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An Imbalance

Last spring just as the isolation of the pandemic was setting in, Hulu released a nine-episode series called “Mrs. America,” about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, the backlash that was mostly unexpected, and the efforts of activist Phyllis Schlafly ...

Marriage for money?

National Marriage Week touts matrimony’s financial benefits For the twelfth year, National Marriage Week has launched its grassroots campaign to increase marriage education and champion marital success. Running always the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, Feb. 7-14, Organizers said ...

A journey to a strange land -Nov. 26 column

Two years ago, I was in St. Petersburg, Florida from the Sunday until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and after that we left on a journey to Texas to see my daughter, Caitlyn and her true love, Corey and spend the holiday with his father and stepmother, with the knowledge that Caitlyn and ...

Hey, Santa

I always remind the children who write letters to you life isn’t about perfect performance, but about growing and learning. You and I both know what’s happened, but each day springs anew. This was another pretty good year, and any bad things I did were comical or enlightening adventures ...

Sports and arts-the magic touch 12-17 column

Wednesday, the Iowa Jazz Championships released a statement cancelling jazz band competition for 2021. The announcement really was a surprise as I feel that schools could compete virtually or progressively load in and load out throughout the day so there were only one or two groups in any given ...

Dealing with tragedy

Tragedy is defined as an event or a circumstance that causes great suffering and distress. Words cannot express how some of you are hurting at the sudden loss of a young man in our community. Every loss of a loved one is difficult, but this loss seems to pain our community more deeply, ...

Please Join Us as We Mask Up for Health

The safest way for us to proceed in what is now a multilayered health challenge – flu and cold season, coupled with the growing COVID-19 cases across all of Avera’s footprint – is to team up. Together Avera Holy Family Hospital and Emmet County Public Health invite you to join us as ...

My COVID symptoms

COVID-19 is not like a cold. Sure, many of the symptoms are the same. The commonly posted, but not exhaustive, low-risk list reads: fever, muscle or body aches, fatigue, sore throat, headache, runny nose, congestion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. On the high-risk list are shortness of ...

Storms of life (Aug 27 column)

While it is hotter than blazes in Emmet County, the Derecho storm that cut a stripe across the state's beltline could have effects on crops, businesses and the state's entire economy for a long time to come. Then the wonder twins, Tropical Storms Marco and Laura come in from the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Help! We’re shrinking! (Aug 20 column)

USA Today recently listed Emmet County as the fastest-shrinking county in Iowa. This is alongside a modest net growth for the state of Iowa. Is this something to be concerned about? We’d rather be known as a growing area rather than a shrinking one, but the issue of population migration and ...