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What's happening at the Wieting

October 24, 2013 On Sunday, November 30 at 2 p.m. we will have a program called “Songs of War”. A presentation of songs sung during the Civil War through the Vietnam War. more »»

How Can You Be In Two Places At Once and Not Be Anywhere At All?

October 22, 2013 As is usually the case, this time of year, I am making my winter preparations. Much wood needs to be cut and split. Walks need to be taken in the timber. more »»

The Littlest Firefighter (A True Story)

October 20, 2013 This story takes place in 1981 in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s a story about a little boy, Billy, recently diagnosed with terminal leukemia. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

October 18, 2013 Market Report for October 11th This week at market there were 14 vendors. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

October 17, 2013 On Sunday, November 10th at 2 p.m. we will be presenting a program called “Songs of War.” This group will be singing and telling about each song and war it was being sung. more »»


October 16, 2013 I have half a notion to kick the partially lame big yellow dog. If I awaken her now, she might be tired for the time I must slee. more »»

Good news and bad news

October 13, 2013 Well, I am not going to delay this. First the good news! Yay.....the government shut down DID NOT affect this column being written at all. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

October 11, 2013 Crazy Iowa weather didn’t stop Kristi, Devon’s helpers, Dale, Chuck and Ginger, Dawn, Cheryl, Marie, Lois and Brenda, Frances, Vernon and Wilma, Shirley, Freddie and Michael from sitting up their... more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

October 10, 2013 Our concert starring John Rex Reeves will take place Sunday, October 13th at 2 P.M. at the Wieting. more »»

Sleepless in Seattle

October 6, 2013 We just returned from a week long trip to Seattle. Only because we helped move our daughter and her husband out there. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

October 4, 2013 Market Report for Sept. 27th It was a warm market night in Toledo. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

October 3, 2013 I’m sorry to be such a pest about this subject but wonder if you really want to have a movie theatre in your town! By that I mean we need volunteers to help keep this open and running. more »»

Seasons change

October 2, 2013 Reprinted from September, 2009 Winter is the defining reality and summer the escape. But what if the summer provided little if any escape?? The reality is winter is coming. more »»


September 29, 2013 A couple of weeks ago, I did a column on “idioms.” It went over so well that I decided to stay with letter “I. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

September 27, 2013 Market Report for September 21st It was a cool fall night for the Toledo Farmers Market. more »»

Mike's annual letter for young drivers

September 25, 2013 Dear reader: This has become something of an annual ritual in this space. School has started agai. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

September 24, 2013 Here are the current upcoming events that are taking place at the Wieting. Sun., Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. John Rex Reeves, a nephew of the late Jim Reeves, will present a concert at the Wieting. more »»

Joe and the Mercedes

September 22, 2013 Do you believe in coincidence? Good luck? Bad Luck? Karma? Nah, me either! What? You do——-Kinda, sorta! Ok, to each their own. I am a believer in “what goes around comes around. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

September 20, 2013 Market report -Friday, Sept 13. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

September 19, 2013 Hey you country western music fans who were ready to come see and hear John Rex Reeves, well he is coming after all. They have agreed to the original date of Sun. afternoon, Oct. more »»



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