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John’s Graduation Test!

June 3, 2018 Reading this column requires some standards. High standards! We don’t just accept anyone. There are some rigorous requirements one must pass through. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

June 1, 2018 Market Report for May 18, 2018 Finally the weather was wonderful for the Toledo Farmers’ Market. more »»

Memorial Day, 2018

May 27, 2018 This Monday, May 28, amidst the family reunions, picnics, ball games, parades and burgers galore, let’s also celebrate “Memorial Day. more »»

What's Happening at the Wieting?

May 24, 2018 I thought I wouldn’t have anything to write about since we are closed for renovation. I changed my mind. The Wieting backstage scene is now void of almost everything. more »»

Declarations every graduate should make

May 20, 2018 In 1969 I graduated from South Tama High School. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It was a great school to be a part of and I’m sure it still is, if not even better. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

May 18, 2018 Market Report for May 11, 2018 It was a chilly, drizzly kind of night for the Toledo Farmers’ Market. Tonight was the night for the annual Mothers’ Day flower planting. more »»

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

May 13, 2018 Wake up call!!! This Sunday is Mother’s Day. You still have time to plan something special for that favorite lady of yours. Don’t have to thank me for the gentle reminder. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

May 11, 2018 Market Report for May 4, 2018 It was a fabulous night for the Toledo Farmers’ Market. Everyone was happy to be back. There were plenty of items to purchas. more »»

What's Happening at the Wieting?

May 10, 2018 Things are happening much faster than we realized. The theatre is closed for Phase II part of the renovation. We are sorry about not letting everyone know, but we just got word ourselve. more »»

Am I Getting Old Or What?

May 6, 2018 Getting old is a relative phenomenon. When I was in my twenty’s, I figured hitting forty was old, quite old. However once I got to 40, it didn’t seem old at all, but 60 sure did. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

May 4, 2018 It’s that time of year again. The Toledo Farmers’ Market starts on May 4 at 5 p.m on the east side of the courthouse square. It will be interesting to see what everyone will bring. more »»

Questiona Alliant Energy billings

May 4, 2018 Letter to the Editor: :Residents of the area. Are you aware of the NON-GAS charges on your Alliant bill every month? I have my last 5 bills and this has come to a very substantial amount. more »»

John’s Rules For Life....

April 29, 2018 Last week it was my pet peeves and now that I got them off my chest, it’s time once again for more of my rules for life. So here goes.... • Learn to forgive yoursel. more »»

What's Happening at the Wieting?

April 26, 2018 Our last movie before we close for the renovation of the backstage will run May 18-20. We will be closed until July 23 when we reopen for the Camp Creamery school that week. more »»

Pet Peeves, 2018

April 22, 2018’s that time of the year again. John’s annual “Pet Peeve’s” column. A chance to get those little irritations off my chest. more »»

What's Happening at the Wieting?

April 19, 2018 Some of the work for Phase II has already begun. They are doing some repair work to the basement beams and removing some walls of the old coal roo. more »»

The blizzard of 1973!

April 15, 2018 There are a few moments in our lives that clearly stick with us forever. I will never forget where I was when JFK was assassinated. 7th grade at St. Joseph’s School in Chelsea. more »»

What's Happening at the Wieting?

April 12, 2018 I got to thinking about all the volunteers we have helping at the theatre. Most people only see the ones working during the movie. more »»


April 8, 2018 April is National Volunteer Recognition Month. Volunteers are a special breed of peopl. more »»

What's Happening at the Wieting?

April 5, 2018 The theatre was all cleaned out backstage and is ready for Phase II of our renovation to start. The stairs that go downstairs have been removed so the floor braces can be installed in the basement. more »»



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