Editor's note: This is the second in a series on adoption for National Adoption Month in November. Jodi Rezac Bonner was adopted through the Sioux City office of Catholic Charities, and grew up in the Estherville area. The mother of four saw her first biological relative when her son, Cody, was born. Bonner was a happy adoptee, but was also curious about her roots. "I never looked like anyone my whole life," Bonner said.
This is the second in an Estherville News series profiling women landowners. If you or someone you know would like to be photographed and featured in this series, please contact the newspaper office. Her great-great grandparents answered a newspaper ad in 1861, "Settlers needed in Emmet County." The area is located four miles east of Estherville on Hwy 9 and 2.5 miles south on 430th Avenue to 200th Street.
Nov. 1 is All Saints' Day, also known as the Feast of All Saints or Solemnity of All Saints, celebrated in honor of all the saints, famous and not. The Our Hometown feature with graveside photos and a story about Henry-Olson Funeral Home, which ran in the October edition was so popular, there was not enough space for all the photos and stories received. Hence, our newsroom decided to make space for them here. Larinda Mueller said she is proud of her family roots.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".