Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 11 Feb 2016 01:21:39 EDTThu, 11 Feb 2016 01:21:39 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssRobins galore this winterhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/597958.htmlROBINS (Turdus migratorius) are making themselves known this winter in central Iowa. Many reports of robins gathering about the bushes and shrubs of urban settings keep coming in.Sat, 6 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTIce fishing at Hickory Grove Lakehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/597959.htmlHickory Grove Lake which sits about 25 miles west of Marshalltown is a hot spot for panfish in this area.This park is used all year-round and for many reasons.Sat, 6 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTThankful for citizen sciencehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/597717.htmlCITIZEN SCIENCE is the title of today's exploration of natural happenings or events. We can thank a well-trained science enthusiast and former President of the Untied States, Thomas Jefferson, for his observations.Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EDTAt the heart of ice fishinghttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/597718.htmlThe weather has been delightful as of late, and local ice anglers have been taking advantage of some good ice fishing opportunities.Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EDTWinter cold transforms landscapehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/597421.htmlWINTER in Iowa. What can one say about this normal season. It is cold. There will be snow. There will be calm days and some when winds are horrifically brutal. We will experience a few slightly warmer times and a few very cold spells.Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EDT