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Reaching out grows programs

Reaching out grows programs

Grow a program. Grow tradition. Grow pride. Grow respect. Grow sportsmanship. Grow confidence.It’s a…
Still finding issues with the RPI

Still finding issues with the RPI

High school football fans in the state of Iowa were introduced to the RPI last season. And it was about this time last year I wrote a column…
Mondays

Mondays

I had such a Monday. I’ve had a few of those the last month or so but this time, it was something special. 
Craft Showin’

Craft Showin’

The weekend before last I kicked off my craft show season with my first show at the Iowa State Fair grounds. It is a huge show and I felt pr…
Altered schedule

Altered schedule

My daily schedule is pretty simple. Work late, get up around 11 a.m., go workout, see my family for a few minutes and then head back to work…
Adventures of reading

Adventures of reading

I enjoy a good book. I used to be quite an avid reader in my teens and early adulthood. In grade school, I had far too much energy to cozy d…

Farewell Scott Watson

I had a Facebook message from a Scott Watson in Douds. He is a Southeast Iowa dirt track announcer and had written a book about his 30-some …
Reds still stink

Reds still stink

My Cincinnati Reds won’t be in the postseason again in 2019. For the sixth straight year that is the case, but they didn’t lose 90 games for…
Social media display

Social media display

I am incredibly grateful to have grown up during an era before the prevalence of social media. I cannot imagine going through middle school …
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