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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We have all said the Pledge of Allegiance many times. But have you ever thought about what the words mean? The words ‘pledge allegiance’ mean that we promise loyalty to the flag and our country.  ‘To the republic for which it stands’ refers to the government.  ‘One nation under God, indivisible,...
“Paul’s eyes rested upon Sweetheart’s hungrily, longingly. She wasn’t his sister! She was no blood relation, or connection at all—yet!” Those lines from Ella Wister Haines’ novel Mysterious Sweetheart captured the attention of readers who favored the works of this Iowa writer in the 1920s. Haines’...
The veteran to be honored by the Top of Iowa Quilt Club this month is Curt Cornell. Curt went into the service during the start of the Vietnam War. He served from January 1963 through August 1966. He left for basic training in January, heading for Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. In April of...
“It is true that waiting on cranky people in a hurry is about the hardest thing that a girl can do,” Anna Murphy told a reporter in 1909. Murphy, owner of the Hotel Goldstone located at 314 East Fifth Street in Des Moines, admitted she had a difficult time hiring and retaining good waitresses at...
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The North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Middle School Honor Band was held at John Adams Middle School, Mason City, Saturday, Nov. 10. The Lake Mills Instrumental Music Program had five students participating in the event: Chet Casperson (trombone), Sara Nelson (bass clarinet), Sydnee...
The Lake Mills boys’ basketball program held its 19th annual youth free throw contest, Saturday, Nov. 3. Fourth and fifth graders shot from 12 feet, while fifth and sixth graders shot from the standard distance of 15 feet. Results are as follows: 3rd/4th grade division 1st place: Lucas Helgeland...
Elizabeth Carney, a Charles City student studying at the Minneapolis School of Art in the spring of 1935, must have been delighted when she learned the school had awarded her a scholarship to study abroad for a year in Spain. It would give her an opportunity to travel throughout Europe, studying...
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC The journey back begins with a lady by the name of Kait Klammer, Good Thunder, Minn., who is a violinist in the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. This violinst recently aquired an old run-down violin. “My son, Luke, rents out living space and he came upon this...

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