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A drink too far

September 4, 2013 Jam of the week: “River Flows In You” by Yiruma Over the weekend, I, along with many other Iowans, enjoyed the Hawkeye football season opener versus Northern Illinois University. more »»

Ready to make the commitment?

August 30, 2013 Our poll question this week asks whether readers have ever considered running for a public office. more »»

August in WebCity

August 30, 2013 August and the hot days of summer — but we keep thinking "remember winter" as we enjoy these warm days. Aug. 2 we played golf and drank a little wine at Briggs Woods Golf club. Aug. more »»

Walks of life

August 28, 2013 Jam of the week: “Rollin’ and Stratchin’” by Daft Punk One of the reasons I love my job is that I get an inside look at many different walks of lif. more »»

Things I used to do

August 26, 2013 The other day I got to thinking about the things I used to do that I don’t do now. If you think this is going to be an old timer’s true confessions, guess again. My life hasn’t been that exciting. more »»

Gifts from the garden

August 26, 2013 One of my favorite songs is “’Tis a Gift to be Simple,” an old Quaker hymn that encourages us without any fuss to “come down where we ought to be. more »»

Sharing the moments of your life

August 23, 2013 Well, much to Daniel's chagrin, I posted the official and traditional first day of school photo this week on Facebook. He refused to smile even though he was excited to be back to school. more »»

Discover stories in genealogy section

August 23, 2013 Did you know Webster City once had a Hockey Team? We didn’t either, until the discovery of a Webster City hockey uniform prompted a member of the community to come looking for the history behind it. more »»

Going home, again

August 21, 2013 Jam of the week: “Everything” by Nine Inch Nails In a couple weeks, I’ll be taking a little time off from work to see my family. more »»

A good home cooked meal – not!

August 19, 2013 One of the more significant changes I have seen in our society over the past 50 years is the frequency at which we eat outside the home. Years ago, dining out was a big treat for most families. more »»

Summer projects

August 19, 2013 My project for the week has been repainting the two barn quilts that are on the side of my long shed, which I painted earlier this summer. more »»

What happened to the summer?

August 16, 2013 Well, that was a short summer. I’m not sure what happened to those long, humid, lazy days of summer, but all of a sudden, it’s practically fall. more »»

An undue paint job

August 14, 2013 Jam of the week: “Hazy Field People” by Black Moth Super Rainbow Despite living in Iowa for several years prior, last year marked my first visit to the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Flashing lights in the rear view mirror

August 12, 2013 One of my childhood ambitions was to be a cop. When I was 11 years old, back before we knew them as State Troopers, an Iowa Highway Patrolman was a neighbor. more »»

New school shopping

August 12, 2013 I have my new school shoes. I wonder if you do. The correct footwear is part of being ready for the first day of school, which is coming up faster than it should, if you ask me. more »»

Saving a lovable icon: Floppy

August 9, 2013 I was sitting in a staff meeting earlier this week when the topic of Duane and Floppy came u. more »»

From pillar to post

August 7, 2013 Jam of the week: “Sooner Or Later” by Trifonic The changing landscape of the newspaper business was even more evident on Monday when the Washington Post announced that it has a new owner. more »»

Planting seeds of beauty and change

August 7, 2013 Cold wet springs like the one we had this year give all of us concern about getting the crops in or getting our gardens planted. more »»

Hibbles and cussers

August 5, 2013 In the home in which I was raised there were at least two things you didn’t want to get caught doing – (a) being a hibble and (b) cussing. Our mother did not like hibbles. more »»

Ice cream memories

August 5, 2013 So now we have officially left National Ice Cream Month, which lasted throughout July. It’s rather sad, but at least we can eat ice cream any month of the year. more »»

 
 

 

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