Monthly Archives: September 2019

Are You Ready For It?

photocredit: sonlet.com BY: RACHEL WUMKES The time is drawing near.  Countdowns across the great area of North Iowa have begun.  Ladies are checking their phones daily, watching for weather updates and forecasts, sending up silent prayers for a beautiful day of mild temperatures and dry conditions. Soon, they will begin the rigorous process of clothing selection.  Dusting off...
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My Kind of Run

photocredit: Lake Time Brewery BY: RACHEL WUMKES It seems to be the fad these days.  The cool thing to do. Running. And not just the actual act of running, but participating in the various races throughout the country-side.  There’s the 5K, the 10K, half and full marathons.  I mean, we even have our very own Sprint and Olympic Triathlon...
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Punctuation Saves Lives

photocredit: lumenlearning.com BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s National Punctuation Day! And while it may seem like a boring, random, completely non-important day for most of the population, it really is important for everyone.  The holiday was created by Jeff Rubin in 2004 to emphasize the vital role of punctuation marks in written English. Without punctuation, our lives would be...
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Chamber Membership 101: How to Maximize the Benefit

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I know it sits in the back of your mind.  That little nagging thought urging you to join the Chamber of Commerce.  But for some reason, you push the thought away.  Why?  Is it the fear of the unknown?  The apprehension that you’ll do something wrong? Often the case when I chat with people,...
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