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Getting to know MacKinlay Kantor

September 30, 2016 Two years ago when I first moved to Webster City, I learned a very important life lesson: getting to know a new town and a new community is a marathon, not a sprin. more »»

Light at the end of the tunnel

September 28, 2016 I had a fairly rough and tumble youth. I was a tomboy and so were most of the girls in my neighborhood. We climbed trees to pick apples. more »»

Big baits for big fish right now

September 27, 2016 Autumn has arrived in the Midwest. more »»

Arborvitae damage

September 27, 2016 An interesting photo was sent into the Extension Office last week. With arborvitae being a such a popular shrub in local landscape plantings, I would like to share this information with you. more »»

End of summer garden woes

September 26, 2016 I’ve had about enough of mowing my lawn for one season. Sad to say, there’s no end of it in sight yet, either. more »»

Living a successful life with a radio face

September 26, 2016 Most teenagers have significant self-awareness. So strong is their self-awareness that many suffer from self-esteem problems. more »»

A weekend for the books

September 23, 2016 This weekend was full of firsts for me. I successfully drove a Doodle Bug scooter for three hours on the Boone River Trail, participated in my first work golf outing, and met a local poet and author. more »»

Drying annual herbs

September 21, 2016 With the garden season starting to wind down, now is the time to think about saving annual culinary herbs for winter us. more »»

Smile for the camera

September 19, 2016 Taking pictures of young children makes me smile. more »»

In a third grade classroom

September 19, 2016 One day last week I found myself in a third grade classroom. Not “found myself” as in “hey man, I finally found myself,” but “found myself” as in “there I was in a third grade classroom. more »»

Leaping into Autumn

September 16, 2016 This past Wednesday as I headed to work I was faced with one of the less conventional signs of the impending change of seasons: the road construction project at the end of my block had finally been... more »»

Scooting through the week

September 16, 2016 It’s going to be a busy weekend, folks. ACE is hosting a Salsa Festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall Fest is happening at the Wilson Brewer Depot and Museum. more »»

Doodle Bugs, salsa and history

September 14, 2016 As we inch ever closer to autumn, the weather seems to have leveled off with some nice cool temperatures forecast for the weekend. more »»

Reason to celebrate National Chamber Week

September 14, 2016 This week is National Chamber of Commerce week. more »»

Ideas for early fall fishing

September 13, 2016 This period of time we’re in right now, the time between late summer and early fall, can provide some very good fishing, but it can also be a challenging time to catch fish. more »»

Some thoughts on downsizing

September 12, 2016 It feels like most places I go lately there is a conversation about taking control of what’s in one’s hom. more »»

Living large in an average world

September 12, 2016 Nearly three decades ago Tom Hanks starred in a motion picture about a young boy who was tired of being a small kid. He wanted to be big. The lad miraculously awakens one morning in an adult’s bod. more »»

New heights, new facts

September 9, 2016 I spent my Wednesday afternoon on a scaffold at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds with a Walldog and historian. Now there is a sentence I never thought I would be writin. more »»

Just wave that big yellow bus on by

September 7, 2016 One of the best things about being an old retired guy at this time of year is watching school buses go by and not having to think about going back to schoo. more »»

Fall for big fish

September 6, 2016 Autumn is in the air. The geese are honking and the leaves are starting to change their color. And trophy anglers are getting excite. more »»



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