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  • It’s just my way

    How do you feel about those people that think they know everything?We all know a person like that. N ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • A nation at risk

    In 1983, a commission studied U.S. public education and issued their findings in the report “A Nation at Risk”. They noted:  “Our once unchallenged pr ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Talented storyteller coming to Newton

    Larry Ray HurtoNewtonI read with a great deal of pleasure the announcement that One’s Company will b ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • There’s a little Griswold in us all

    Now that the Halloween costumes are safely stored away in crates and closets — to be remembered fondly like radio’s one hit wonders — and children hav ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Dillyn Mumme’s story

    Tammy Mumme (pronounced mummy) of Mt. Pleasant isn’t mum about her son, Dillyn. And for good reason.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Benghazi hearings based on a lie

    Sam OsborneWest BranchWhat has been learned about Benghazi is that the entire intent of the hearings ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • November is National Hospice Month

    Jesse IversonSkiff Hospice Clinical CoordinatorNovember is National Hospice Month and hospices acros ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Early girl

    I had a ripe tomato on the first of June —I’m not kidding!It all started when I was grocery shopping ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Costume ideas from the ‘Dark Side’

    Coming up with an original Halloween costume is tough work.Thanks to social media and the accompanyi ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Cellulosic ethanol a treat for Iowa economy

    Iowa is widely known for our first-rate hospitality, first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses and first-class production of corn, soybeans, pork and ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • No, Hillary didn’t care about Stevens

    The media hailed Hillary Clinton’s supposed political triumph at a hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi concerning the terrorist attack o ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Outdated workplace policies are holding families back

    Families are working harder than ever to make ends meet, send their children to college and save for retirement. The earnings of women are central to ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Call me crazy

    For the past three weeks I have been participating in an activity I never thought I would do: 5 a.m. work out classes. Sometimes I think I am having a ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Do we really honor our veterans?

    I was standing around at the dedication of a new veterans memorial the other day, in the city hall, not too far from the “wall” the city hall installe ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Bakken pipeline brings outdated energy into Iowa’s future

    The Iowa Utilities Board will begin hearing public comments Nov. 12 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in the final public process to determine if Dakota ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:28 pm