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ISU Alumni Club offers scholarships

ISU Alumni Club offers scholarships The Iowa State University (ISU) Alumni Club of Hamilton County annually offers scholarship awards to individuals who live in or attend school in Hamilton County, and whom are planning to or currently attend school at Iowa State University. Recipients are ...

Just don’t call me late to supper

Though it took place nearly 45 years ago, I remember it like yesterday. We were on our way home from church and our son, then about five years old, was standing up right behind our front seat (yes, this was unsafe but we didn’t know that yet) telling us about his Sunday school ...

A fan of the bizarre

Before the Internet and search engines like Google, I spent a lot of time with reference books. I’m one of those nerds who enjoys reading encyclopedias and almanacs and love learning new (and sometimes weird) things. Here are a few of the things I have learned lately while looking for ...

Almost time to spring ahead again

Are you ready for Daylight Savings Time again? We “spring ahead” at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. Daylight Savings Time is okay; I just hate losing that hour of sleep on March 13. I know, we’ll get the hour back on November 6 but it still messes me up for a few weeks. I’m not ready ...

Various fish through the ice

The ice fishing season is winding down. In some parts of ice fishing territory, the season has closed for a couple species of fish. However, there are still lots of fish to chase in the remaining weeks of ice fishing. Perch, crappies, and other panfish are fair game in most places, and so are ...

Walleye memories

The recent cold weather in some parts of the Midwest has me thinking about warmer weather fishing, and when I do that, I think about previous fishing experiences. I recently visited a fishing message board and was impressed with how walleye fishing knowledge has evolved. Walleye anglers today, ...