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Common Ground

July 2, 2013 In a commencement address at Notre Dame University, President Barack Obama urged the graduates to strive to find common ground with respect to their views on abortio. more »»

Answers to John Sheda’s The Way I See It

July 1, 2013 Answers to June 30 The Way I See It by John Sheda 1. Benjamin Franklin 2. Thomas Jefferson 3. August 2 4. Benjamin Franklin (70) 5. Herbert Hoover 6. Dwight Eisenhower 7. more »»

Happy 4th of July

June 30, 2013 Hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cold beverages, parades, family & friend get-togethers and climaxing the day with an evening of fireworks. 4th of July in Iowa! Does it get any better than thi. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

June 28, 2013 Market Report for June 21st What a great night for the Toledo Farmers’ Market. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

June 27, 2013 Hello everyone. This is a new venture to keep you informed about what is happening at the Wieting. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 484-4440 at the theatre or my home phone at 484-218. more »»

In the Summertime

June 25, 2013 The super moon this week, and the anticlimactic reality of the event got me thinking again about summer. more »»

Summertime in Chelsea in the 60’s

June 23, 2013 School’s out for summer! St. Joseph’s Catholic School and the Chelsea Public School are officially closed for the summer months. The town kids in Chelsea are free as bird. more »»

My Angel

June 19, 2013 Parts of this particular column ran in this space the summer of 2010. more »»


June 16, 2013 This Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day. A day just for “dear ol’ dad.” We dedicate this column to all you dads out there with “Dadism. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

June 14, 2013 Market Report for June 7th The first foot-loose Friday was a success. more »»

I am still learning …

June 12, 2013 I find it a personal requirement, that from time-to-time, I have to revisit some of those things I’ve learned. I have learned I am still learning. more »»

The Sheda Plan for Our Government!!

June 8, 2013 There is a story about a ten-year old boy and a bully. Every day, the boy had to the bully ten cents to play in the community playgroun. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

June 7, 2013 Market Report for May 31st This Friday evening the Toledo Farmers Market had happy smiling vendors. There was no rain, the sun was shining and a large crowd. more »»

Goodbye Chelsea

June 5, 2013 For many years, the floods of 1993 were used as the yardstick to gauge the flood waters in Central Iowa. Then the floods of 2008 were used to define what could happen in many parts of Iowa. more »»

Annual Pet Peeve Column

June 2, 2013 Perhaps only the most faithful readers of this column would know that the week after Memorial Day, is my annual Pet Peeve column. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

May 31, 2013 Market Report for May 24th It was another grand night for the Toledo Farmers Market. The tables are starting to hold some tasty looking produce and bakery. more »»

Wind on the horizon

May 29, 2013 Editor’s note” It was an early deadline for Memorial Day. Mike’s past column from Aug 4, 2009 is rperinted today. more »»

A True American Hero

May 26, 2013 This coming Monday, we celebrate Memorial Day—a day to simply remember. We visit the graves of loved ones and also attend various Memorial Day service. more »»

All my animals

May 22, 2013 I have gotten a lot of flack over the years from some of my readers regarding using the animals of Gilly Hollow as subject matter for my column. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

May 21, 2013 Market Report for May 17th It was another beautiful night for the Toledo Farmers’ Market. There was a large crowd to begin the market. Nine vendors came to market this Friday market night. more »»



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