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  • Live from Facebook

    Editor's note: This column originally published Oct. 13, 2016During the height of the Apollo program ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 8:57 am
  • Mama bear

    “There are bears ahead,” he said. Or at least that’s what I think he said. I’ve never been very good at listening when I’m distracted, and I’m distrac ...
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Q&A: Fixing America’s Tax System

    Q: Are the stars aligned in Washington to enact comprehensive tax reform this year? A: The White Hou ...
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Column: From gardens to goldfish

    Hallmark can have its “Christmas in July,” but for me the happiest thing about July and August is the produce from my garden.
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Good Samaritans save life

    The heat and humidity were almost unbearable at July 17, even at 7 a.m., when Marilyn and Bill Knox went for their daily walk around East Lake Park in ...
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • ESSA plan could sink Iowa education

    The Iowa Department of Education produced its second draft of a response to ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), calling for comments in July so it can ...
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • Column: A trip to Disney World

    “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.” — Walt Disney Company
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Where is the outrage?

    Can you hear it? No? Listen closely, now can you hear it? No? Turn down the volume on your TV and radio. Still can’t hear it?
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • Google’s leftist Goggles leave Googlers agog

    So, Google is a leftist company.That’s no surprise. All you’d have to do to verify that fact is watc ...
    Aug. 9, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Newton working to help those in need

    I commend Meredith and Jim Tracey and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for their efforts to help provide for the needy in our community (a story appeare ...
    Aug. 9, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Protestor behavior not acceptable

    Recently, two protesters were arrested for claiming responsibility for sabotage efforts along the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Sadly, some of the s ...
    Aug. 9, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Column: Airline debacles

    There have been a number of unsettling headlines that have caught my eye this summer, from children and pets being left in hot cars to the carnival ri ...
    Aug. 9, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Column: Busy bees

    As the month of August rolls around, I know that about every area of my life is going to become busier. From Old Settlers kicking off the month to fai ...
    Aug. 8, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Want to improve your diet? Plant a fruit tree

    Homegrown trees provide free, convenient fruit in season without requiring a trip to the store.One o ...
    Aug. 8, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • A slap (or not) from my pop

    When I was a kid, and I did something wrong, I got punished.But Pop had standards.Sometimes, I’d do ...
    Aug. 8, 2017 - 10:20 am