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  • What I learned from country school

    Let me take you back to a simpler time: a time when children walked to school with their books of poetry and arithmetic securely fastened, not in a No ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Frequently asked questions concerning the new Veterans Memorial Complex

    The dedication for the new memorial complex was held on July 4, and as anticipated, many questions have arisen since then. We will try to answer them ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • I is Perfect

    Excuse me if I’m being too personal, but honestly, if there’s one workplace problem you will never ever have to worry about, it’s being perfect.
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Thank you, Steve Long, for the history lesson

    To the editor:Probably all of us have concerns about rising medical costs and confusion with health ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Behind every man...

    This week, I can’t help but to think about an old summer camp that is going on this week at Grinnell College called Summer Games University. Besides t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • The Cheat Sheet for Life

    I am not a big fan of most teachers, and certainly a screaming majority of the ones I had growing up. Teachers only stood in the way of my desire to g ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Skiff creates $27 million impact on local economy

    To the editor:Skiff Medical Center is a good example of something that is so vital a part of our imm ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Ty's Take: Perfection is my ultimate goal

    Sometimes, I’m too hard on myself, and I can’t help it.I have this overwhelming desire for several t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • World Cup at the White Castle

    When I was 19 years old, I lived in Australia in a house with six other expatriates — three Americans, two Germans and a Bulgarian. We lovingly referr ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Atkins diet

    Disgusted with myself back in March, I went on the Atkins diet. I had been on the Atkins diet years back, when Atkins was all the rage, and had lost a ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Culture War as State Hobby

    The Supreme Court recently closed its term with a ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, concerning the government’s mandate for employer provided insuranc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Know thy neighbor

    I have a regret. I’ve always been told not to dwell on regrets, but if I don’t learn from them, then it’s a waste of an emotion. Like many regrets, it ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Fourth of July parade in Newton never a disappointment

    To the editor:I admit, I love a good parade, and Newton’s Fourth of July parade is never a disappoin ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Let's Get Simple

    Is there a simple solution to all your problems at work?The simple answer is yes.Welcome to the new ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • My Visit to the Jasper County Historical Museum: The 1930’s House — ‘A Young Couple’s Home’

    Personally, what I know about the 1930’s is from what I’ve read, or as depicted on television or what I was taught in school; and of course, now, by w ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
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