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There was snow on the ground, and it was a very cold, but bright, sunny day in mid-December 1941. Mom told us kids that we were going somewhere special. Dad and Mom loaded Don (age 3), Julian (age 5...
Stinson Prairie Arts Council (SPAC) is looking forward to an exciting 2020, filled with fine art exhibits, events and opening the doors to the Carnegie Centre for the Arts. In 2019, we hosted an...
I loaned my children to the Historical Society a couple of weeks ago. But don't worry, I brought them home last week. The children, Margaret Ann, Jeannie, Me and Mimi, and Sister, survived nicely...
Noe Villareal couldn't contain his emotions. He was overjoyed at the turnout for the annual Tacos for Tots, a fundraiser for the C.A.R.E. Team in Algona. It was held the same night as the Algona Area...
Are the presents all bought? Stocked up on baking supplies for the Christmas cookies? We are in the season of shopping, as we prepare for the holidays. We all know that shopping locally, whenever...
On Veterans Day of this year, I had the honor of being a casket bearer for Mr. Ray Uthof of Fenton. Ray was a 90-year-old World War II veteran with three bronze campaign stars. He was also a lifetime...
On the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 2, I came upon a dead juvenile trumpeter swan lying on a gravel road one mile northeast of Ledyard that parallels the new high-voltage power lines that connect to the...
One political party in the United States actually believes in Democracy with a capital "D." The other claims to support it, then undermines it at every turn through gerrymandering, purging of voter...
Call me skeptical about the Iowa Democratic Party's plans to conduct virtual caucuses the first Monday in February. The idea is to be more inclusive and who is going to argue against that? Shift...
When you read this, Thanksgiving will be over. However, I'm writing this a week before the feast since I'll be kinda busy the week of. Why, you say? So glad you asked. I'm doing Thanksgiving for a...

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