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Mike's Meanderings

May 7, 2009 For quite some time, I’ve been pondering an issue that seems particularly perplexing. It’s the blatant unconstitutionality of the minimum 21 drinking age. more »»

Mike’s Meanderings

May 6, 2009 About two years ago, the City of Estherville stepped forward to improve the condition of existing housing in the south-central portion of the community by applying for a housing rehabilitation grant. more »»

Mike’s Meanderings

April 16, 2009 "Where were our local government officials?” one person asked. “I don’t know,” said anothe. more »»

Annie’s Project is for farm partners

February 24, 2009 arm women and those involved in ag business have an unique opportunity to be involved in Annie’s Project. The nationally recognized, six-part program is coming to Emmet County in March. more »»

Hail to the Chief(s)

February 21, 2009 Does anybody have a clue what Sunday is? If you need a few hints, then you must be told or reminded that Fe. more »»

Mike's Meanderings

January 5, 2009 While Iowa is faring generally somewhat better than the rest of the country right now, a person would be a blamed fool to say times aren’t tough. more »»

Good riddance 2008. Hello 2009!

December 31, 2008 ow is the time to pause and reflect. more »»

A moment with Mary Ann

December 9, 2008 Common interests are what married couples enjoy in order to spend time spend together. At times the wife and the husband may enjoy the same hobby, pastime, game, movie sport or music. more »»

‘Amber waves of grain’ – America’s goodness

November 4, 2008 There is something to be said about the beauty and goodness that surrounds wholesome living in Iowa, especially in the autumn. more »»

Strengthening Families

September 16, 2008 If we were asked what we wish for our children, I believe many of us would reply to help our children be successful. more »»

Mike's Meanderings

September 11, 2008 National Punctuation Day is Sept. 24. Now you might wonder why I chose this topic for a column. Well, I thought of a couple good reason. more »»

National Food Safety Education Month

September 9, 2008 September is National Food Safety Education Month. more »»

Mike's Meanderings

August 28, 2008 If you haven’t seen my byline for the last two weeks, there’s a good reason. I took a staycation for two weeks. more »»

May activities plentiful at county extension

May 6, 2008 The month of May brings high school and college graduation, confirmation, Mothers Day, the end of the school year, planting of crops and gardens and so much mor. more »»

A Moment with Mary Ann

May 3, 2008 My dad was a wise person. I knew that at 8 years of age. I still believe it and he passed on 21 years ag. more »»

Activities proof that spring is finally here

April 8, 2008 pril is here and there is no doubt, we are all ready for spring to spring! I wanted to highlight a few things happening within our office this month. more »»

Notes from ELC

February 26, 2008 esting season is upon us. Students in grades 3-11 are busy taking their annual standardized tests. For students in grades 3-8, this is the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS). more »»



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