Fishtival Arts Celebration at Bellevue Saturday


Fishtival, an annual event at Bellevue will be on Saturday, September 11th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Fishtival is a celebration of Bellevue's heritage as a community on the Mississippi through all forms of art including dance, media arts, and folk and traditional music.  Artisans will be selling their wares along the river front, a wonderful variety of works from ceramics, paintings, jewelry, metalsmithing, woodworking, and more. Food vendors will be plentiful as well.

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On a completely separate note, have you ever padded an article to increase its word count in order to reach a specific target number? Perhaps while writing a paper in high school or college, you needed some extra words to reach the number the teacher or professor assigned. Or maybe you wanted to improve the look of a paper as it layed out on a page, so you added some extraneous words in order to make the paper look more appealing. Although I can't say with any degree of certainty, I believe padding your word count with unneccessary text would be an example of a workaround, a short-cut someone assigned a minimum word count might take in an effort to meet a requirement. Although I try to avoid padding articles simply to increase their word count, I enjoy seeing examples. If you see specific cases of this practice, please share them with me here. I'd love to see some good ones, as they always make me smile.


The author, Tim Koehler, is a native to the Dubuque area, long-time radio host, dork, father, part-time toupee model, very stable genius and horse stable shoveller, regular napper, Time Magazine Person of the Year 2006, teller of stories and bad dad jokes. 

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