I’ve been under some stress lately. I’ve written a novel, and now I have to wait to find someone who thinks it’s worth publishing. (I happen to think it is, for the record.) So, while I wait, I get more and more nervous.
Verne knows me too well.
Making the important decision to get married can fill couples with joy and excitement as they imagine spending the rest of their lives together.
• Shopping Group. Keep your “yes” crew small. Sometimes, too many opinions can make the appointment overwhelming.
• Shopping Group. Keep your “yes” crew small. Sometimes, too many opinions can make the appointment overwhelming.
Weddings can be expensive. Various sources estimate the average cost of weddings is anywhere from $26,000 to $31,000.

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Once couples become engaged and share the good news with their friends and families, the next step is to begin planning their weddings. While couples must make a myriad of decisions during the wedding planning process, perhaps none is more significant than where to tie the knot. According to The...
• Shopping Group. Keep your “yes” crew small. Sometimes, too many opinions can make the appointment overwhelming. If you can’t imagine yourself saying yes without all of your besties, it’s okay to bring them all—but before you go, make sure you have a deep conversation with them about what you are...
Weddings can be expensive. Various sources estimate the average cost of weddings is anywhere from $26,000 to $31,000. Couples and their parents may bear the brunt of wedding expenses, but those who have accepted a role in the wedding party also can expect their share of expenses. Taking into...
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC From an absolutely ideal marriage proposal to a perfect wedding day, Brooke Hagen and Nick Rice had 10 months to prepare for the biggest day of their dreams. Brooke and Nick, (both LMHS grads), began dating Nov. 28, 2014, and became engaged, December 23,...
The Lake Mills Public Library hosted the Martika Daniels and her Fire and Circus Show last week, as part of the Summer Reading Program. Martika entertained more than 145 people with her fire breathing and gymnastics, and also invited members of the crowd to join her on stage and try out the fans...
By Jordan Feyerherm, program associate Center for Rural Affairs A community garden is a way to grow delicious, fresh produce and to bring together neighbors and community members. A community garden also requires buy-in from the community, proactive planning, and ongoing maintenance. Every...
Northwood will celebrate the Fourth of July over three days this year, July 4-6. The Fourth of July will include a pancake breakfast, parade, Miss Northwood awards, pedal pull, horseshoe tourney, and finish off the day with fireworks at the airport at 10 p.m. Friday evening, July 5, there  will...
Steve Bakke of Bakke Law Office, Forest City, announces a merger with David Siegrist and Brian Jones of Siegrist and Jones LLP, Britt. The merged firms will be known as Siegrist, Jones, and Bakke, and will continue to operate out of the current locations at Bakke Law Office, 150 N. Clark St.,...
The Mads Hansen family from Denmark have been traveling the world for close to a year, in a Range Rover with a roof tent (pictured below) and an RV, customized by Mads. They arrived in the U.S. this spring and Iowa, this past Sunday, June 23. The family met John and Kathleen Grunhovd at Rice Lake’s...
The LMHS baseball team celebrated Throw Back Thursday, June 13, and encouraged parents to participate. Pictured above are those who went through their closets. Front row (L-R): Carrie Hanson, Marna Groe, Julie Helgeson, Gary Helgeson, Shawn Helgeson, and Karla Eaton. Back row: Scott Hanson, Krishna...

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