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  • Column: The Minimalists

    Tiny houses kind of creep me out. At least the phenomenon of tiny houses featured in the HGTV show “Tiny House, Big Living.” I’m relatively claustroph ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • It may be my be-all end-all

    Make it stop! I’m am so fed up with these nuisancy phone calls! You know the calls — the ones when no one answers you, or you hear a recording offerin ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Singing from the hills

    “The Sound of Music” has always been one of my favorite things. I grew up watching the Julie Andrews movie, singing along with every note. Yes, I have ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Time for a bad idea to go up in smoke

    Terril is a town of 364 residents and it seemed like most of them were looking on from across the street as four fire departments tried to get a blaze ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Supports immigration ban for protection

    In response to Rev. Jessica Parker’s letter published Feb. 2, I write, also, as a person of faith, a believer of the Holy Bible and one who uphold our ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Empty nest decadence

    The empty nest can get sort of decadent at times. Ginnie still works full time, and I work part-time, but without kids at home, it’s pretty much of a ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • It’s 1984 in Trumplandia

    Tromp-tromp-tromp — troops are marching to battles. Boom-boom-boom — bombs are blowing up communities. Whoooosh — poisonous gas is being released.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Live from Facebook

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct. 13, 2016During the height of the Apollo program ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Farmers should be pleased with Glass-Steagall bill

    We have experienced more than two weeks of President Trump being in office.Is it good? I don’t know ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Chucking the political check-off

    Tax season is upon us, and Iowans who do not wish to procrastinate are busily preparing their tax returns in order to close out the 2016 tax year. If ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • The left won't stop threatening Trump

    At barely a week and a half into President Trump’s administration, the left was in sheer panic mode. We’ve seen headlines blaring that Trump institute ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Column: ‘Be great, or be gone’: Learning from Belichick, Brady

    A wise man once said, “Be great, or be gone.” Greatness is fascinating. It’s not necessarily measur ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Column: G.O.A.T.

    I was probably in the minority for the Super Bowl on Sunday as I cheered for the Patriots. I didn’t start out the game cheering for New England, I fou ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Lawmakers in disagreement on de-appropriations and school funding

    Week four at the Capitol brought frustration due to the de-appropriations bill and inadequate school funding proposal. This past Monday brought the fi ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • It’s real people now

    I know a guy. I don’t know how he votes because I was raised not to ask, but I know he is the first generation of his family to be born an American ci ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:58 am