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Westport Schoolhouse and Pollinator Paradise open for the season June 14

Country school teachers in the early 1900s lived a strict life. An actual set of rules for a country school teacher in 1915 included these parameters: You are not to keep company with men; you must be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., unless at a school function; you may not…

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Thank you to our wonderful volunteers

Today has been a flurry of activity as volunteers for the Westport Schoolhouse, Pollinator Paradise and Dickinson County Nature Center have gotten together to go over a few tidbits in preparation for the summer season. They listened intently as I droned on and on about all the wonderful things going on in each location and…

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Kayaking Adventures for teens and pre-teens

Spending time on the water is the best part about summers in the Iowa Great Lakes area. Teens and pre-teens can learn a new way to enjoy the waves with the Kayaking Adventures day camps through the Dickinson County Conservation Board 8:30 a.m.-noon June 15-16 for ages 8-12 and 8:30 a.m.-noon June 22-23 for ages…