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In a small town, stories about people are what matter, so the editor has to have a way of putting people at ease so they share them. He has to be able to accept it when, after seeing someone had...
We saw some houses, old and new but more noticeable was the number of mailboxes all in rows beside roads leading back into the mountains. It was mid-July and camping season. We saw many travel...
Christmas is not about giving – it’s about getting. I know that sounds weird, but the same thing occurs when you go on a mission trip. Let me explain.  Earlier this month, Dec. 3-12, I had the...
Leaving the Norsk Folkemuseum, we changed parking lots and ate before touring the Kon-Tiki and Ra museum which houses the raft of balsa wood and the boat of reeds that Thor Hyerdahl used in his three...
In this pandemic year, filled with sadness and fear and prayers for it all to end, I find I can smile remembering past good times. To that end, I’m re-running an Inkspots column I wrote years ago, in...
This year in communities all over Iowa, the holiday season kicked off with long lines of idling cars. Our neighbors were not waiting to see displays of Christmas lights. They were not lining up to be...
... Looking back at the 1918-19 pandemic of the Spanish flu caused by the H1N1 virus, makes one ponder. There was no technology for health officials to communicate to the public the severity and...
... On the particular day of my commitment to a lifetime of how-could-that-have-happened and tell-me-that-didn’t-happen turns of events, a reliable ISU kicker yanked the 20-yard extra point to the...
...Indescribable in their realism and variety are its 212 granite and bronze animal and nude human sculptures depicting various activities and situations by Gustav Vigeland completed between 1924 and...
Two letters in this week's Kossuth County Advance center on the recently completed election, and they are quite different. Here's a sample of each: To continue these unsubstantiated and unproven...

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