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A few ideas for early season fishing success

March 29, 2016 More and more, anglers are getting on and in the water. Some folks are fishing from boats, some are wading, and some are fishing from docks or shore. more »»

Replanting spring gift bulbs

March 29, 2016 Did you receive a pot of Easter lilies, or perhaps a mix of spring blooming bulbs such as tulips, crocus and daffodils this holiday? Many folks wonder whether these bulbs may be planted outdoors... more »»

Defining ‘Iowa nice’

March 28, 2016 It feels like there’s lots of attention lately about what has come to be called “Iowa nice,” thanks in part to the attention our state received during the political caucuses this winter. more »»

On the road again ... with frustrations

March 28, 2016 A couple of weeks ago my wife and I made a Spring Break trip to Phoenix to help grandchild number four celebrate his first birthday. more »»

Busted brackets, broken hearts

March 25, 2016 March Madness. An incredibly accurate description of the spring NCAA basketball tournaments. Every year brackets are filled out in hopes of choosing the champion tea. more »»

Ready for the new season

March 23, 2016 I was so ready for spring to arrive this week and to have the few welcome warm days last week. more »»

Perennial of the year

March 22, 2016 The perennial plant of the year for 2016 is the Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’. more »»

Consider color for more fishing success

March 22, 2016 It’s at about this time every year when many anglers take a look into their tackle containers to do an inventory of baits that are needed to start the new open water fishing season. more »»

Driving the highway

March 21, 2016 Most of you probably realize that travelling by interstate highway is the quickest way to drive somewhere. more »»

The toughest task of all

March 21, 2016 Quickly! Name the most difficult physical task you can imagine. more »»

Why I love book clubs

March 18, 2016 When I was 14 years old, my older sister profoundly changed my life. One night as I watched her slog through college homework, she asked me what I’d been reading for schoo. more »»

‘Hoppy’ Easters gone by

March 18, 2016 Bunnies. Cadbury eggs. Mischievous children running around parks and yards for plastic eggs filled with candy and surprises. That can only mean one thing. Easter is on its way. more »»

Selecting a rod for open water fishing

March 15, 2016 In some parts of the Midwest spring is upon us earlier than usual. A lot of anglers are visiting sporting goods stores to look at fishing stuff. One popular item this time of year are fishing rods. more »»

Resurrection plants

March 15, 2016 A fun novelty plant for this time of year is the resurrection plant. This plant, also called resurrection fern or Jerusalem rose, when purchased appears to be a dead cluster of dried, brown leave. more »»

A lesson in memorizing

March 14, 2016 It’s interesting that, while we do a lot of memorizing in our lives when we are children, such activity is said to be the most beneficial to us when we are in our senior years. more »»

Real life can be scary

March 14, 2016 Have you ever been frightened? I mean really scared? Come on now, it’s just between you and me. more »»

Hey spring, I see you

March 11, 2016 Well folks, it finally looks like spring. We’ve had sunny skies and melting snow on and off this whole week and I am loving it. Even if melting snow means mud puddles and a dirty car. more »»

Great talent all around

March 9, 2016 Here’s a big shout out to all the students, staff and volunteers who helped create the successful Webster City High School Variety Show last weekend. more »»

Starting transplants

March 8, 2016 Many gardeners choose to grow their own garden transplants in order to enjoy them earlier in the growing seaso. more »»

County Dem convention is Saturday

March 8, 2016 The Hamilton County Democratic County Convention will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the All Cultures Equal Building, 1440 E. Second St. more »»



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