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Opinion

Family activity time!

Local Columns

Your yard has been raked and re-raked several times; you're now watching re-runs of re-runs and your new hobby is boredom, so what's a guy or gal to do? Well, my friends, the staff at "Take A Mulligan" is challenging you and your family to a contest or quiz or something to that effect. This ...

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

Editorials

Last week the governor announced a new website to give Iowans better access to testing, and give public health officials a better idea of how Iowa is progressing through the pandemic. It helps the governor make decisions on the activities safe to reopen and areas of activities needing to remain ...

Iowa agriculture won’t be forgotten as we battle COVID-19

Editorials

There is no family or community in our great state that hasn't been touched over the last few weeks by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic hardship that has come with itBut as I've held tele-townhall meetings and talked with constituents and stakeholders across the First District, I've ...

Supt. Smith provides Middle School assessment

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor:Recently there have been questions about the legitimacy of the concerns the district has raised about the 105-year-old middle school. Specifically, there have been allegations that building conditions are being fabricated.Our district believes in full transparency, so I am ...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor:April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. ACCESS, along with other community partners, provides resources to survivors of sexual assault. People of all gender identities, sexual orientations, race and ethnicities and cultural and economic backgrounds face the effects of ...

The Story of Rose

Local Columns

In the midst of this social isolation we're all going through, enjoy this story about a lady named Rose.In a certain midwestern college, a professor of a class challenged each of his students to get to know someone they didn't already know. This one young man stood up to look around when a ...

“What The World Needs Now…”

Local Columns

Remember that song from decades ago? It suggested that the world needs love, and that's true. Among other things, might the world need prayer, too? I like the saying, "He who kneels before God can stand up to anything!" If nothing else, these present days have taught us that there are many ...

Coronavirus-damaged businesses deserve financial relief

Editorials

For the first time in our nation's history, a pandemic has closed the economy, shutting down businesses, schools and our way of life.Congress acted swiftly to respond to the public health emergency and triage the economic fall-out. The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security ...