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  • Pleasing to the palate

    While it’s always a shame to see the demise of any local business, the Sept. 15 front page announcement story, “Return to Form,” is pleasing to my pal ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Column: Toys can be truth-based

    I recently noticed there’s a website for a business that makes and sells little green Army men in yoga poses while wearing common combat gear. At firs ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Harvest time on Iowa roads

    Fall is upon us and with the changing colors and cooler temps come harvest time. The farmers will be and are out in the fields bringing in the crops. ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • The reduction of Muslim Americans

    On Aug. 31, Nazma Khanam, a 60-year-old Muslim woman, was stabbed to death while walking near her home in Queens.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Clinton sees her own voters as the 47 percent

    How many times must the left tell Americans what it thinks of them before Americans realize a simple fact: Leftist leaders simply don’t like half the ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Column: When it isn’t fun anymore

    To start, I am not “that” parent. I am completely willing to let my kids lose a game, not get a part and in another way, shape or form fail at a task. ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Even organic farms sacrifice sustainability to cut costs

    I visited a family farm recently. It was small, and local, and certified organic. In theory, it was everything an eco-conscious foodie could want. And ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Dear old times

    My mother will be 88 years old on Sunday. I will be 60 next May. My father died 30 years ago. I am an only child. I live near my mother, a two-minute ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Column: A hairy ordeal

    If I had to count the number of hairstyles I’ve had in my lifetime, I’d likely have to go with one. Perhaps two if you count an unfortunate perm at th ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Fond stories of the Hotel Maytag

    Reading about the City of Newton purchasing the Maytag Hotel on a temporary basis brings back a family story I have heard a number of times about this ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Sausage Party politics

    Seth Rogen, co-writer, co-producer and co-star of the animated comedy “Sausage Party,” is unhappy with me — for defending him.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Column: A night at the drive-in

    The sun is setting over the horizon — turning the evening sky all different shades of pinks and oranges. It’s a beautiful sight, but the night has onl ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • But my quirks are endearing

    I was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety disorder many years ago. I wasn’t aware I was struggling as badly as I was with my symptoms. Alth ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Anti-pipeline movement gathers steam

    Thousands of Native Americans at Standing Rock in North Dakota are protesting a pipeline project that puts their water supply at risk, threatens to pl ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Column: Action and Reaction

    Full confession from a science geek — I never took physics in high school or college. Every time it came up on the class registration forms I avoided ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:54 am