Do you run on solar power?
Are you one of those people
who waits through the long,
cold, short, dark days of winter
to finally bask in the glow of
that great big ball of gas in the
sky? Is that why we lose an hour
in the wee hour of 2 a.m. and
wake up groggy, our ...
Last week marked Read Across
America Day and the birthday
of the late Theodore Geisel, better
known as Dr. Seuss, author
of fancifully illustrated, rhyming
books beloved by children
for generations. The National
Education Association released
guidance to schools to ...
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 ...
The Robert and Billie Jo Ray
Foundation is accepting nominations
of Iowans of Character
for its annual awards. Our
newsroom hopes there will
be nominations from Emmet
County. Of all places, we might
need the boost more than anywhere
The national Character ...
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 ...
As the latest cold front continues today, the newsroom thought about people who might be vulnerable in the cold weather, whether an elderly neighbor, relative or colleague, a family struggling to make ends meet, or others.
When subzero windchill poses a threat to people and ...
The Iowa Donor Network reports over 1.5 million
Iowans have signed up to be organ donors. That’s
1,532,495 at last count. Many of these potential
donors signed up when they renewed their driver’s
licenses or signed their license for the first time in
Driver’s education ...
The events that occurred at the Capitol Wednesday are the results of a lack of leadership at the highest level of our country, and should bring embarrassment to all of us regarding where we are as a country. When the president tweets that he will "see everyone in DC on the 6th", asks his ...
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 ...
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 ...