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The Dog Days

August 7, 2013 One week of hot weather does not an Iowa summer make. It is hard to believe the first time I wrote about the dog days of summer was way back in 200. more »»

A Story of two men

August 4, 2013 How many of you remember that old beer commercial with the slogan, “You only go around once in life, so go with gusto.” Well, when you think about it, it’s true and we DO only get to go around once. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

August 2, 2013 What a great night for the Toledo Farmers Market. Thirteen vendors were ready to sell to their eager customers. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

August 1, 2013 The Camp Creamery production was a success. more »»

The one eyed huntress

July 31, 2013 Wink shows me love. A semi-feral cat that is wary of most people, she none-the-less demands my attentions, but only when she is in the mood. more »»

Gordy Fetter; 1954-2013

July 28, 2013 As most readers of this column know, a lot of my writings are about growing up in Chelsea in the 50’s & 60’s. Chelsea back in those days was probably similar to Anytown, US. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

July 26, 2013 Market Report for July 19th What a hot market night for the Toledo Farmers Market. This week a large crowd awaited the blow of the whistle. Sixteen vendors made it to market this week. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

July 25, 2013 As I am writing this column the Camp Creamery project is about to begin. We of the theatre guild do hope your young people have a wonderful wee. more »»

Anecdotally yours, week two - It runs in the family

July 24, 2013 Don’t you think it runs in the family? A few years ago when Peter (my youngest) and I were leaving the St. more »»

Busy, busy, busy

July 21, 2013 As everyone knows by now, Governor Terry Branstad’s SUV was sort of exceeding the speed limit way back on April 26, 2013. Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds was also along for the ride. Somewhere on hwy. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

July 19, 2013 Market Report for July 12th This Friday night was a beautiful market night. With the blow of the whistle the market started with an abundance of buyers and 13 vendors. more »»

Wind on the horizon

July 17, 2013 Editor’s Note; Mike was out of town so his column from August, 2009, is reprined today. His views on wind energy certainly are relevant today. more »»

Vacations

July 14, 2013 Summertime is usually vacation-time! Mom & Dad get a couple of weeks off, load up the kids in the mini-van and enjoy some much needed time away from all the stresses of life. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

July 12, 2013 Market Report for July 5th This Friday night the Toledo Farmers market shared the Courthouse square with the BBQ cook off and the Stop Light Festival. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

July 11, 2013 This is an up-to-date report on openings for Camp Creamery. We have 9 openings as of today. If you are interested or have questions about it give Sue Harrington a call at 641-484-7572. more »»

Anecdotally yours, week one — Hap Houlihan

July 10, 2013 Whenever good friends get together, the stories are sure to flow. This Fourth of July weekend, several friends gathered here at Gilly Hollow to reminisce and tell stories. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

July 5, 2013 Market Report for June 28th With the holiday coming up, I will be writing this market report before the Toledo Farmers’ Market. I hope to have the regular vendors along with a few more. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

July 4, 2013 Yes, I am back with an update of “What’s Happening at the Wieting”. Three cheers for the Red, White and Blue. The Theatre will have an entry in the parade taking place in Toledo on Wednesday, July 3. more »»

After the train ride

July 3, 2013 Because of an early deadline, and because the beginning of this story was recently retold in this space, I have decided to offer this particular rerun. It originally ran last fall. more »»

Open Letter to the Veteran on Independence Day

July 3, 2013 As I sit here typing, I think of the great fun we’ll all have on the 4th. My second daughter was born this day at 9:30 in the evening. more »»

 
 

 

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