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Opinion

Dear Santa,

Local Columns

Ok, ok, forget the two front teeth. I want a whole lot more than that. Besides, what in the world would I do with two more front teeth? And forget this "I don't believe in Santa" thing either. I believe, I believe, I believe. So please don't forget me again this year. I've been good, ...

America First! Trump’s Message Resonates With Voters

Editorials

"'America First' will be the major and overriding theme of my administration," stated Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. As the Republican nominee, and now President-Elect, Donald Trump is the first major party candidate in some time to run for office under the banner of placing ...

Appreciates help for young adults in Toledo

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor:Something beautiful happened to me the other day. Nine young adults graced my world with kindness.They are a group of friends who are following Jesus. They gather together weekly.They were Travis Mullen, Allison and Darvin Graham, Michelle and Matt Anderson, Georgia ...

What’s Happening at the Wieting?

Local Columns

My, where did the year 2016 go? It is December now and the Christmas season is upon us.It seems a little early for people to have their homes decorated for the holidays. Do you drive around the twin-cities (Tama and Toledo) and look at their decorations? You should. It has always been one of ...

Capitol Update

Editorials

Now that the campaigns are behind us, we are busy preparing for the 2017 legislative session. I would like to thank all of the voters for their participation in this election and especially all those that voted to return me to the Iowa House to represent District 72. I am honored to once ...

What’s Happening at the Wieting?

Local Columns

My, where did the year 2016 go? It is December now and the Christmas season is upon us.It seems a little early for people to have their homes decorated for the holidays. Do you drive around the twin-cities (Tama and Toledo) and look at their decorations? You should. It has always been one of ...

Grateful for yard help

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor:Something beautiful happened to me the other day. Nine young adults graced my world with kindness.They are a group of friends who are following Jesus. They gather together weekly.They were Travis Mullen, Allison and Darvin Graham, Michelle and Matt Anderson, Georgia ...

Pearl Harbor -Dec. 7, 1941- Roosevelt asks declaration of war

Editorials

Early in the afternoon of December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his chief foreign policy aide, Harry Hopkins, were interrupted by a telephone call from Secretary of War Henry Stimson and told that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. At about 5:00 p.m., following meetings ...

Envy Economics

Editorials

For every big-spending politician these days, the answer to the question: "How will we fund this and that new government program?" is "Let's just tax the rich!" Can we actually make everyone equal in this country by taking more away from those with higher incomes and giving it to those with ...

John’s Top Ten Christmas Movies!

Local Columns

Too early for Christmas stuff? Nope. When you get this column, it will be December and that makes it officially "Christmas Season." I love this time of the year. Love the festive lights all over, the smiles on people's faces, the good cheer and, of course, looking for that right gift for that ...