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Why I love book clubs

March 18, 2016 When I was 14 years old, my older sister profoundly changed my life. One night as I watched her slog through college homework, she asked me what I’d been reading for schoo. more »»

‘Hoppy’ Easters gone by

March 18, 2016 Bunnies. Cadbury eggs. Mischievous children running around parks and yards for plastic eggs filled with candy and surprises. That can only mean one thing. Easter is on its way. more »»

Selecting a rod for open water fishing

March 15, 2016 In some parts of the Midwest spring is upon us earlier than usual. A lot of anglers are visiting sporting goods stores to look at fishing stuff. One popular item this time of year are fishing rods. more »»

Resurrection plants

March 15, 2016 A fun novelty plant for this time of year is the resurrection plant. This plant, also called resurrection fern or Jerusalem rose, when purchased appears to be a dead cluster of dried, brown leave. more »»

A lesson in memorizing

March 14, 2016 It’s interesting that, while we do a lot of memorizing in our lives when we are children, such activity is said to be the most beneficial to us when we are in our senior years. more »»

Real life can be scary

March 14, 2016 Have you ever been frightened? I mean really scared? Come on now, it’s just between you and me. more »»

Hey spring, I see you

March 11, 2016 Well folks, it finally looks like spring. We’ve had sunny skies and melting snow on and off this whole week and I am loving it. Even if melting snow means mud puddles and a dirty car. more »»

Great talent all around

March 9, 2016 Here’s a big shout out to all the students, staff and volunteers who helped create the successful Webster City High School Variety Show last weekend. more »»

Starting transplants

March 8, 2016 Many gardeners choose to grow their own garden transplants in order to enjoy them earlier in the growing seaso. more »»

County Dem convention is Saturday

March 8, 2016 The Hamilton County Democratic County Convention will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the All Cultures Equal Building, 1440 E. Second St. more »»

Walleyes in small rivers

March 8, 2016 It appears that spring is attempting to make an early return this year. All across walleye country, anglers are getting in and on the water in search of ‘eye action. more »»

What’s in a name?

March 7, 2016 In case you didn’t know it, tomorrow is Unique Names Day. If you’re like me, you can probably recall several unusual and unique names in your world without even thinking. more »»

Meet me tonight in dreamland

March 7, 2016 One of the most popular songs of the early 20th century was a gentle waltz entitled “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland.” During my childhood I met a lot of characters in Dreamland but most weren’t gentle. more »»

The Bible on my dresser

March 4, 2016 This week I talked with Barb Wollan, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. more »»

The books behind the best films of 2015

March 4, 2016 This past Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored the best of filmmaking of 2015. more »»

Catch ‘em with crankbait

March 1, 2016 Recently we talked about selecting the appropriate jig when you want to catch walleyes. Crankbaits are another tool that will catch a wide variety of fish under lots of different conditions. more »»

Time to trim

March 1, 2016 Daffodils, tulips and iris are starting to make their appearance for spring! Is your garden ready? Garden clean-up is important for healthy plants. more »»

Brand new coloring book

February 29, 2016 Last week I was in a fabric store looking at a display of adult coloring books, along with another woman I didn’t know. more »»

Plans 50 years in the making

February 29, 2016 The process has begun. The date has been set. “Save the date” notices have been distributed. more »»

North, east, south, west, what?

February 26, 2016 Webster defines direction in two ways. The first: a course along which someone or something moves; the course that must be taken in order to reach a destination. more »»



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