommendations, as supported by state universities, such as Iowa... more »»

Early season northern pike

April 7, 2015 When anglers gather and the talk turns to early season fishing, walleyes are a popular topic in many areas. more »»

Thoughts from a trip to Arizona (and back)

April 6, 2015 A road trip to Arizona last month gave us an opportunity to get acquainted with a new grandson. Julie’s daughter gave birth less than 20 hours after we arrived. more »»

Heading off to high school

April 6, 2015 I’m happy to tell you that after nine years in middle school, I have finally made it to high school. It’s been a very long time comin. more »»

The perfect exercise partners

April 3, 2015 Ah, spring. The long, flabby months of inactivity and hibernation have passed and the season of rebirth and rejuvenation is her. more »»

Landscape design elements

March 31, 2015 When planning a landscape design, there are eight elements of design to be taken into consideration. more »»

Early spring walleye in Midwest rivers

March 31, 2015 Across the Midwest, walleye anglers are getting into boats and waders and are chasing walleyes. Jigging is perhaps the most popular way to catch walleyes this time of year. more »»

The Good Friday cross and the Easter cross

March 30, 2015 On Good Friday a couple of years ago I was unpleasantly surprised by the tone of a Facebook “conversation” about the cross. more »»

The life of a farm dog

March 30, 2015 I wonder if farm dogs aren’t becoming an extinct bree. more »»

Film champions second chances

March 27, 2015 I’ve always been amazed by the people who say there is just nothing to do in Webster City. I find that there are so many activities going on that sometimes it’s difficult to choose which to attend. more »»

DIY your yard with the library

March 27, 2015 Last week at the library’s Reference Desk, I observed a stressed-out woman walk into the library. With no hesitation, she hotfooted it straight to the Reference Desk. more »»

Severe weather requires planning

March 25, 2015 The unpredictability of weather seems to just a fact of life in the midwes. more »»

House passes binding arbitration changes for school districts and AEAs

March 25, 2015 This week, the House of Representatives dealt with the Public Employees bargaining process,better known as Chapter 20. more »»



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