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Only one thing endures

August 1, 2016 The 2016 Presidential Election is little more than three months away and the issue of the candidates’ character — or lack of it — dominates the headlines. more »»

My kind of lift

July 29, 2016 For the past two weeks I have been cruising around in my dad’s pickup truck, which I decided to lovingly call “Big Red. more »»

A music, theater and art kind of weekend

July 27, 2016 Tomorrow night brings another Music in the Park to downtown Webster City. The last one in June was great fun and attracted at least 300 people to the First American Bank Plaza. more »»

Troll fast for more fish

July 26, 2016 It’s summe. more »»

T-shirts make a personal statement

July 25, 2016 Sometimes I wonder just when it was that we first started wearing slogans and advertisements like billboards on our chests. more »»

It’s been so hot …

July 25, 2016 It had been at least a couple of months since I had seen my curmudgeonly old buddy, Ebeneezer Gripe. more »»

The final days of the summer reading program

July 22, 2016 Here at Kendall Young Library we’ve spent the past seven weeks of summer having a blast. more »»

A beautiful day for a tow

July 22, 2016 I was more than ready for my Friday off last week. My bags were packed. My car was gassed up. I had my iPod on shuffle and I was ready to hit the open road. more »»

The only constant is change

July 18, 2016 The story is told of a family that carpeted its bathroom. They liked it so much they went ahead and ran the carpet all the way into the house. more »»

My cat Maxine

July 18, 2016 My cat, Maxine, is starting to show her age. That’s fitting, I guess, since she’s 12 years old now. more »»


July 15, 2016 The word melancholy is a noun, meaning a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause. Well, my pensive sadness has a cause. more »»

Fishing accessories for safer fishing

July 12, 2016 When we go fishing, we want to catch fish, big ones and lots of’em. But we also want to have a good time, and really, we usually remember the good times more than we remember the big fish. more »»

God’s timing and watering the garden

July 11, 2016 I always prefer to have God water my garden. It’s just that this summer His timing could be better. more »»

The season for reunions

July 11, 2016 This is the season for reunions ? family and otherwise. I am a fan of reunions ? family and otherwise. more »»

Problematic pasta

July 8, 2016 I am no Julia Child. I was not made to whip, dice, chop, flambe, or marinade. more »»

Parenting: Sense of humor required

July 8, 2016 Like a thief at the top of their game, I watched and waited and plotted. When I determined the coast was clear, I snuck into the kitchen and identified the cupboard that held the forbidden cache. more »»

Building a community

July 6, 2016 If you ever wonder about just what’s going on with the future of our country, I wish you could be where I have been the past few weeks when I got to spend a little time with some young men who woul... more »»

A moving tribute to moving

July 6, 2016 Life has taught me to never say “never.” However, my heart is saying I never want to move again. During the first 19 years of my life I lived in 13 different houses in six different communities. more »»

Reward offered for info

July 1, 2016 The Hamilton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who was captured on surveillance video in connection with a burglary at The Boondocks Truck Stop. more »»

Project on track

July 1, 2016 Preparation is well under way for the Briggs Woods Conference Center with a few changes. “We have gone through a redesign. more »»



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