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Editorials

Take A Mulligan: Merry Christmas from the Shedas

The other day I was a-thinking. Yea, I do think every now and then but not too darn much so as to get a headache. But I was thinking, (money being no object), what would I give all of you for Christmas if I could. New cars for everyone came to mind; huge raises for all; the Christmas lights ...

Take A Mulligan: Christmas at Sheda’s Grocery Store

It all started the day after Thanksgiving when a shipment of 75-100 Christmas Trees came to our grocery store for sale to one and all. What an exciting time. The fresh smell of all those pine-fir trees was enough to make a kid of ten or eleven feel as if he's in heaven. It's 1960 and it's ...

Take A Mulligan: ‘Tis The Season…

Well my good friends, the beginning of December is here. Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is now officially here. How many can go back eleven months and remember those resolutions or goals we made back on January first? Hmmm, I have only about 30 days or so to lose 25 pounds, ...

Take A Mulligan: What I’m Thankful For

Everyone has their favorite holiday. Mine is Christmas Eve. Love it. But, alas, it's Thanksgiving time soon, so we must give this special holiday it's fair share of time. After all, Thanksgiving seems to be getting to be an after-thought between Halloween, (did you see all the decorations this ...

Letter to the Editor by Mary McBee

I’m thankful for many things, not the least being having a President who cares, perhaps too much, about the health and well-being of everyone. He cares not only for Democrats, but for everyone, even the Trumpers who ridicule and despise him. If the tables were turned, Trump was still ...

Letter to the Editor by John Anderson

As a candidate for the House of Representatives for the 72nd, here’s some of the multiple project I’d like to see happen. Make the former Iowa Juvenile Home a corporate park. Since 14 UFOs buzzed the USS Saratoga, it’s a small leap, they have high end technology companies like General ...

The Wieting needs your help

It has been a challenge for the Wieting Theatre Guild these past 19 months with the derecho and COVID-19. Safety of our volunteers and patrons has been our continued concern. At this time movies are only shown on Friday and Sunday evenings to small crowds with masks recommended and the ...

Take A Mulligan: Veteran’s Day 2021

In just a little more than a week, we as a country will, (or should), take time to officially say "Thank You" to our Veterans. Actually every time we get the chance, we should thank our many Veterans for a job well done. What exactly is a Veteran anyway...besides someone who served in our Armed ...

Kindness of a small town

There is nothing like growing up in a small town (or two). I always knew the Tama-Toledo community did a lot to help my family growing up. I recall community blood drives to try to help pay back some of the large quantity of blood products used by my two brothers’ treatments for ...

Take A Mulligan: The Big 7-0

Here is the $64,000 question. Just exactly how old is old? In my teens, I figured it was about 35 but when I was getting close to that age, it seemed fairly young, but 50 definitely was old. No doubt about that. Fifty for sure, until I got there. Yeah, not as good a third baseman anymore but ...