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Walleyes on spoons through the ice

Another ice-fishing season is underway across many parts of the Midwest, and many of the anglers that hit the ice this winter will be after walleyes. Walleyes will eat a lot of different presentations. A plain hook and split-shot under a bobber works, as does a jig like we would use in open ...

Caring for Norfolk Island Pines

You have seen them in the stores this holiday season, those cute little Christmas trees for sale growing in pots. But unfortunately, many who purchase these Norfolk Island Pines for holiday decorations or gifts, may have had them die as not knowing proper care to provide for these ...

The end of the year at KYL

The end of the year is quickly approaching. The library has a few more events before the end of 2017 that you don’t want to miss out on. - Saturday, Dec. 16, there will be the Kids’ Movie from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and we will be showing Moana. There will also be a Christmas Tree ...

H/M Tax Board hears how former grant recipients use monies

The Webster City Hotel Motel Tax board observed presentations from local groups who received grant monies during the 19th round of applications. Six local organizations explained the board how the monies were used and the benefits the grant provided in bringing people to Webster City. ACE ...

Color for open water and ice

To some anglers, lure color isn’t that important. To other anglers, color is very important. To the most successful anglers, lure color is part of the equation. In a good number of situations, whether it be open-water or ice-fishing, the color of your lure can affect how many fish you ...

Poinsettia care

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. Red is the most commonly sold poinsettia color, and many of the new colors available today were developed thru breeding mutations from the red flowering plants. When describing a poinsettia flower it is ...