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  • 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
  • Under the lights

    Home sweet home. That is how it felt as I walked through the gates at Kinnick Stadium Saturday. For the first time since 2012, the Hawkeyes were hosti ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • ‘Walk at the Whistle’ on Oct. 7

    Jeff RussellDes MoinesIn 2011, the Healthiest State Initiative was formed to help Iowa become the he ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Pet owners should be responsible for their safety

    Lou HillNewtonThis is in regard to the Sept. 10 letter a lady wrote about a puppy left suffering in ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Law and border

    How many wars can we fight?Our presidential candidates demand “stronger action” against both illegal ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • An uphill fight against misconceptions

    Editor's Note: This column originally published Nov. 24, 2014.Last week I found myself standing with ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Still saying no to Bakken Pipeline

    LaVerne JohnsonPilot MoundOver a year ago my attorney notified “Energy Transfer Partners, LP, DBA Ba ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • I had the time of my life

    There are certain things that stick with you over the course of your lifetime — precious moments, big events and small victories. These can be monumen ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Prosecution of white collar crime hits 20-year low

    Just a few years after the financial crisis, a new report tells an important story: Federal prosecution of white-collar crime has hit a 20-year low.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Reinforce healthy relationships in our schools

    Austin McKenneyOskaloosaAmidst new academic ventures that come with the new school year, we cannot f ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • IDOT fails on solution for deadly intersection

    Six years of study, 121 crashes and 11 deaths — no viable solution.The Iowa Department of Transporta ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Fear locks away progress

    I have never been a tinkerer — at least not with my hands. I was never the kid tearing apart cars or messing with a motorcycle. I tinkered with words ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • One man’s junk...

    One man’s junk ... is another man’s treasure.The big old rusty steel drum was given to me by a farme ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Some are paid too much to ‘tweet’

    Neither of Iowa’s Division I head football coaches have official Twitter accounts — and I’m perfectly OK with that.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:50 am
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