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  • The time I spent two days with five farmers

    The past few weeks, I've been working on a project for our Central Iowa AG Magazine that comes out the first week of November.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Pipeline a boon for union workers

    Ron PrymekCarlisleAs a longtime union worker, I would like to state my support for the Dakota Access ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • A fight over waterways

    Environmental groups and Democratic legislators are pressuring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to say that General Electric must continue cleaning up the m ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Horton Hears a Who (Again)

    One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is a story about an elephant named Horton who hears a speck of dust calling to him, a speck that turns out to be a ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • The Pope we need

    For full disclosure, I am not a confirmed Catholic. I have only been to mass a handful of times in my life, and I respectfully claim ignorance to the ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Cheeto the Bandito

    Since writing about Ole Sharpie, I have been inundated with stories about Mt. Pleasant’s most infamous dog. Seems as though anyone who has spent much ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Vandalism remains an issue at Maytag Park

    Joyce MoenNewtonIt is unfortunate that the honored Fred Maytag Park, worthy of placement on the Nati ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Chicago’s taxpayer-funded ode to Robber Barons

    History, as the old adage goes, is written by the winners. Even though many “winners” are losers as human beings.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Some celebs can’t be ‘normal’

    There is no retreating into a so-called normal life for certain celebrities — but there should be.Wh ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Rich Socialists and Bernie Sanders

    California is the land of hypocrites.As I pulled into the parking lot adjacent to my radio station i ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • End the silence

    Ron BergIowa CityTwo-thirds of American families have been touched by addiction. Think about that. I ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Clinton will strengthen rural health care

    Cindy PollardNewtonWhile nearly one-sixth of Americans live in rural areas, only one-tenth of physic ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Homegrown fuel is good for Iowa

    Iowa has a generous supply of energy producing resources. In addition to wind and our emerging solar industry, Iowa is a leader in homegrown biofuels, ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Willowbrook is a community treasure

    Lou Ann HillNewtonI was first aware of Willowbrook (formerly Willis Adult Day Center) when it was lo ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • A snake in the grass

    In Missouri, a female snake in captivity has given birth without the assistance of a male snake. She did it last year, too. The snake, who lives alone ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:08 am
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