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Best bites ever

January 5, 2016 Every now and then I get nostalgic and start thinking about past fishing trips. This is one of those times. In the following I’ll share some memorable fishing trips by species. more »»

Home sweet home

January 4, 2016 It got to be very late when I was driving home from out of state on Sunday evening. more »»

Mr. Fix-It he’s not

January 4, 2016 The day the Lord handed out mechanical skills I thought He said botanical pills and I said, “No thanks, I don’t need any.” I have three brothers; all three are handy with a set of tools. more »»

Keep comfortable on the ice

December 30, 2015 Back in the day, some people didn’t go ice-fishing because they didn’t like to be cold. While that may have been a valid excuse then, now there is no need to avoid ice-fishing due to the cold. more »»

Should auld acquaintance be forgot?

December 28, 2015 Unlike Christmas, the New Year’s holiday is not widely celebrated with traditional music. “Auld Lang Syne” is one of the few traditional songs we associate with the holiday. more »»

Season’s eatings

December 28, 2015 I wonder how it happened that gluttony became part of the Christmas season. more »»

Christmas memories keep the holiday spirit alive

December 23, 2015 Christmas Eve was always spent at my grandparents' house when I was a child and it was simply magical to me. more »»

Catching walleyes on spoons through the ice

December 22, 2015 Walleyes are often the quarry of early-season ice anglers. Walleyes will respond to a number of different lure types under the ice, but they especially like to eat spoons. more »»

Christmas statistics and projections

December 21, 2015 Christmas shopping wasn’t too much of a chore for me this year, I’m happy to report. That’s a good thing because I’m not too much of a shopper at any time of the year. more »»

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

December 21, 2015 Judging from the nearly empty parking lot things were pretty quiet inside the coffee shop. more »»

Merry early Christmas

December 18, 2015 As Christmas approaches, I can feel the anticipation building. Soon I will be back in Northwest Iowa for a nice holiday break. more »»

Climate change issue needs a Churchill

December 16, 2015 "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. more »»

Grandchildren are the best part of the holidays

December 16, 2015 There are several things that really make the holidays come alive for me. One is curling up on a cold winter night to watch “It's a Wonderful Life” with my famil. more »»

Amaryllis — a burst of color

December 15, 2015 A popular plant for a Christmas gift is the amaryllis. Whether purchased as a blooming plant or a packaged bulb, both can be easily grown and enjoyed. more »»

Electronics for ice-fishing success

December 15, 2015 Most open water anglers who fish from a boat wouldn’t think of going out without a sonar unit, also known as a depth-finder. That same thought is true with most ice-anglers. more »»

Treasured autographs

December 14, 2015 In my ongoing effort to purge and organize my house, recently I went through a couple of desk drawer. more »»

A scam in the country

December 14, 2015 I grew up in rural Iowa ? on farms and in tiny farm towns – where business was normally done on a handshake. There were less than honorable people where I grew up but I didn’t know many. more »»

Lessons learned from the Iowa Hawkeyes

December 9, 2015 There were many great life lessons to be learned from the Iowa Hawkeye Football team this year whether you are a Hawkeye, Cyclone, Panther, Husker, a fan of another college football team, or not a... more »»

Getting into the holiday spirit

December 9, 2015 If you have traveled around Hamilton County in the past week or so, you have likely seen all of the colorful holiday displays. more »»

Holiday hints

December 8, 2015 With Christmas just around the corner, if you are like me, your mind is not on gardening this month. more »»

 
 
 

 

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