Northern-Sun Print Columnsen-usTue, 17 Jan 2017 10:06:07 EDTTue, 17 Jan 2017 10:06:07 EDT of Life By: Jill Pertler-Vacation foibles'd been looking forward to the week for months. We planned and packed and prepared to play. The months of waiting became weeks, the weeks became days and then it was here: vacation! Seven days of perfectly choreographed bliss. Or maybe not.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTConservation-A Frog's Long Winter By: Nick Buseman, Grundy County Conservation Operation Supervisor frigid 6 degrees outside causes me to wonder how our frogs and toads are surviving these brutal temps; I doubt they are able to locate a hot water spring here in Grundy County. I have to admit I am not an amphibian expert or lover.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTIowa Outdoors By Brett Reece, State Game Warden Wildlife Bureau of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources annually bands migratory game birds as part of a cooperative effort of the Mississippi Flywa.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTTouring the Skies By Jim Bonser ( 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Don't you hate it when you hear, "Well, I have good news and bad news. Which would you like to hear first?" Like when you go on SpaceWeather.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTLaity Reflection: Christmas, It's over? Now what? may remember the last time we shared this newspaper space, we were looking forward to Christmas. We focused on the hope God sent us when his son, Jesus was born in Bethlehem.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDT