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Opinion

Supports Rep. Dean Fisher

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor:Representative Dean Fisher has shown strong leadership during these trying times. Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak Rep. Fisher has done an extraordinary job relaying day-to-day updates through social media to his constituents.Fisher also took a personal role in sewing ...

Annual Pet Peeves Column

Local Columns

About once a year I have to clear my over-used brain of all the little stuff that really bugs me throughout the year. It's my form of therapy, I guess. Simply put I call it my "Annual Pet Peeve's Column." Those little and perhaps not-so-little annoyances in life that bug the "bejeebers" out of ...

“T.M.I.—Hogwash!”

Local Columns

Growing up on a farm in northern Iowa in the 50's, we lost a hog which slipped on ice and had a split pelvis. Having to put it down, the butcher came to our farm and slaughtered the hog. Nothing was as fascinating to a little kid than watching the dressing out of that hog! But nothing was ...

Pullin’ the wool over mom’s eyes!!

Local Columns

Before I begin this absolutely true story about my Mother, here are a couple other things about her. Mom was the "left-over Queen of Chelsea." In fact her leftovers were so widely known, used and eaten on a daily basis, we never did know what her original meal was!!! However being the great ...

Alliant Energy working to keep lights on

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,All around us, I see our neighbors and communities powering through this health crisis together. From our healthcare workers and store clerks to delivery drivers and farmers, Iowans honor the everyday heroes who are on the frontlines, providing essential services in new ways.At ...

“Noah, the corona virus and a new normal”

Local Columns

What's fascinating about the description of the Flood of Noah's time in the Bible is that many ancient cultures described the same experience in amazing detail!Noah was spared his life, along with his immediate family; but they had to be "self-quarantined" for about 365 days on the Ark. ...

Family activity time!

Local Columns

Your yard has been raked and re-raked several times; you're now watching re-runs of re-runs and your new hobby is boredom, so what's a guy or gal to do? Well, my friends, the staff at "Take A Mulligan" is challenging you and your family to a contest or quiz or something to that effect. This ...

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

Editorials

Last week the governor announced a new website to give Iowans better access to testing, and give public health officials a better idea of how Iowa is progressing through the pandemic. It helps the governor make decisions on the activities safe to reopen and areas of activities needing to remain ...