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Opinion

Community outlook: Anita Townsley

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Every April, Child Abuse Prevention Month is an opportunity to learn about the signs of child abuse and how to prevent it. Communities around the nation come together to support families and children by reinforcing strategies that are working.Outreach programs, resources, and activities ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

My parents once told me that there was a time when no one would eat tomatoes because they thought tomatoes were poisonous. I don’t know how they discovered the truth, but obviously the truth won the day because we buy them, grow them and eat them. A person might wonder why such a ...

Community outlook: Sup. Jared Smith

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Greetings STC Community! What a year it has been! From lots of snow ... to the derecho ... to COVID ...  we have seen it all!  I’m happy to share that there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel! I wanted to take this opportunity to share updates on all three of these topics ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a 4th generation cattle farmer in Tama County, I want to take time during National Agriculture Week to thank our community for their support. While there continues to be more food choices at the grocery store, we know that many fill their carts with real meat instead ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

There once was a farmer who had a huge farm that was successful. Beautiful crops, productive land, riches for the farmer and his family. All went well for many years until the hogs starting taking over. They grew bigger and bolder. As they ate all the crops they rooted up the land because ...

-Take a Mulligan-

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Attached to this column is an old picture of Chelsea’s Bandstand. Truly a piece of Americana. An icon to “Chelsea-ites.” To anyone growing up in the 50’s and 60’s and even into the early 70’s I think, the Bandstand could only mean one thing—BAND CONCERTS. Every ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

I again see a letter to the editor concerning democracy, government and the Electoral College. Number 1 - United States has a Republic form of government. (Webster’s dictionary describes a republic as a state in which the sovereign power is vested in representatives chosen by the people. A ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Has our political system failed us? For most of our country’s history and especially during recent decades, our choices have been basically restricted to only two political parties. Over time, this has caused an increasingly divided and ineffective government and a dangerously widening gap ...

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

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By Sen. Jeff Edler This was the fourth week of the legislative session. We continued our work on many important issues in subcommittee and committees, and also had more floor debate. One of the bills we discussed is Senate File 231, allowing a person holding a special minor’s ...

Community outlook: Mayor Brian Sokol

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With 2020 behind us, we can only hope that 2021 will be much better! I hope your new year is off to a great start. Already in this new year, we have so much to be grateful for. Tama County Public Health has worked tirelessly throughout the COVID 19 pandemic since it began and now they are ...