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Anecdotally yours, week two - It runs in the family

July 24, 2013 Don’t you think it runs in the family? A few years ago when Peter (my youngest) and I were leaving the St. more »»

Busy, busy, busy

July 21, 2013 As everyone knows by now, Governor Terry Branstad’s SUV was sort of exceeding the speed limit way back on April 26, 2013. Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds was also along for the ride. Somewhere on hwy. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

July 19, 2013 Market Report for July 12th This Friday night was a beautiful market night. With the blow of the whistle the market started with an abundance of buyers and 13 vendors. more »»

Wind on the horizon

July 17, 2013 Editor’s Note; Mike was out of town so his column from August, 2009, is reprined today. His views on wind energy certainly are relevant today. more »»


July 14, 2013 Summertime is usually vacation-time! Mom & Dad get a couple of weeks off, load up the kids in the mini-van and enjoy some much needed time away from all the stresses of life. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

July 12, 2013 Market Report for July 5th This Friday night the Toledo Farmers market shared the Courthouse square with the BBQ cook off and the Stop Light Festival. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

July 11, 2013 This is an up-to-date report on openings for Camp Creamery. We have 9 openings as of today. If you are interested or have questions about it give Sue Harrington a call at 641-484-7572. more »»

Anecdotally yours, week one — Hap Houlihan

July 10, 2013 Whenever good friends get together, the stories are sure to flow. This Fourth of July weekend, several friends gathered here at Gilly Hollow to reminisce and tell stories. more »»

Toledo Farmers Market

July 5, 2013 Market Report for June 28th With the holiday coming up, I will be writing this market report before the Toledo Farmers’ Market. I hope to have the regular vendors along with a few more. more »»

What's happening at the Wieting

July 4, 2013 Yes, I am back with an update of “What’s Happening at the Wieting”. Three cheers for the Red, White and Blue. The Theatre will have an entry in the parade taking place in Toledo on Wednesday, July 3. more »»

After the train ride

July 3, 2013 Because of an early deadline, and because the beginning of this story was recently retold in this space, I have decided to offer this particular rerun. It originally ran last fall. more »»

Open Letter to the Veteran on Independence Day

July 3, 2013 As I sit here typing, I think of the great fun we’ll all have on the 4th. My second daughter was born this day at 9:30 in the evening. more »»

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 »»



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