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Unleash your inner crafter

June 24, 2016 In January of 2015 I made a rather crazy resolution: I decided to stop saying “no” to things, particularly if the only thing holding me back was fear. more »»

Be aware and take care

June 24, 2016 Summer is officially here. The sun keeps shining and temperatures keep rising. And are they rising. These past two weeks we have seen temperatures well above 90 degrees. more »»

A night to enjoy the music

June 22, 2016 Summer is here in all her glory. I’ve enjoyed the warm days and cool breezes at night. Summer is without a doubt, my favorite season. more »»

Fish where the fish are

June 21, 2016 We’re into the summer season, and in the summer fishing changes a bit. more »»

Mower musings

June 20, 2016 As I write this, the date is 6-16-16. I do love such symmetry in all things, especially in numbers. Such are the thoughts that trail through my mind as I mow the lawn at my acreage. more »»

Summertime ... and Bible-school Kool Aide

June 20, 2016 When the first assignment of the new school year called for a report on “What I Did Last Summer,” the Huisman boys could always count on one experience to write about ? Vacation Bible School. more »»

Thanks for everything pops

June 17, 2016 Papa. Dad. Ayah. Bapak. Baba. Cha. Pa. These are just a sampling of how people say “dad” all around the world. more »»

In My Opinion

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Rhubarb review

June 14, 2016 One of the most traditional garden plants is rhubarb. more »»

Fishing simple is better ... sometimes

June 14, 2016 I remember when I first went fishing more than fifty years ago. more »»

Living a long and healthy live

June 13, 2016 Last month I attended a very interesting lecture with the title of “Healthy Longevity. more »»

A tiny town with a big heart

June 13, 2016 Two years ago this widower married a widow who lived in the small town of Blairsburg, about a half hour north of Ames on U.S. Highway 6. more »»

Mulch ado about gardening

June 10, 2016 I was born with the standard two thumbs. Unfortunately for me, neither of them are green. more »»

Plan your next vacation at the Library

June 10, 2016 In September of 1999 when I was twelve years old, my family took what we now consider one of our most infamous vacations. more »»

That’s odd

June 6, 2016 “Girl gives birth to chimpanzee,” the headline screamed. That was it; I couldn’t resist any longer. more »»

Correspondence spans time

June 6, 2016 I believe I’ve always liked to write and receive letters, from the time I corresponded with Uncle Fred, a Mississippi railroad man. more »»

And summer begins

June 3, 2016 With the end of the school year upon us, teachers and students can finally take a breather. The pencils have been put down and iPads turned in for the summe. more »»

WC school board OKs contracts, resignations

June 2, 2016 The Webster City school board conducted the annual evaluation of Superintendent Mike Sherwood Monday night. Following a closed session for the evaluation, a 3. more »»

‘Country boy’ pens memoir of rural life

June 2, 2016 STANHOPE?— There’s a unique book that’s found its way to the shelves of the Stanhope Public Library recentl. more »»

Change of venue

June 2, 2016 The Webster City Farmers Market will have a new home beginning this Saturday. The Wilson Brewer Park will be the new location for the market which open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. through Oct. more »»

 
 
 

 

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