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North Iowa Event Center Expansion & Growth

North Iowa Event Center Expansion & Growth

Let’s Bring the Kentucky Derby style and flair to North Iowa! BY: RACHEL WUMKES The North Iowa Events Center is more than just the home of the North Iowa Fair.  With various buildings on site, they are capable of hosting vendor shows, weddings, and even livestock shows.  Until recently, it was also home of various hockey...

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It’s for the Birds

It’s for the Birds

BY: RACHEL WUMKES A little over twenty years ago, Target produced a commercial to launch their new card that gave back to schools with each purchase.  The thirty second spot featured a cute, pudgy little boy with thick-rimmed glasses and an adorable lisp.  He continually rang a doorbell before giving a sales pitch on the...

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Paving the Way for EV in Clear Lake, Iowa

Paving the Way for EV in Clear Lake, Iowa

Innovation – Technology – Progression BY: RACHEL WUMKES We are seeing a shift in the automobile industry on a level we haven’t experienced since the first Model T was introduced in 1908 by Henry Ford.  While this was the initial mass-produced vehicle made affordable and easy to operate, it also ran on this strange concept...

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month

Connecting People with Purpose in North Iowa BY: RACHEL WUMKES Since 2011, the month of April has been designated as Autism Awareness Month.  April 2nd officially kicks off the month-long recognition with World Autism Day.  Sanctioned by the United Nations in 2008, it is a day to bring awareness to the disability, for...

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Take out the Trash at Landfill North Iowa

Take out the Trash at Landfill North Iowa

Let’s get down and dirty about garbage! BY: RACHEL WUMKES Garbage. It’s a dirty word. Not so much a subject you typically bring up during social gatherings.  Or any time, really.  It’s just one of those topics that lingers in the background of your life.  Something you must deal with on a weekly basis, but don’t give it...

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Scrub a dub dub – time to get rid of winter grub! BY: RACHEL WUMKES The act of “spring cleaning” started years ago as a way to clean up winter’s mess.  Back then, people used fire to heat their homes, and doors were often kept shut to keep the heat inside.  This led to soot and grime all over everything. And can you...

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Get Your Fitness on at the Lake

Get Your Fitness on at the Lake

New Year – New You BY: RACHEL WUMKES With the beginning of a new year comes the ever-popular chance to start fresh.  Something about turning the calendar page over and having 365 new days at your fingertips for improvement is inspiring. It’s a clean slate; a chance a redemption. Personally, I’m a train wreck when it comes...

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