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Don't Look It Up!

When children of long ago had questions, their wise mothers often sent them to the encyclopedia. “Look it up,” they said, and obedient children did as they were told. More clever children realized their mothers didn’t know all the answers but...

 
 By Iowa DNR    News    November 15, 2018

Did you know that Iowa has nine species of bats?

Iowa DNR Two of the most common bats in Iowa are the little brown bat (Myotis lucifigus) and the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus). Like all of the bats in Iowa, they are insectivores and are critical for keeping Iowa’s insect populations in check....

 

American Life in Poetry

Until about a hundred years ago, the worth of a poem was measured by how noble and elevated was its subject and its manner of delivery, but with the appearance of modernism all hell broke loose and suddenly there were all sorts of subjects one had...

 
 By Renee Sweers    News    November 8, 2018

Clippings

Now is the time to start planning for a tasty Thanksgiving meal. Planning reduces stress and helps keep food safe. The Turkey: Purchase • Decide what type of turkey you will purchase. Purchase a fro...

 
 By Dorothy Rosby    News    November 8, 2018

Well, That Went Well!

It's almost Turkey Time; that special time of year we set aside to focus on everything we have to be thankful for-unless we're turkeys. There are the little things (baked goods, seventies rock and...

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    November 8, 2018

Your Social Security

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the...

 

If Only…and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

by Dorothy Rosby We’ve all got our talents, and mine is hindsight. Some people predict the future. But I gaze into the past to determine how the present would be different if only I had done this and not done that. As it turns out, in every case,...

 

Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

Although pond plant growth is not always the same each year; if you had problems using your pond last year, you could have similar problems this year. A healthy pond needs aquatic plant habitat, but too many plants can limit the pond’s use and...

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    March 29, 2018

5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do...

 
 By Rick Steves    News    March 22, 2018

Welsh Revival: Cardiff Sheds Rust-Belt Past for Glossy Future

Just an hour from major English destinations such as Bath and the Cotswolds, spunky Cardiff offers a taste of Welsh flavors sure to leave you with great memories. Most travelers planning a trip to Britain don’t realize you can hop a train in...

 
 By Dorothy Roseby    News    March 22, 2018

Let's Drink to Collections

Do you ever worry that after you die, your children and grandchildren will go snooping through your home, searching for heirlooms and other valuables? They’ll open a closet and be knocked to the ground by all the junk you’ve collected over the ye...

 
 By Rick Steves    News    March 15, 2018

What's New in Britain and Ireland for 2018

England, Scotland, and Ireland are earnestly improving tourism infrastructures for 2018, adding worthwhile exhibits to well-known sights and investing in new experiences for travelers. Read up on...

 
 By Dorothy Rosby    News    March 1, 2018

Until Lutefisk Do Us Part

My husband and I were in a long line on a cold, December day waiting to buy what? The latest iPhone? Tickets to see the Rolling Stones? No, we were waiting to buy lutefisk. For those fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with it, lutefisk is a Scandinavi...

 

Law and Order

Aaron Wayne Holtrop, Sheldon, Minor in Possession Abigail Grace Ney, Primghar, Speeding Ross Baker Boone, Sanborn, Speeding Travis D Loges, Sheldon, Registration Violation Clinton James Kreykes, Sheldon, No Proof of Insurance Ricardo Roberto...

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    January 25, 2018

Social Security Column

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake Timing is everything, and the arrival time of your monthly payment from Social Security can be key to keeping your financial house in order. As you...

 

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