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Some ideas for walleyes

May 3, 2016 Walleye season is either here or very near all across the Midwest. Now that walleyes are or will be fair game throughout walleye country, here are some things to keep in mind regarding walleyes. more »»

Dividing hostas

May 3, 2016 One of the slower plants to emerge in the spring, hosta plants are now making their appearance in northern Iowa gardens. more »»

Mother’s Day

May 2, 2016 For some time now, I have decided that Mother’s Day is mostly a big Hallmark Holiday, as the advertisers encourage us to spend money on flowers and cards and gifts for our moms on this one day of... more »»

Knocking on wood

May 2, 2016 Superstitious? Not me. I have never been superstitious and hopefully never will be. Knock on wood. This month includes a big day for the superstitious of the world ? a Friday the 13th. more »»

Be Money Smart: Use Your Library

April 29, 2016 The summer I turned twelve, I became completely obsessed with money. more »»

Stay sober or get pulled over

April 29, 2016 I spent my Tuesday night with law enforcement personnel. Now don’t panic. I wasn’t in trouble with the law. more »»

Imparting her love, joy of music

April 27, 2016 Almost everyone had a special teacher they remember from their youth as being inspirational. Sometimes, it’s the person who pointed you in the direction of your career. more »»

Creeping Charlie control

April 26, 2016 The grass is green and ready for mowing…are your mower blades sharpened and ready for the task? When mowing, examine your lawn for the invasive predator of lawns and flowerbeds – creeping Charlie,... more »»

New Materials at Kendall Young Library

April 26, 2016 Adult Fiction: “A Knights Bridge Christmas” by Carla Neggers “On Borrowed Time” by Jenn McKinlay “Devonshire Scream” by Laura Chids “The Good Goodbye: A Novel” by Carla Buckley “Most Wanted” by... more »»

First trip crappies

April 26, 2016 Spring came early in many areas this year, and that enabled us to get that first fishing trip of the year in early. For many of us, the first fishing trip of the open water season is for crappi. more »»

Stay tuned for the Dating Game

April 25, 2016 One of the rewards of marriage, in my humble male opinion, is that the dating process is behind you. As a teenager, dating was difficult. Oh, I liked girls… a lot. more »»

Old- fashioned niceities

April 25, 2016 Another of those old-fashioned niceties that it wouldn’t hurt us to bring back, I read, is the art of gentle swears. more »»

Teachers, tools, and llamas

April 22, 2016 This week was full of adventure. I got to observe a shop class at the high school, visited Blairsburg for the first time, and may even get the chance to see a llama competition this weeken. more »»

Changing with the times

April 20, 2016 Back in the good old days, when there was no internet, cell phones or smart devices — when people of my age were in high school — computers and the World Wide Web were just stories that were... more »»

Garden soil improvement

April 19, 2016 When preparing your garden soil for spring planting, be sure to incorporate generous amounts of organic composted materials. Organic compost may be obtained free of charge at sites in most citi. more »»

Catch what wants to get caught

April 19, 2016 Another fishing season is here. Something you can do to catch more fish and enjoy your time on the water even more is to be flexible in your fishing goals. more »»

Tradition of fellowship

April 18, 2016 The church dinner is a long, proud tradition in our little world, one that has evolved over the years but is still alive and well even though it has change. more »»

A scary day at the Shrine Circus

April 18, 2016 March and April are traditionally the months Iowans are treated to a Shrine Circus performance. more »»

Making a difference

April 13, 2016 I wanted to give a shout out to all of the middle school students who helped package meals last Friday as part of Character Counts Day at the schoo. more »»

The Keep Iowa Beautiful challenge

April 13, 2016 Every day we face personal challenges – those with fellow employees, family, home, vehicle, travel, electronics, health and many others. more »»



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