Gag Gift Options

I know, I know, everyone always wants to give the perfect gift, but admit it – sometimes you need to find something that's just ... wrong! Whether it's for a white elephant gift, or something for...

Most Popular Gifts On The Internet

I did a little research, and combed through Amazon and EBAY to find out what were the most popular gifts people were buying online this year. And while some of them made perfect sense and I wouldn't...

Ten Worst Gift Ideas Of All Time

These are, without a doubt, the 10 worst gift ideas ever. They're so bad that you probably should stop reading right now. Just go away. I have to do this sort of thing. Because this is a Gift Guide,...

Holiday Gift Giving Tips

With an Aunt who "literally" gave me a box as a gift when I was 13, (Yup, a little plastic box only big enough to hold seven dimes in – even pennies didn't fit) I've learned a lot of lessons about...

Gift Giving Etiquette

The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry if you've offended someone by tucking a gift card into their stocking. We found some answers from etiquette expert Myka Meier, who is also...

Gifts For Under $10

Shopping for gifts is easier said than done sometimes. It's hard enough to figure out what to get for your loved ones, let alone what to buy for bosses, co-workers, dog walkers, secret Santas, or...

Gift Boxes Available

The Lena Historical Society is taking orders for holiday gift boxes containing cheese from Torkelson Cheese Company (Muenster, Marble and Cheddar) and a beef sausage from AJ’s Lena Maid Meats. By purchasing these gift boxes you are supporting...

The Best Gifts To Buy People During Coronavirus

In these times of social distancing, when we can't see our friends and family in person, delivering a gift to a loved one's door is a special way to show they're in your thoughts. If you have a loved...

Why Not Keep It Local?

There are plenty of gift giving options, but the idea of showing off what makes our region special came to mind. And nobody can argue that our region has become the alternative energy capital of...

The Time To Shop Local Is Now

Maybe it is the early cold snap in October, daylight savings time, the exhaustion from current events, or weariness of COVID-19, but we could all use some holiday cheer to get us in the mood for...

The Lighter Side

I should have suspected my husband was lazy; on our wedding day, his mother told me, "I'm not losing a son, I'm gaining a couch." My husband said he needed more space, so I locked him outside. I told...

Obituaries

Shannon Doris Marie Horner, 88 Doris Marie Horner, 88, of Shannon died at Liberty Village Manor Court in Freeport on Friday, November 13, 2020. She was born December 27, 1931 in Forreston on the family farm to Herman and Jennie (Ables) Swalve. She... Full story

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