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Kip’s Comments 7-6-14

Back to the Disturbing Routine? Apparently Mother Nature is not going to allow the entire Independence Day holiday to wrap up without creating some excitement of her own. Once again, as the weekend comes to a close, severe weather is threatening Northeast Iowa. As an amateur radio operator and emergency manager, I have several radios …

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Kip’s Comments 5-24-14

  Beauties and the Beast (depending on your perspective) Here we are, at the end of the first full day of the Memorial Day weekend. I am typing this from the comfort of the cabin, not 20 steps from the river. The day was beautiful and we spent the hours with each other and family. …