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Opinion

-Take a Mulligan-

Local Columns

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? A while back, a friend, (I think he was anyway), sent me some answers to this eternal question from some very interesting people. I’m sure their quotations are not accurate but given their personal thoughts, personalities and ideas about life and ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: As President of the Louise & Lucile Hink-Tama Library Board, I was shocked to hear that the Tama City Council voted to slash the Library Budget by $50,000. I know many of you felt the same way. I had no idea something like this was being considered as the agenda item stated ...

Tis The Season…

Local Columns

So much to do during the Christmas season; baking cookies, buying presents, Christmas programs, cards & newsletters and visiting good ol’ St. Nick too. But we still have to find the time to enjoy the Christmas season, don’t we? One of the best ways is sitting down, getting the family ...

Take A Mulligan

Local Columns

Thanksgiving is over, (or I think it is), and we all can officially begin the Christmas season. No “bah-humbugs” please. We’ve had enough of that in the past ten months or so, haven’t we? Let’s break through all the nastiness of this past year and get into the Christmas ...

Community outlook: MA, LMHC Erin Gumm

Local Columns

Engaging in healthy ways with social media By Erin Gumm, MA, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor How many of us have scrolled mindlessly on our phones for a few minutes, which then leads to an hour or more, in order to avoid some of the tasks that need attention at work or at home? ...

“Deja Vu All Over Again”

Local Columns

Everyone knows this quote from the legendary Yogi Berra. He also said when ordering a pizza, “You better cut it into four pieces. I don’t think I’m hungry enough to eat six.” Here are some more quotes from famous people: “The secret to staying young is by living honestly, ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

What qualities do I expect from my president? One who does not turn service departments like the CDC and the FBI into political arenas. One who doesn’t resort to dirty tricks (or help from other countries) to win an election. One who will preserve Medicare and Social Security, not destroy ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The Future? It is in the 3rd Month of Harris-Biden winning the election along with taking the House and the Senate. Six seats were added to the SCOTUS. Amy Klobuchar was named Chief Justice by a 10-5 ruling. The 2nd Amendment was replaced by a revised 2nd Amendment. Beto O’Rourke was ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

When I moved to Tama County, one major thing that impressed me was that there was a library in nearly every town. I remember calling my family out west to tell them, “Iowa must be a great place because the people here know that libraries are important”. On September 21, the Tama city ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor I was very pleased that President Trump announced our troops in Afghanistan would be brought home by Christmas. We have been there so many years, and to have an entire family together for that day would be a blessing. However, I watch CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and public television’s ...