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  • Column: Stack this!

    Do you know the second place score in this year’s impromptu Jasper County Fair adult Oreo stacking contest? I do, it’s 23. How do I know? Because it’s ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Reminder to stay safe in the sun

    Many Iowans have felt the effects of skin cancer. If detected and removed early, skin cancer is almost always curable. Our family was fortunate in tha ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Loving animals to death

    We need to sell more rhino horns, quickly.That may be the only way to save rhinos from extinction. T ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Making events happen

    We have a great community. When events need to happen, our businesses come together to help. Iowa Youth Chorus recently held a music choir camp for ch ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Happy Palindrome Week

    Palindrome Week, the most unnecessary of false holidays, is the celebration of balanced days. Supposedly.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Q&A: Spending Oversight

    Q: What drives your relentless grip on the federal purse strings?A: Like many Iowans who grow up in ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Our evolution to boring

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Feb. 3, 2017.It’s officially official... hubby and I ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • There’s no good reason for your boss to make 347 times what you do

    CEO pay at America’s 500 largest companies averaged $13.1 million in 2016. That’s 347 times what the average employee makes.
    July 20, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Column: On Bushong Pond

    Nestled in a private corner of Poweshiek County, there is a place that is the picture of peace and tranquility. It is a place that could easily be mis ...
    July 20, 2017 - 11:24 am
  • Rev. Paul Harvey turns 90

    Ginnie’s father, the Rev Paul Harvey, just turned 90. Yes, he likes to joke about his name and says things like, “Now, for the rest of the story.” But ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • What happened to America’s wealth? The rich hid it

    If you find yourself traveling this summer, take a closer look at America’s deteriorating infrastructure — our crumbling roads, sidewalks, public park ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Yes, politics is dirty. No, it isn’t as dirty as you think it is

    Expectations define behavior.The success of a marriage nearly always depends on the expectations of ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • So it goes

    People will always tell you that the first step is the hardest, but that’s a lie. When you decide to take up running after a lifelong hiatus, all of t ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Stand up for farmers

    Hello, I’ve been silent for too long. We farmers have the most beautiful crop growing, but the present price won’t buy a day off. We are forced to go ...
    July 18, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Joining ICCI isn’t the thing to do

    In response to the June 29 letter entitled “Time to do something different.”For those who care about ...
    July 18, 2017 - 10:47 am