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A day late and a dollar short

It was February 26, 1983. I had been living in SW Florida for almost 2 years.I grew up an Iowa boy. I read the Des Moines Register most every morning. I couldn't wait to read Donald Kaul's Over the Coffee. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a columnist, just like Kaul.Before I even opened the ...

I am pro-life ––period

Sometime back, I wrote a column about my position on Pro-Life and it really struck a chord. I probably received some 15-20 emails and/or phone calls, all agreeing with the sanctity of life, from conception to the grave. Every comment was directly aimed at the horror of murder, I mean, ...

What’s happening at the Wieting

Our next two events are back to back.On Saturday, Nov. 23 we will sponsor our annual "Trivia Night." Each table rents for $80. You may have up to 8 people on your team. Tables may be reserved right now. Call Barb Jordan at 641-485-6091. Doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7 p.m. This is ...

A community asset

It seems towns, especially small ones, do little to try and keep young people interested in staying in a community. If they have to travel to other towns to "recreate" themselves, it just becomes one more reason to leave once they reach adulthood. The young are a community's most precious ...

An American Boy Grows Up

Our son was born so long ago, yet it seems like yesterday...That I stood in awe before his crib and heard that doctor say,"You've quite a boy there Mr. Jones." I could only answer with a nod,For in his very being there I saw the miracle of God.Later in his high chair, in a manner I deplore,I ...

What’s happening at the Wieting

If you haven't bought your ticket to "Songs of War" they may be purchased at the theatre window that night. Remember the concert is Sunday, November 10 at 2 P.M. at the Wieting. Ticket prices are $8 regular, $4 for Veterans or school students.While your are at the theatre that afternoon you ...

The bridge to somewhere

Creativity waxes. Creativity wanes. Words flow. Words get stuck in that nether land between midnight and morning, where visions dance, and moral debts are paid.Perhaps it is the man is incapable of discerning science from art. Perhaps he is caught up in the structure and beauty of the language ...

We the people…

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution ...

Toledo Farmers Market

Market Report for October 25thIt's hard to believe this was the last market of the season. Don and Lori, Vernon and Wilma, Larry and Caryn, Dale and Elle, Chuck and Ginger, Dawn, Cheryl, Marie, Lois, Brenda and Ethan, Shirley, Freddie and Michael, Marv and his music, and Karen had tables full ...

What’s happening at the Wieting

On Sunday, November 10, the Wieting Theatre Guild will sponsor a special music program called "Songs of War." We have tickets on sale at this time for this event. The price is $8 for adults, $4 for Veterans of any war and $4 for students. Tickets are available from any theatre guild member or ...