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Editorials

Letter to the Editor: Questions for the county

Ever have a day when something keeps needling you and you have a chance to let it out and you grab it? Today was the day! After wallowing in the mud on Tama County gravel roads for the last two weeks, the Tama County Supervisors meeting was to be held today at 9:30 a.m. My first question was ...

Letter to the Editor: Dogs on the Settlement

We all heard about the horrible tragedy of the young lady killed by a ‘pack of feral dogs’ on the Settlement recently. However, it might behoove us all to understand the problem in more depth. The Settlement has long been the recipient of unwanted dogs (and cats) from surrounding ...

Take A Mulligan: Ye Olde Annual Pet Peeve column

Once a year this old dog has to shake the fleas out, get refreshed and just unload all of those testy little irritants, called "pet peeves" out in the open and move on. So this column today is dedicated to pet peeves that haunt everyone. Here are a few of yours and then I'll share a few of ...

Take A Mulligan: St. Pat, basketball & the Gunder Burger

What a huge week for Iowa. St. Patrick's Day, Hawkeye and Cyclone NCAA basketball, both the men and women, and even UNI is in a basketball tournament. The warmer weather is coming and it's just a good time to be alive, don't ya think? And to top it off, did you hear where the Gunder Burger ...

Letter to the Editor: Brian Squiers

Noah Webster, of dictionary fame, is spoken of as the founding father of American scholarship and education. His words are just as true today as they were in 1832 when he spoke them. And they need no commentary from me. “It is extremely important to our nation, in a political as well as ...

Take A Mulligan: Odds and Ends

Every once in a while it's time to clear the air on a few things, clean off my desk of stuff and just endear you with my vast knowledge of nothing. A "friend" mentioned to me last week that I have the innate ability to write an entire column without saying anything. I think he meant to insult ...

On Nature: Why I Care

I have been asked why I care about climate change when I am not directly affected. I continue my retired lifestyle, visit my grandchildren, and enjoy nature. I am too old to be affected by future predictions. I care because my neighbors, the residents of Earth, and Earth itself are being ...

Guest Opinion: Student perspective on upcoming middle school bond issue

On March 1, 2022, there will be a vote within the South Tama County Community School District. This vote will decide if South Tama Community School District will build a new middle school or remain in the current building. The Iowa Juvenile Home, which the state currently owns, is the proposed ...

Letter to the Editor: Questioning the scope of the middle school project

So you all recently received the flyer in your mail about the Middle School going to become another abandoned building, provided the vote passes; because students can’t learn as well in a 106-year-old building that recently had over $1 million in repairs and updates. That even though all the ...

On Nature: Introducing David Voigts

Tama-Grundy Publishing is excited to welcome native Tama Countian David Voigts as its newest columnist. Voigts is a retired ecologist and the current Conservation Chair for the Prairie Rapids Audubon Society. Having grown up in rural Tama County, Voigts spent many youthful days hunting and ...