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Opinion

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY–“OH, NO!”

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My wife and I celebrated 46 years of marriage last week and went to see my daughter and her family in Texas, who were celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary. I had a great time reconnecting with my 1 ½ year-old granddaughter. Finally, she had begun warming up to me, while having a great ...

You Know You Grew Up In Chelsea if….

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-You know how to Polka and do the Chicken Dance. -The name of your bank includes your town name. -You know what “cow-tipping” is. -You’ve had to stop your car and wait while 8 deer cross the road and clear the fence on the other side. -Little smokies in barbecue sauce are ...

The biggest fool in Tama County!

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Why do foolish things come so naturally? When I got my driver’s license, every car I got to drive, I wanted to see how fast it would go. And I-35 had flashing speed signs, meant to slow you down to the posted speed limit. Foolishly, I wanted to see how high I could get those signs to ...

The proof’s in the pudding!

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Remember this old adage? It clearly states my thoughts and opinions today. The Proof’s in the pudding my friend!!! In 1962 on a 6-1 decision, the United States Supreme Court held that reciting government-written prayers in public schools was unconstitutional, violating the Establishment ...

LEFT! RIGHT?

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Born left-handed, I was forced into a right-handed world who thinks their right, and left is wrong. In school, desk chairs always had arm rests for right-handers. We left-handers were forced to write “to the right,” which always smeared our school papers. In sports as a kid, we were forced ...

Memorial Day-A walk down memory lane

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As you know, last Monday was Memorial Day, the day we take a moment or two and honor those brave men and women who gave their lives for the freedoms we cherish today. But it’s also a time for people to reflect on all our loved ones that have passed on. Deb and I don’t get down to Chelsea ...

“Schooling-in-place”

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Schooling at home for our children is probably one of the most stressful events for most parents during this virus outbreak. Thoughts plague the mind, such as “How do I make sure my kids are getting the education they need?” “I’m not qualified to teach them!” Etc. Relax! You can do ...

Anderson for House Letter

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: 72 nd Horse Race, Well we’re in the final stretch Ms. Blackcloud and me. I see she’s got this newspapers endorsement. To quote a general, the center’s giving way, the flanks are overun, I have them just where I want them. I spent 30 years on my ...

Supports Rep. Dean Fisher

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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 ...