Archive for May, 2010

How will the weather be this summer?

May 22, 2010 0 Comments
How will the weather be this summer?

Last summer was quite cool in our part of the country.  If the long-range weather outlook is correct, we could be looking at another stretch of cooler-than-normal temperature.  As we all know, day-to-day weather forecasting is less accurate the farther out you go.  In other words, a forecast for a week from today is much […]

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Jeff’s visit to Aplington

May 18, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to Aplington

A big “Thank you” to the students in Mr. Sammons’ class in Aplington.  I’ve been privileged to visit with Mr. Sammons’ students for more than 5 years now…and I look forward to talking with his class each year.  We looked at pictures of clouds, talked about how the seasons change and about all the different […]

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Jeff’s trip to Turkey Valley

May 17, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Turkey Valley

Turkey Valley Community School is in Jackson Junction.  I got to visit with Ms. Vsetecka’s class on May 12.  We talked about severe storms and tornadoes, about the different kids of weather that affect Iowa during the different times of the year and about how the Sun is the 800 pound gorilla when it comes […]

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The Blue Hat Ladies of Dysart

May 17, 2010 2 Comments
The Blue Hat Ladies of Dysart

When you visit Dysart you’ll find excellent schools, a wonderful Main Street with a terrific collection of shops and stores, and lots of friendly people.  Great food, too!  You might meet up with the Blue Hat Ladies while you are in town.  Cathy, Claudette, Jackie, Ann and Pat make up the Blue Hat Ladies…a group of women that […]

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Eastern Iowa’s Toughest Jobs…road grader driver

May 12, 2010 0 Comments
Eastern Iowa’s Toughest Jobs…road grader driver

I have a new respect for those folks that maintain our roads!  Winter time, they are out there in the cold, plowing snow.  Spring time, they are out there in all kinds of weather.  Summer brings the heat, of course, and then comes the autumn with cooler days and chilly nights.  Mr. Wayne Even took […]

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The Three Chilly Saints

May 8, 2010 0 Comments
The Three Chilly Saints

Growing up in Northern Wisconsin, my mom would NEVER plant the garden until after the “Icemen Days” had come and gone.  Folks used to keep track of the calendar by remembering which Saint’s Day it was.  For example, May 11, 12 and 13 are Saint Mamertus (or Mammertius), Saint Pancrus (or Pancratius) and Saint Servatius […]

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Jeff’s visit to North Winn

May 5, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to North Winn

Thanks to the teachers and students at North Winn.  I got to visit with the sixth graders on Monday, May 3.  We learned about how the Sun is the “engine” that runs our weather…and about how the climate changes based on what the Sun does.  We also talked about severe storms and tornadoes…the different seasons […]

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