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Opinion

Magic Mike 6XL: The pen pal revolution

Local Columns

The internet is truly an amazing, marvelous, strange thing. The capacities of the internet are boundless. Something the invention of the internet revolutionized was pen pals. Instead of throwing a stamp on your letter to your buddy in fluflekistan, ya just click a button. When used ...

Just Jonathan: Local learning

Local Columns

Week to week as I write my various articles I always find some element of our community that I have no knowledge of. Being nineteen years old, I accept the fact I simply haven’t lived enough years to know everything about the place that I call home, but it still drives me crazy. Being a ...

To my fellow citizens of the STC school district

Editorials

This is the first in a series of articles I am writing to update you on what the school board has been working on since the first of the year. Let me start off by saying, as a new school board member, there has been and continues to be a lot for me to learn. There are many areas of the daily ...

Magic Mike 6XL: Too Sexy For My Shirt

Local Columns

So, I was walking into Monday's council meeting, and I saw a guy I know rocking a ridonculous shirt. I caught up with him and complimented his shirt, and we then talked about shirts, and somewhere along the way, he called me sexy. This was both an odd and delightful accolade that I'd never ...

Just Jonathan: Last minute journalism

Local Columns

I’ve never been good at preparation and timeliness. Give me a deadline and I’ll usually meet it, however I’m going to stretch it. I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember. Not always the most ideal in an academic or work situation but nevertheless I make due. A peek into ...

Letter to the Editor: Jesus and Trump

Letters to the Editor

Eighty percent of Americans see our country as polarized. They see polarization as a blockade to governing because the two polarized political parties can’t work together to legislate. However, fifty percent of Iowans enjoy polarization. This is obvious because they support a candidate who ...

Letter to the Editor: USPS is committed to serving Tama

Letters to the Editor

As the Postmaster of Tama, I am writing to express the unwavering commitment of our postal staff to serving our wonderful community. With the 4th of July approaching, a time when we celebrate our nation's independence and the freedoms we cherish, it is also a fitting moment to reflect on the ...

Just Jonathan: Staying cool

Local Columns

Now it goes without saying I’m cool and I like staying cool. I’ll add that anyone reading this column is cool. However that isn’t quite the same cool I’m talking about. With a changing climate (believe it or not it’s been warm) staying cool during my mowing job has become a challenge. ...

You’ll Figure It Out!: Summertime in Chelsea in the 60s

Local Columns

School's out for summer! St. Joseph's and the Public Schools are officially closed for the summer months. The town kids in Chelsea are free as birds. We've got the world by the tail and there's ball games to be played, cricks, creeks and rivers to explore, forts to be made and imaginations to ...