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Opinion

Pastor’s Corner: The Misunderstanding Mind of a 4-year-old!

Local Columns

A pediatrician had a 4-year-old in for a checkup. The doctor asked, “Do you have any questions?” The mother replied, “I don’t think so!” The doctor turned to the 4-year-old and asked, “How about you? Do you have any questions?” The child responded, “Yeah, have you ever ...

Take a Mulligan: Some Of My Thoughts!!

Local Columns

What a title for a column! As if anyone cares, but if you've gotten this far, I'll share with you some things that keep me awake at night. Or perhaps help me get to sleep faster. Irregardless, here are my thoughts: First off, there is really no such word as irregardless. It makes no ...

Slices of Life: Fingerprints on the mirror

Local Columns

So I finally made it. Man, how I’ve waited for this stage in life. After years of being pregnant, breastfeeding, snuggling little ones in the middle of the night, and cleaning up LEGOs off the floor day and night (after first stepping on them), I’m finally here. Free at last. Free at ...

America’s future rests with independent and swing voters

Editorials

It’s well known America’s first president warned citizens – on Sept. 17, 1796 – about the negative impact political parties could have on the country. In George Washington’s farewell address, he felt politicians and their party of preference could become “unprincipled.” The ...

Pastor’s Corner: Flying Unfriendly Skies?

Local Columns

Flying airplanes used to be a rush of excitement as a kid but has become too unpredictable at my age. Just give me a tractor-mower, a full tank of gas, and a can of Dr. Pepper, and that’s about all the thrills I can take for one afternoon. But imagine this true story. In August, an airline ...

Iowa’s teacher shortage is impacting our students and teachers

Editorials

School districts across the country are facing a shortage of teachers and other positions in K-12 education, such as paraeducators, bus drivers, and substitutes. As students head back to school this fall, it’s estimated that the U.S. is short over 300,000 people to fill critically important ...

Dengler Domain: Harvest

Local Columns

Harvest is coming up, so this means fieldwork begins. Combines move, trucks haul, and dryers cook. With harvest comes reflection for those in agriculture and those not in it. If not treated as a reflection part of the year, it should be. While New Year’s Eye is looked at as a time of out ...

Glance at the Past: September 1947

Local Columns

Blacktop is being applied to the block on North Church Street between High and State streets, and other streets will be improved as soon as materials can be obtained. Mayor Charles A. Gary states that property owners on the street are now being improved petitioned for the improvement, and the ...