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.


By Bonnie Kay Baldwin Lake  Mills Graphic May 11, 2017 was the beginning of a long journey for a rural Lake Mills man. Battling an upper respiratory illness for weeks, farmer Lee Halvorson, awoke having difficulty breathing. “I was extremely uncomfortable and felt like an elephant was standing...
Pack in the fun without packing on the pounds this holiday season. Staying fit during the holiday season can be quite challenging, even for the most ardent fitness enthusiasts and disciplined calorie-counters. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many people are offered a wide assortment of...
Many people see the dawn of a new year as the perfect time to implement changes that they hope will have positive impacts on their lives in the year ahead. New Year’s resolutions have a way of falling by the wayside as the year progresses, but sticking with the following healthy resolutions can...
​When the Iowa Press Association met in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, June 18, 1879, several editors presented talks to the membership. J.G. Shannon, of the Elkader Journal, captivated the audience with his talk titled “Professional Obligations;” Matt Parrott from the Waterloo Reporter shared his...
According to the National Confectioners Association (NCA), alwaysatreat.com, candy canes are the number one selling non-chocolate candy during the month of December, with 90 percent of the red and white striped treats sold between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The biggest single week for candy canes...
Lake Mills residents woke to a winter wonderland Monday, as the area trees were covered in the foggy morning’s frost.
LMHS wrestling cheerleaders for this season are pictured above, seated in front  (L-R): Erica Jordon, Hailey Humphrey and Kristina Van Cannon. Back row: Samantha Leibeg, Kendall Kirschbaum, Lyv Arispe and Bianca Singelstad.
We’ve all heard the alarming statistics: One in five children have or will have signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder. Only 20 percent of children who have mental health disorders receive the treatment they need, and most concerning, suicide is the second leading cause of death for children...
Early in 1913 citizens of Manchester began preparing for the summer’s Chautauqua to be held for seven days in July. A well-known Chautauqua bureau, Redpath Vawter, was organizing the Manchester affair. The annual event promised musical acts, lectures and plenty of fun for the kids as well as adults...
The first week of December was full of holiday events in Lake Mills. Manufacturer’s Bank and Trust held their open house Wednesday, Dec. 5, offering hot drinks, lots of Christmas treats, and Christmas carols by LMCS vocal and instrumental students. Santa and Mrs. Claus paid a visit to the Lake...


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